Veterans History Project

Patrick Michael Callaway, Petty Officer – 1st Class, US Navy, Feb 1971 to Aug 1976


The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

Like many kids coming out of high school in the early 1970's Patrick Michael Callaway (Mike) wasn't ready for the college experience. One of his high school teachers had served in the US Navy as an Electricians Mate. The teacher often talked of his Navy days and an inspired Mike Callaway thought that it would be something he could pursue.

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