I first learned of the Turtles from my father, who interestingly enough (after reading the genesis of the club) was in the Air Force. He taught aerial gunnery in a B26 in Arizona during the Korean War. Anyway, he was quite familiar with the Turtles and answered the question proudly whenever he was asked if he was a Turtle. I also remember hearing fellow high school swim team members challenging one another with the question, but thought that was more for “coolness” effect than anything else. My dad’s “turtleness” was genuine – and truly cool.
Jan 27, 2008