From a Shipmate
"USS Norfolk Arrives at Havana, Cuba on
26 Feb 1958"
Submitted by William Schauer, DL 1; 1957-1960
"That was the day of my 21st birthday, and we were at Naval
Station Key West that day. I was at my sea detail on the bridge
when this photo was taken. Along the waterfront on the bottom of
the picture just after this picture was taken, an old Buick caught
on fire, and a man was taking rifles out of the burning car and
putting them into another.
After Havana, we stopped at Naval Base Gitmo. We had liberty in
Gitmo City while there. That's unheard of now days. The whole ship
had a softball game with beer on the weekend while at Gitmo.
Later on while on cruise, we stopped at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
That was my first visit, and I thought it was a real beautiful place.
I am going to close this letter now. I was a PN2 when I left the
Norfolk and shipped over on the Norfolk. Now I am a retired PNC,