Gone but not Forgotten
Charles H. Dunlap, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Norman Friedman’s article about the 5-inch/38-caliber gun in the April issue (“Armaments & Innovations,” pp. 10–11) brought back many memories. I was a fire controlman on board the destroyer USS Clarence K. Bronson (DD-668) during World War II. We handled and fired many rounds, and I salvaged a spent brass casing to make a solid brass cribbage board on the small workbench in the main battery computer room. The 5-inch/38s may have become obsolete, but I will never forget them, and my cribbage board will keep score forever.
Commander Peter M. Stroux, U.S. Navy (Retired)