James Ward was a Navy ET, and has the distinction of having served aboard all three T-AGS:

Michelson from Dec. 1966 to Jan. 1968
Dutton from Jan. 1968 to Feb. 1969
Bowditch from Jan. 1975 to Feb. 1976


4_Amigo's1.jpg (93637 bytes) The 4 Amigo's.   Dec, 1968 - Somewhere in the North Atlantic.  As you can see, everyone is quite friendly.

Left to right:
     Chico Rosado SK2
     "Salty" Dave Holden ETR2
     James "Bongo" Ward ETN2
     Ken Seely ST3

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My friend Dennis Boom ETCM served with me aboard USS Canopus AS-34. He then followed me to Cape Kennedy, FL., where we were stationed for 4 years. Boy was that some hard duty.  Had to watch all those space shots! Dennis was also stationed aboard Dutton in 1965, although I did not know him then.

Dennis’ son Derek Boom was the Engineering Officer on USS Santa Fe SSN763 when she surfaced near the North Pole in ca. July 2006. See NavSource Online for a postal cover commemorating this event.