The Commander Submarine Group SEVEN letter of commendation.

Funny Asides: My fellow submariners nicknamed me “Country” because I had a Kentuckian accent (little did they know I was from Northern Kentucky, and I had no idea how to milk a cow). Shortly after we deployed on WESTPAC, my wicked mother sent me a photo of ME with a raggedy mullet. From that day on I was forever known as Joe Dirt. Why did you do that to me, mom? Why!!!