Dave will warn you up front on today’s Sea Stories Tuesday Episode – Adult Themes, Adult situations and even a little bit of Adult Language. Then he’ll do a pretty good job of dancing around the topic, until he has his “Madison Moment” and not only spells out the real issue, but makes a confession, one that until today NOBODY has ever heard.
The story begins with the idea of putting Enlisted women on to submarines. Not just any submarine, by the by, but Dave’s old submarine, the USS Michigan.
What are the issues and difficulties of submarine life? How will women integrate into those traditions and lifestyles?
What is the real issue? (It’s at this point that Dave will have his “Madison Moment” and that Dave will make a startling confession about his own sordid life aboard USS Michigan)
The Best Advice Dave ever got was on his first “real” day in the Navy – that is, the first day after Basic Training – from a Master Chief so old that when he exhaled you could see the salt crystals. For years Dave didn’t know the guys name. Now, thanks to Facebook, he does…