In 1965, on the Atule, we had a guy onboard that got into a lot of trouble with the crew. He wouldn't take showers, he stole something at the barracks, or something like that. There was a rather violent "blanket party" involved. I was on board overnight with a battery charge. I remember that there was a BIG DEAL the next morning. A lot of people had to go somewhere for questioning. I think this guy was an ET striker. The culprit didn't stop with the Atule. He reportedly stole from other boat crewmembers. I usually was involved with just about everything that happened in the barracks, but whatever happened I missed it. . Do any of you Key Wester's remember any of this?
by Gary Walker