EMCM(SS) Oliver A. Holbert, Jr. (Mr. Skip) has been selected to be one of two Grand Marshall’s for the annual Veteran’s Day Parade November 10, 2019 in downtown Port Allen, LA.

I am honored to even be asked to submit an entry for the honor. I enjoyed my 24 years in the U. S. Navy and serving my country. As many of you know, I was in the Submarine Service and served on two WW II subs and 5 nuclear powered submarines. I was trained as a Nuclear Electrical Operator and Engineering Watch Supervisor. I also served as the periscope photographer on two of those submarines during the Vietnam War. I retired a Master Chief Electricians Mate (E9), qualified in submarines (SS), in 1980.

My name was submitted by Port Allen City Councilwomen, Charlene Gordon. Thank you for the honor of being asked to submit an entry.