About Paul Sherbo

Paul Sherbo in Iraq

Author Paul Sherbo, CAPT USNR (Ret.), was commissioned into the United States Navy from the ROTC program at the University of Kansas and qualified as a Surface Warfare Officer.  He served six years active duty in the Navy, including service in Iraq as the Navy’s Fifth Fleet representative to Coalition Forces in Baghdad.  Before retiring as a Navy Reserve captain, he commanded several Navy Reserve units.  He is a former newspaperman, was elected Chairman of the Colorado Federal Executive Board, and was chosen as Chairman of the Year of all FEBs in FY 2010. 

The link below is to a short video with film footage and photographs of the USS Frank E. Evans at the time of the collision.  This is neither an endorsement nor a critique of the video, but anyone interested in the collision may find it interesting.  Note the footage of a bow going down – it appears to have been shot in daylight, and since the Evans’ bow sank before 3:30 a.m., we’re unsure what that footage is.   Note, you will be routed to a different web page. 

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At right – Here I am aboard the USS Monitor.  Actually, a life-size mockup of the Monitor right outside the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia.  Inside, the musuem is restoring the recovered turret of the civil war ironclad, which was lost in a storm shorlty after the famous Monitor-Merrimac battle.  And to those of you who know me – no, I was NOT on the Monitor’s  pre-commissiong crew.

Paul Sherbo at the USS Monitor
Paul Sherbo at Soviet Foxtrot B-39, San Diego

At left – Message to Marx, Lenin, Stalin and the rest:  We won.