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Re: Anybody remember this guy
Posted by Dave Jenkins on 8/31/2006, 6:17:10, in reply to "Re: Anybody remember this guy"
Yes that was quite an event. It is probably the most memorable event of my brief Navy career. I actually got to know Butch pretty well after that since we were both on restriction and extra duty at the same time. He was atcually a nice guy and suprisingly down to earth. He was just going through a rough time in his life. I hope everything worked out for him too.|
: At the time SM2 Nickles, leapith from the
: fantail underway in the Pacific after
: reportedly telling the Aft Lookout "
: watch this !" I was on the fantail that
: day trying to catch a nooner laying my head
: between the bits on the starboard side. Next
: thing I heard was the 1MC sounding Man
: Overboard ! He didn't want to get into the
: motor whaleboat and the Master at Arms ended
: up having to keep a 24 hour watch on him
: until we got on station and transferred him
: to the Cruiser who took him back to Panama.
: Unfortunately we finished the deployment and
: actually made it back to Mayport before he
: did. They gave him an extended stay in the
: brig in Panama before shipping him back for
: a discharge. I hope everything ended up
: working out for him in the long run. The
: Paul and her underway schedule could sure
: strain some relationships.
: --Previous Message--
: You are referring to Floyd "Butch"
: Nickels (sp?). I well remember that day he
: jumped somewhere in the Pacific of off
: Central America on the way back from Panama.
: He was one crazy MF.
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