Edgar E. DeLong is a retired Lieutenant Commander US Navy and he is now a writer. He was the OOD when the USS Columbus CG-12 went through the Panama Canal. This trip occurred when the ship was restationed from the west coast to the east coast. The following story is one that he has written about that trip.
USS Columbus Sea Stories
Another interesting story, written by Ed DeLong, is about his "taste" of the legal profession. This started during his tour of duty on board the USS Columbus CG-12.
Thank You Ed DeLong, it is a pleasure having these stories on the site.
USS Columbus "Interesting Stories"