The Silver Dolphin Issue
Point of View No. 019
Signed post with originator's permission

Sat Jan 24 1998

Silver Dolphins for midshipmen

Al Schick wrote:

I am a retired 1125 Capt. (Bluegill SSK 242 & Permit SSN594 on active duty, Pampanito & SUBRON 3 staff as reserve) I sailed in Menhaden as a midshipman in 1954.

The thought of awarding Silver Dolphins to MIDN for summer cruise is appalling! The Submarine force functions as a well knit TEAM of enlisted and officer personnel contributing their unique skills to the whole. Without our dedicated core of enlisted dolphin wearers, we "gold dolphin" types would be lost at sea.

H. A. Schick CAPT USNR (RET)