CDR Ken Franklin, Prospective Commanding Officer USS Colorado is visiting the state. On Friday he called on MGEN H. Michael Edwards, Colorado Adjutant General at the Colorado National Guard Headquarters. Accompanying CDR Franklin were Committee Members JJ Mackin, DIck Cooper and Dan Puleio.
Friday evening CDR Franklin was the principal speaker at the US Submarine Veterans Submarine Birthday Banquet held at the Holiday Inn in Lakewood. About 80 persons attended the event. CDR Franklin provided a very informative view of the Submarine Force status and the capabilities of the Virginia Class submarines.
On Saturday CDR Franklin attended the USS Grayling (SS 209) Memorial Ceremony at Sloan’s Lake. VADM (Ret.) Al Konetzni was the principal speaker and MGEN Edwards was also in attendance.