USS Nebraska Blue Crew Visits Nebraska
[Intel Source: The Sub Report] Speaking of small town parades, it seems some of the crew of USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) enjoyed themselves recently at the Nebraskaland Days Parade in North Platte, NE. Excerpt:
The appearance of crewmembers of the USS Nebraska drew loud cheers and applause from the crowd. Prior to the parade, Governor Dave Heineman met with the sailors, and accepted a plaque and hat from Commander Matt Colburn.CDR Colburn is the CO of the Nebraska's Blue Crew. As I've said before, the USS Nebraska has just about the best continuing relationship with her namesake I've ever heard of, and it's nice to see the crew being able to interact in such a positive way with the people of my native state.
“You are part of Nebraska,” Heineman said. “We are grateful for your service.”
Colburn and other members of the crew have attended the Frontier Review, the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, and Lunch with the Wild Bunch.
“People in North Platte have treated us like family,” Colburn said. “It has all been a wonderful experience.”
(Speaking of Nebraska being my native state, I'll be heading there at the end of the month for a short visit, so if there are any submariners in Lincoln who'd like to meet up, drop me an E-mail.)