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H. Hans Brakob

Born 06/01/1940, Gary, Minnesota
Gender Male
Parents Hans and Minnie Brakob
Schools Attended

Twin Valley HS, Normandale CC, U of M

Branch of Service Navy
Additional Identifiers Non-commissioned Officer
Service Timeframe 1958 - 1979
War/Conflict Berlin Crisis 1961
Vietnam War 1964-1975
Principal Units and Locations

USS Henley DD762, USS The Sullivans DD537, USS Vogelgesang DD862, USS Savannah AOR4, NAVCOMMSTA Guam, NAVCOMMSTA Norfolk, N&MCRTC Green Bay, NRD Mpls, NTC GLakes, NTC Orlando, NAVRADSTA Driver, NAVRADSTA Barrigada

Military Awards and Decorations

Radioman Second Class, 1963


Served as a Navy Radioman, retiring as Master Chief Radioman. I was a Sailor and Navy Radioman for 21 years, and am gone now from the sea, the ships, and the shipmates that I sailed with. I miss them greatly. Decades now have come and gone since last I went to sea. The years have a way of dimming things, like looking at the past through a smoky mirror. I went, as many others, my separate way… raised a family, and moved on… but a part of me, my Sailor’s Soul, will always be underway… somewhere… in the darkness, on a fast destroyer making turns for 30 knots, heading for distant waters.