|The following official USS Raton AGSS-270 letter was provided by EM2(SS) David E. Blair|
|U.S.S. RATON (AGSS 270)
FLEET POST OFFICE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
1 December 1960
From: Commanding Officer, U.S.S. RATON (AGSS 270)
To: KIMMER, Donald M, 468 30 71, EN1(SS) USN
VON KAPFF, Achin (n), 512 49 58, EN1(SS), USN
BAKER, John W., 347 73 24, EN2(SS), USN
MYERS, Richard E., 423 81 09, EN2(SS), USN
BLAKE, Leon (n), EN2, 446 47 49, USN
BLAIR, David E., 492 20 90, EN2(SS), USN
BOYCE, Hubert B., Jr., 436 59 05, EN2(SS), USN
SPRAGUE, Ralph S., 571 92 85, MM1(SS), USN
TRUAX, Phillip R., 514 41 65, EN3(SS), USN
LITT, William H., 532 45 31, EN3(SS), USN
RIGGS, Charles L., 484 37 16, EN3(SS), USN
GEDDES, Edward W., 390 15 82, MMFN, USN
Subj: Letter of Commendation
1. You are hereby commended for your outstanding performance of duty in connection with the removal and successful replacement of the crankshaft in RATON's #2 main engine.
2. Through your effort you contributed to the success of a difficult project originally considered not feasable for Forces Afloat. The job was completed in a record time of less than three weeks at a savings of $30,000 to the Navy.
3. By your devotion to duty and long hours of hard, grueling work, you materially contributed to the Material Readiness of RATON and the Submarine Force. Your actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Naval Service. WELL DONE!
H. E. PHELPS