Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sub Sunk...or Not

When you are a subbie's wife, "Sub Sunk" is a message you never want attached to your husband's boat. The recent incident with the USS San Juan, brings some fears a little too close to home. This situation apparently scared enough folks that notifications went out to loved ones. Thankfully, the USS San Juan was heard from in the early hours of yesterday morning. It's still a scary thought. The "what if" thoughts can sometimes wrack on a wife or loved one's brain, and stories like this don't help.
The United States hasn't lost a submarine since the Scorpion and her crew were lost. I hope we never have to go through a time where the Sub sunk message is a real one again, but it's one of those things you will never know. This is part of the reason that I rarely watch the news while Ryan is at sea, especially.
It will be interesting to see what was exactly the cause of the miscommunication, lack of communication, and the general scare that happened surrounding the USS San Juan. I, for one, am thankful that her and her crew are safe and sound.


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