Klinger's Place

This is a personal place to post things to the Internet related to my hobby of numismatics and items related to my family and friends.

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Location: San Diego, California

I grew up in Lykens, PA, graduated from PENN STATE, and was commissioned in the US Navy in 1961. I spent 30 years in the Navy - finishing as a Captain. I served most of my years in the Submarine Service. I had command of the USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609). I have a wonderful wife (Marilyn), two kids (David & Karolyn), and six grandkids (Kevin, David, Alison, Amber, Richard & Sarah).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Russians stole my torpedo!

It all started in the early morning of 24 June 1979, in the calm waters off the coast of Guam. The USS Sam Houston (SSBN 609) was underway on routine sea trials. I was the Commanding Officer of that submarine at the time, and I never imagined what would happen in the next 25 hours!

[work in progress]