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DICK FREITAG was a US Navy submariner in World War II and beyond.  He rode USS BLUEBACK but above that, he worked hard on making USS SILVERSIDES a Memorial boat and worked to maintain her.  That's not all - he worked extremely hard in U-505 to restore her to the beauty she is today.

DICK had a good heart and was always helping with worthy projects - he also did a lot to help Sharkhunters in our early days.  But it didn't pay to get on DICK's bad side - he was known as a 'curmudgeon', not giving any mercy to those who tried to stop a good project, and he proudly acknowledged that title.

If you knew anything about the WW II American submarines - you knew the name of DICK FREITAG and that's a pretty good thing.

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