One day during the 1967 Vietnam deployment, I had the mid-day watch on the bridge, having just qualified for “OOD Underway”. We were standing off very close to shore, bow towards the beach, waiting for a shore bombardment assignment. Below, the Wardroom was having its first lunch seating. I noticed splashes in the water some distance off the port bow. Having lived by the ocean all my life, my first thought was fish jumping. Read More.