Episode from the podcastSubmarine Sea Stories | Ever wonder what it's like to spend the cold war under water with 100 other guys?

First Naval Academy grad and Sub Captain

Released Thursday, 18th September 2014
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Dave Butler grew up in a small town in Louisiana.  By a twist of fate, he was handed a Naval Academy appointment.  As a midshipman, he was first assigned to a surface ship and thought better of it.  He ended up on a diesel submarine and never looked back.  Dave relives his career including his influences, challenges and triumphs.
Dave back in the day.
002USS Minneapolis St. Paul, SSN 708 launch. Dave is the tall guy on the top
Near Hole-In-One 140910Near hole-in-one
XO_Subscol 002Commander Dave Butler
IMG_0362Dave Butler today