It is always great to reconnect with former shipmates. We just tend to pick up where we left off, no matter how much time has past. Joe has been involved in the ministry most of the time. He is an associate pastor and is involved on local and international outreach programs. Joe and his wife Veronica also own "The Sunrise Breakfast Shoppe" near where I use to live in Great Bridge. The food is excellent!! It was great getting to see Joe and geting caught up and learning about the noble work he is doing through the ministry.
Even during Joe's time on the USS Hart, he worked hard for charitable causes. During a fundraising drive for the Navy Relief Society, Joe pledged a considerable donation to have the Command Master Chief (me) thrown overboard (about 75 miles east of MA)!!
SKCS (SW) Mcgourn pays the Chief Master At Arms a large sum of money to have the Command Master Chief tossed into the Atlantic Ocean about 75 miles east of MA.
Just a little swim in the Atlantic with a few of my friends (XO & ship rescue swimmers.
That's all for now. Thanks for stopping by.
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