"The Navy has changed a great deal. Not that the officers of my day were bad, because I served under a lot of good officers, believe me. But there were a few bad ones, too"
"I've been to a number of places and seen for myself the caliber of people who are in the Navy today - in all the services for that matter. This is an altogether different bunch. These people of today are really bright, young, good people"
"I got a job immediately after leaving high school; I was lucky - three dollars a week and all I could eat, working on a vegetable truck"