Missing 'overboard' sailor found....in the boiler room.

Frank S.

L'homme qui rit
Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2006
Messages
1,482
Location
The Mountains of Madness
ICEnLWW.jpg
 

Ooh-Rah

Semper-Fi
Moderator
Joined
Sep 12, 2012
Messages
11,250
<UPDATE>

How Peter Mims spent a week hiding in a warship’s engine room (EXCLUSIVE)
Peter Mims was a troubled sailor who wanted out of the Navy.

He had financial problems, his marriage had fallen apart and his chain of command was riding him about qualifications. He’d sought mental health counseling, but was not treated when he needed it most.

Before he disappeared from the cruiser Shiloh on June 8, Mims was known for making crazy-yet-sincere claims. Shipmates recalled him saying he had been to space, and that he could shoot fireballs out of his hands.

My favorite part:
Mims could have been apprehended prior to his discovery when another sailor spotted him in the middle of the night, days earlier. But that sailor just went back to sleep instead of sounding the alarm.
 

CDG

Mittens
Verified Military
Joined
Apr 15, 2011
Messages
6,939
Location
Off safe. One away.
SSMP
SOF Mentor
Based on the 4 years I spent in the Navy, I am not surprised at the circumstances here. The Navy is fucking terrible at helping servicemembers who are dealing with personal issues. The general attitude from leadership is, "Yeah, we don't give a shit. Get help on your own time."
 
Top