This is the First Lieutenant measuring the deck with a ruler. He was in charge of damage control and my station was in his office during GQ. He was a good-natured guy and I enjoyed eating his cashews during drills. Lieutenant Ritter was from Tennessee.
His nickname was Snow Shoes. There was an ensign who came up through the ranks, and I believe his name was Pottering. They called him Little Snow Shoes. He was a jolly fellow and he enjoyed the kidding.