USS THOMAS C. HART (DE/FF-1092) VETERANS ASSOCIATION

Sea Story: Mike Mckenna

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I reported onboard as a MSSN in 1989 without a care in the world. At the time we thought it was a war but only time would tell us it would only a flexing of a muscle. We went overseas for our 6 month med cruise but operation Desert Storm loomed. I befriended a man that was older than me in our supply dept affectionately known as SH2 Johnson. He used to cut hair, iron the Captain's uniform, and stock the ship's store.  He also made me forget we were in a conflict. During our deployment he went home for a death in the family. While home he drowned in a Lake in Louisana try to save his own son.

He was a great man and brought a smile to our departmentr everyday. He is a hero.