HOMENEW ADDITIONSSITE MAPINTRODUCTION
FOREWORDINVOCATION1. WALTER S. SAVAGE, JR.2.  DE-386 (WWII)
3.  DE-386 CREW4.  DE-386 CREW PHOTOS5.  DE-386 SHIP PHOTOS6.  DER-386 (1955)
7.  DER CREW 1955 - 19648.  DER-386 PHOTOS9.  SAVAGE IN VIETNAM10.  VIETNAM CREW
11.  VIETNAM PHOTOS12.  SHIP'S AWARDS13.  ACTIVE SERVICE TERMINATED14.  REUNION ASSOCIATION
15.  DECEASED16.  ROSTER17  REUNION PHOTOS18.  KEEPSAKES
19.  MISCELLANEOUS20.  SITE POLICIES21.  WEBMASTER22.  SHIP'S STORE
23.  SITE AWARDS24.  COMMANDING OFFICERS 25.  SHIP'S HISTORY

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Thomas Lewis Witts, IC2
SECTION 10.
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SECTION 10. CONTENTS
Interior Communications Electrician Second Class
"R" Division 
11/1966  10/1969  
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Interior communications electricians install, maintain and repair the equipment needed for interior communications within ships and shore facilities. These communication systems include public address systems, interior telephone systems, alarm systems, engine telegraphs to communicate orders for changes in engine speed from the bridge (ship's command station) to the engine room, certain kinds of ship control and equipment monitoring devices, the ship's gyrocompass, the rudder position indicator, audio-visual equipment for the ship's TV entertainment systems, advanced navigation and various other equipment.

The duties performed by ICs include:

Maintaining and repairing interior communications systems
Preparing and interpreting blueprints,wiring diagrams and sketches
Installing and inspecting dry cell and storage batteries
Recharging wet cell batteries
Testing interior communications and gyrocompass equipment
Installing telephone and other communications circuits, boxes, switchboards and bell buzzer systems
Maintaining propulsion ordering and indicating systems
Maintaining tactical plotters and dead reckoning equipment
Maintaining and operating broadcast TV and radio systems and SITE (Shipboard Information, Training       and Entertainment) CCTV systems
Maintaining and repairing shipboard navigation equipment
Maintaining impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system
Maintaining ship's hull degaussing system
Maintaining sound powered phone system
Maintaining wind speed and direction indicator
Maintaining ship's speed indicator
Maintaining ship's optical landing aid system
Maintaining pilot landing aid television systems on aircraft carriers
Maintaining warhead/weapons storage alarm systems

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photograph of Tom Witts at groundbreaking ceremony for Veterans Memorial - 31 August, 2013
Snellville Veterans Memorial 
Tom speaking at groundbreaking ceremony on 31 August, 2013
Members of the Snellville Veterans Committee included Chairman Tom Witts, Snellville Mayor Pro Tem and a navy combat veteran (USS Savage).

On 24 May, 2014 at 07:30 p.m. the dedication will begin.  Between 08:15 and 08:30 p.m., the eternal flame which will rest at the top of the memorial, will be lit.

The memorial is dedicated to veterans of all wars and is located in the front of City Hall on Oak Road in Snellville, Georgia. The memorial features a “Wall of Veterans,” an eternal flame, and a waterfall.
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photo of Tom Witts - November 2013
photograph of the Veterans Memorial
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Tom at the Central Command Board
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BACK TO SECTION 9.Joe "Tiny" Allen, CS2Rich Cornall, SM3
Jerry Dean Howard, DC3Edward O, Leitao, Medic DivEdward O. Leitao, Medic Div. (2)
OC Division 1969Marvin Pendergrass, SMSNJerry G. Vanderburg, RD2
Ernesto Velez, TM3Mack C. Wilson, RD3Thomas Lewis Witts, IC2
Thomas Lewis Witts (2)

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