Voice of the Veteran Speaker Series: Submariner Bill Mash
Visual Journalist; Veteran of U.S Navy Submarine Service
Bill Mash graduated from high school early to join the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. He eventually was stationed on a 427-foot long submarine that could stay submerged for three months. The submarine carried 16 missiles with multiple warheads, and each warhead was 10 times more powerful than the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Mash shares anecdotes and observations about his four years of service, which ended in 1982. He includes four video clips that he produced of veterans talking about their experiences. Mash is now involved in homeless issues through his “Without a Roof” blog, his KZFR-FM program with the same name, and his work with young homeless runaways through “Youth for Justice” at the Chico Peace & Justice Center.
Recorded: September 21, 2016