Gordon Read Key Biscayne, Florida Call sign; W4YIH Gordon started with a home-built ham radio in high school as a young man. Unbeknownst to him his knowledge as a ham operator would bring him to World War II. Gordon became proficient in CW and as the war intensified, Gordon joined the Navy reserve, and eventually joined the regular Navy, his rate would be Radioman Seaman first class. His station was Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Trever DMS 16, a World War one destroyer modified to a high-speed mine sweep, patrolling off the shores of Hawaii. Gordon still does ham radio but not as often as he would like because Gordon is 99 years old and will celebrate his 100-year birthday on May 28, 2022. You can catch Gordon in the morning on the Submarine Veterans Net at 14.343 MHz. Monday thru Friday’s from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The members of the Submarine Veterans Net always give Gordon the time he needs to talk to as many members as he can. After all, he has earned the right. You can see the interview with Gordon and a local TV station at the link below. Respectfully submitted, Robert (bud) Riestenberg (N4RJR) 73’s Link to Gordon’s interview at his home on Key Biscayne at the age of 95, with Chanel 77 Miami Florida "To open link control click"