For those who served in the RVAH Community, their families, and friends!
The CDR Huber fuel can ejection incident mentioned in the October news letter was not the only surprise during the cruise. RVAH-12 was deployed on a NATO exercise in the North Atlantic south west of the UK. We were joined by vessels from several NATO countries.
September, as we all know, can be a bit unsettled with hurricanes churning around the Atlantic. Two storms joined the exercises producing 50 foot waves. All ships except Indy ran for the English channel, During the night we took , green water on the flight deck, a bit of catwalk damage forward, a lot of rock and roll, sea sickness....
The view from the ASSC back porch was awesome. As the seas rose destroyers disappeared between waves with only the masts visible. Unfortunately the photographs I took have been lost.
I think I have the details correct. Henry Howard and Sam Zadjura were on that cruise also, maybe they can correct any errors my 72 year old brain has messed up.
As I recall CDR Huber was killed later that fall when his plane crashed near Albany Georgia.