Speaking to the Future:
In this interview, Henry Bohne relates his experiences in the U. S. Navy. Bohne is a Korean War-era veteran who served from 1950 to 1954, and was a Petty Officer First Class when his enlistment ended. After three months in boot camp, Bohne was posted to San Diego, CA where he served aboard the U.S.S. Goss, DE-444, as a general duty deckhand before becoming a Sonarman Striker working in the Sonar Shack. He describes shipboard life on both the U.S.S. Goss and the U.S.S. Cassin Young, where he was transferred in 1951. The U.S.S. Cassin Young operated out of Newport, RI, as part of Destroyers, Atlantic. Although the ship traveled to many ports, it spent a lot time in the Caribbean. Bohne describes some of the anti-submarine exercises the ship took part in, as well his duties and the sonar equipment. In 1952, Bohne went to Sonar School in Key West, FL where he graduated first in his class. Bohne relates his experiences going home when his enlistment ended and his life after his tour of duty.