COLIN STOCKDALE
Maumelle, AR
USS Greenfish SS 351
YN3(SS)
I ENTERED THE NAVY IN JULY OF 57 AND MUSTERED OUT IN
JUNE 61.
I WENT TO SUB SCHOOL IN NEW LONDON,CONN.  WHILE
GOING TO SUB SCHOOL I WENT TO NEW YORK AND GOT TO
BE ON "NAME THAT TUNE" TV SHOW. I ATE DINNER WITH
PALADIN, HAVE GUN WILL TRAVEL FAME, AND HIS FAMILY.
ALSO MET FATS DOMINO, EVERLY BROTHERS AND JERRY LEE
LEWIS. I GOT TICKETS FOR THE TV SHOW FOR SUBMATES AT
SCHOOL AND THEY WENT TO THE SHOW. IT WAS QUITE A
THRILL FOR LITTLE COUNTRY BOY FROM MCGEHEE, ARK.
I SERVED IN HAWAII ON THE USS GREENFISH SS351. WE GOT
THE NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION AWARD DURING THE TIME.
WE WENT ON WESTPAC TRIPS AND AIDACK, ALASKA. I WAS
SENT TO THE SCULPIN
SSN590 AND WENT TO NUCLEAR SCHOOL WHILE IT WAS BEING
BUILT IN PASCAGOULA, MS. WE WENT ON SEA TRIALS AND WE
GOT TO MEET ADMIRAL RICKOVER.
I HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES OF MY TOUR OF DUTY AND
WAS SO FORTUNATE TO BE IN DURING THE COLD WAR AND
JUST MISSED VIETNAM. SOME OF MY FRIENDS WENT DOWN
ON THE THRESHER AND THAT HURT. I AM A PHARMACIST AND
WORK PART TIME. MY WIFE MARY ELLEN TEACHES NURSING
AT BAPTIST. MY SON IS A GASTRO DOCTOR IN JONESBORO
AND MY DAUGHTER IS A WOOD CARVER IN PIGEON FORGE,
TN. WE HAVE TWO GRANDCHILDREN DONOVAN 8YRS OLD AND
GRANT 2 YRS OLD. MY SON WAS IN IRAQ WITH THE MEDICAL
UNIT AND RETURNED LAST YEAR.