Los Angeles, CA
Division: 2nd Division & Turret 3
Years in Service: 4
I came onto the Iowa in 1985 as a boatswain's mate and served in 2nd Division. I then trained to be a gunners mate and joined the turret 3 crew as a damage control officer and projectile decks captain. I was there during the good times: Bob Hope's Christmas tour, and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders for New Years. I was there during the bad times: the loss of my crew mates during the explosion on April 19th. I will always remember them and do my best to honor them.