ARMED FORCES: Togetherness for 60 Days

"The only things I missed," decided Engineman First Class Joseph R. Minor, 27. of Sutton, Mass., "were the birth of the hula hoop and the death of the Purple People Eater." As the nuclear submarine Seawolf surfaced and sailed into its home port of New London, Conn, last week, others among its 94 enlisted men and eleven officers got busy catching up on the changes in their world (three had newborn children) since they disappeared below the sea Aug. 7. Their 60 days of undersea cruising (14,500 miles) broke sister ship Skate's...

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