Oral history interview with Henry F. Bohne [sound recording] 2003 Jan. 23.
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Interview with Henry Bohne 2003 January 23 at the Veterans Service Office Douglas County Building Castle Rock Colorado as part of the Veterans History Project Douglas County History Research Center. Bohne recalls his memories of enlisting in the Navy in 1950 and his years of service originally aboard the U.S.S. Goss based in San Diego and later aboard the U.S.S. Cassin Young. The Cassin Young was transferred to the Destroyer Force Atlantic Fleet in 1952 and made its home port in Newport R.I. Bohne describes some of the anti-submarine surveillance duties he was involved in as a member of the destroyer's crew including a trip to Cuba when Castro was a revolutionary and had not yet come to power and many training exercises in the Caribbean. He reflects on taking a 30-day leave to go home to Wisconsin realizing how the Navy had changed him in a short time a change that continued to affect him in later years as well. He also talks about his life after being discharged from service in 1954 his enrollment at the University of Wisconsin and his activities after retiring from the Federal government including his recent involvement in veterans' organizations.