From May 1967, till April 1968, I had the honor and privilege of serving aboard the USS Archerfish. She was an old World War II submarine. In her years at sea, she logged a proud and distinguished history.
During the time I served aboard her, I grew to love her. Her proud history was, and still is, a source of great pride to me. I believe I can truly say, that all who served aboard her from World War II, until she was laid to rest in 1968, were equally proud.
I would like to tell you about a portion of Archerfish's proud history.....mainly, her fifth war patrol. This patrol was to gain Archerfish great recognition, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation. Her accomplishments on this patrol were to be of great value in shortening the war.