Monday, September 18, 2006

Father O'Callahan History

Interesting histories are posted at:
On a site called "The Cross" and at the Holy Cross Website.
An interesting discussion on Sister Rose is on the discussion board.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Shipmate Story

Orville Anderson and Bill Scroggins ... A story for the blog. Note: a lot of great conversation is now taking place on our google forum for the USS O'Callahan. Enjoy!
For those of you who don't know, Orville and I know each other, although we did not serve together on the O'Callahan. We live very close to each other on the Texas Gulf Coast. We missed serving together by only a couple of weeks. We shoot together in a local .22 Rimfire Rifle Target Competition once a month. Sometime last year I was at the shooting range on a cold day and was wearing my Navy foul weather jacket (not the same one I had back then! It wouldn't fit anymore). I have an original O'Callahan Ship's Crest sewn on my jacket. I was standing behind the firing line during a cease fire and Orville noticed my O'Callahan patch on my jacket. He asked me if I served on the O'Callahan. I told him, yes, that I was a plankowner. It was then that we found out that we had missed serving together by a couple of weeks in November 1971. It really is a small world! Bill Scroggins