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    Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 6:18pm
"Dennis Crile, ETCM (SS), served on Hawkbill from 1987 - 1993 and 1996 - 2000. He made this comment when asked what prompted him to begin this project, "NASA's finest hour was the Apollo program. My finest hour was the USS Hawkbill. This project is a step back in time. My way of recalling that experience."

Dennis has recreated parts of Hawkbill in his basement. Presumably he is either single or has a VERY understanding spouse.


Any of you ever do something like this? Hardcore!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JrKrup, Skimmer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 6:45pm
There's nothing wrong with that. It is a second living space, a second "bedroom" especially for the kids, and there's another half bathroom - didn't see a toilet, but a urinal. With minor modification - de-"Navy" the place, it does add to the property value.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gerry Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2019 at 8:07pm
Didn't mean to imply it isn't cool, because it sure is. Reading further, it appears he is married; he installed a second growler in the kitchen upstairs but said his wife still prefers to yell at him. Even more like being on the boat, I guess.
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OOO KKK !
Somebody send for the Doc!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 2019 at 12:29pm
Seems to me the guy is just having a good time setting up the Goat Locker in his basement.  I can think of a bunch of things he could be doing that would be a lot worse.  On the other hand if he is obsessed with this project to the extent he is spending the family's food money on it he may have a problem.  But, there is no indication of any of that.  No OCD going on here as far as I can see.

So, good on him.  I hope he invites some sub vet friends over for a beer and much reminiscing.  Let the sea stories begin . . . Wink  Thumbs Up


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He was my Sea Dad in Prototype.
 
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Originally posted by Curt Curt wrote:

He was my Sea Dad in Prototype.
 
S1W Crew "A" - He was an ET2 SPU, at the time.
 
Thanks for sea daddies. Mine kept me on track at A1W. 
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