This man has worked as a volunteer tour guide on Oregon Museum of Science and Technology’s submarine, the U.S.S. Blueback since 1995. A navy veteran who worked on similar submarines himself, he finds solace in spending time in the familiar setting, sharing stories with fellow vets.
“Get a group of us old sub guys together for some coffee, and it’s a lot of laughs,” he said, chuckling. “We love telling old sea stories, which is just a navy term for lies.”
Despite being on board a sub during multiple torpedo strikes from communist ships, he shows little signs of negativity towards his four-year navy stint.
“There were bad times [in the navy], sure, but also a lot of good times too. So many fond memories.,” he said. “It’s good for the heart.”