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Subject: 1973 October War rss

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Bill Lawson
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Wendell
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I remember this war. I also remember the US going on some high nuclear alert when briefly (and wrongly, thank goodness) it was believed the Soviets might intervene. Living next door to an air force base reinforced the concern...
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"Tenacity, Dick. Stay with the bastard until he's on the bottom." LCDR Mush Morton to LT Richard H. O'Kane, USS WAHOO (SS 238)
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In 1973 my father had just taken command a US fast attack submarine. We had just moved to Connecticut, and I was a geeky freshman at a new school.

I came home from school one day in October to find my Dad saying goodbye to us all as his ship was being hurriedly provisioned and loaded out for an unscheduled deployment. All I knew then was that it was the result of something going on in the Middle East.

The YKW was a very dicey situation that could have boiled over into confrontations with the USSR. In the submarine world, no doubt there was a lot of stuff happening.

We didn't see my Dad for 7 months.

Edit: And now I'm a geeky old guy...
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Suez '73
The best operational treatment of the subject
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Septic wrote:
Suez '73
The best operational treatment of the subject
I don't know ... Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War is a damn good game ...
 
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jeb123 wrote:
Septic wrote:
Suez '73
The best operational treatment of the subject
I don't know ... Bar-Lev: The 1973 Arab-Israeli War is a damn good game ...
Suez '73 is moreso the best tactical treatment of an operation on the subject, whereas Bar Lev is a damn good game on the operational treatment of the war.
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