Sunday, January 09, 2005


Its now been nearly 2 days since the news broke about USS San Francisco's grounding, and just hours since the news that the critically injured shipmate died. The early reports indicate that there are 23 other sailors injured with broken bones and lacerations.

As a retired submariner, this news lays heavy on my heart. I have no idea who the injured and dead are, but on the other hand, it seems as if they are all my dear friends because of the tight brotherhood of bubbleheads.

I'm so anxious to learn more of this disaster, but there is little news yet except that the reactor is running and the ship headed for home. Hear are some links to the news stories (though all say pretty much the same thing):

The Star Online Swiss Info CNN China View Turkish Press