I entered the US Navy in 1961, served on two WWII LSTs. Helped put LST 825 back in commission after the Cuban Missel Chrisis in 1963. This single event propelled me into a position as Captain, elected by the crew in Souda, Crete. They needed a leader to help them restore and sail a 58 year old LST 325 hopefully back across the Atlantic to the USA. This was 35 years after I left the Navy.
Captain signing transfer papers
Dominick Perruso, plumber with trough Strobel's sign