…So I was looking at a technology that as far as our laws of physics and what we knew at that time didn’t exist. This was in 1966. But, when we reached Pearl Harbor we were not allowed to go ashore to go on liberty, even though we didn’t have the duty. And about two hours after we birthed at the submarine base, a commander from the Office of Naval Intelligence came on board and debriefed each one of us individually in the Captain’s state room. And the ultimate outcome of the debriefing was that we didn’t see anything, we didn’t hear anything and we had to read rules and regulations that told us that if we ever talked about what it was we didn’t see that we could be be imprisoned, could be fined $10,000 loose all pay and allowances, due whatever to become due. And I learned at that moment that the United States Navy didn’t want anybody to know about what we saw.
Bill hated right wing hated left wing…he hated these labels. He was an American. He believed in the US constitution. If you were right wing, you had an agenda. If you were left wing, you had an agenda. Bill had no agenda. Bill believed in the Constitution.