Here are some pages taken from Don Shelton's old USS RAY website:
|Awards and Decorations earned by USS Ray (SSN-653)|
USS Ray participated in ICEX86. Each crew member was presented with The Arctic Service Ribbon. A second Arctic Service Ribbon was awarded in 1990. A third Arctic Service Ribbon was awarded in 1990. Info provided by Capt. Jim Adams & LT(SS) Tom McGreevy
Here is the info:
A DD-215 was issued to Ross that amends his DD-214 to add the new awards. Thanks for sharing this research!
From our commissioning Engineer:
What our people should know is that the Ray was completed in the shortest time of any nuclear submarine. I was the first officer to report and Bob Kennedy was soon after. We also set the NNSB&DDC record for the most deficiencies submitted. Clearly the performance after commissioning stands for itself. This was the result of an outstanding engineering department. Reid Smith.