R.I.P. shipmate (Ken Uhland)

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R.I.P. shipmate (Ken Uhland)

Postby Larry keller on Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:54 am

http://www.almanacnews.com/morgue/2004/ ... obit.shtml

I spent several years on board the USS Wainwright with Ken Uhland. He was quite unique and he was often hassled because if it, but he was one of the sharpest guys I ever knew. There wasn't an SYA-4 console or module he couldn't fix. I will always remember his Cherry Blend tobacco spewing pipe, his Maryland State Police belt buckle, and the many-lb bags of M&M's his mother used to send to him. When Haile Sellasie came onboard in 1971 in Massawa, Etheopia, the Captain asked to put some of his programs up on the computers, in particular, "The Flight of the Bumblebee". I think he went back to MI as an instructor, but not sure.

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Re: R.I.P. shipmate (Ken Uhland)

Postby rmcguire on Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:02 am

Never knew Ken, but it's sad to hear that another of our shipmates has passed. Fair winds and following seas, Ken.

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Re: R.I.P. shipmate (Ken Uhland)

Postby Doc Kivlighan on Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:59 am

RIP Ken,
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Re: R.I.P. shipmate (Ken Uhland)

Postby Fburtxds1 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:03 pm

Ken Uhland taught me the UYK-7 when I rotated back to Mare Island in 1976, then I turned around and co-instructed with him till he transferred to CIVPAC in 1977. He was certainly a strange bird, like in "Big Bang Theory" nerd/geek.

He dragged me along to two Star Trek conventions up in Sacramento and even fixed me up with a date for the second one. THAT was a very unique experience. I mean, I couldn't figure out what planet this girl was from, and she didn't even wear a costume for the occasion. She was just naturally weird. I guess she must have been an incognito alien sent to spy on us Earthlings. I didn't even bother to get her phone number. And believe me, I was pretty hard up for female companionship at the time.

But Ken was a decent enough fellow, you just had to be tolerant of his idiosyncrasies. I'm sorry to hear he has left this existence for another where I hope he "Lives long and prospers." Fair solar winds and following methane seas, Starshipmate.
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Re: R.I.P. shipmate (Ken Uhland)

Postby dscconway on Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:42 pm

RIP Ken, fair winds and following seas.
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Re: R.I.P. shipmate (Ken Uhland)

Postby Rick Ward on Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:52 am

I remember Ken (DS1 Uhland, computer/perif instructor to me, DSC Ward, systems course instructor). As Frank says, he was a strange bird, a visitor from another planet.

At the same time he was an effective technician and an excellent instructor (by reputation).

I am sorrowed by his passing. We have lost a considerable part of our living past.
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