Nicholas A. Hapshe Jr. (audio only)

 

Nicholas Hapshe served in the U.S. Navy from 1969-71 with the 7th Fleet, Destroyer Squadron, at Norfolk, Va., and Guantanamo, Cuba. His duties included servicing anti-submarine missiles and as a fleet kitchen worker.

This interview was part of a program conducted by graduate students at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.

 

Robert W. Wright

 

Bob Wright was born and raised in Natick. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1966 to see the world and have some adventure. He became a “plane captain” working the flight decks on the USS Yorktown, USS Constellation and the USS Ranger during the height of the Vietnam War and the Cold War.

 

 

Bob Wright at the Veterans Wall, Morse Institute Library, Natick

 

Bob Wright during his service on board the USS Yorktown
Bob Wright on deck

 

George Snow

 

In June 1948, 10 days after graduating from Holliston High School, George Snow joined the U.S. Navy. He was trained in electronics, and would spend the next 21 years as a petty officer/technician at various stations, including the 1st Naval District in Boston and with the submarine service in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean.

 

 

 

Frank “Chip” Sinclair

 

Frank “Chip” Sinclair grew up in Natick, and joined the U.S. Navy shortly after graduating from Natick High School in 1970. He would become a machinist’s mate on board the USS Little Rock and USS Capodanno. Sinclair also served 16 years in the Army National Guard.

 

 

USS Little Rock

 

Engine room, USS Little Rock

 

USS Capodanno