Comments from John Bush[ John, your aren't the only old fart reading these pages. Join the group and celebrate the greatness that the PTFs were. - Dan ]
I had the privilege of becoming a Plank Owner when CosRivDiv 21 was commissioned at Great Lakes (NTC, Illinois) comprising PTF's 17, 18, and 19, one of a relatively few Reservists to have had that opportunity. I served aboard her from '72-'75 as a member of the Reserve crews that augmented the Regular Navy crew. The Commodore was LCDR James Roper, whose next duty assignment was as First Lieutenant on U.S.S. Midway. After I left the
Division in '75 to accept a commission in Medical Service Corps, I heard
Thanks for the memories.
John W. Bush (former OS/2)