Bio: Primeau, Don – Executive Officer on Navy Ship (1974)

Transcriber: Stan

Surnames: Primeau

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 29 Aug 1974

When Colby native Don Primeau graduated from La Crosse State College, it was pretty well understood he would be a high school teacher.

But Primeau, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin F. Primeau, Abbotsford, changed his mind. Now in his 21st years as a naval aviator, he is the executive officer of one of the largest, most sophisticated warships to sail the oceans, the attack Aircraft Carrier USS Forrestal.

Primeau’s parents live in Abbotsford, retired from dairy farming. His wife, Mary Jane, formerly of Pittsburg, and two boys, Stephen, 14, and John, 13?, live near Washington, D.C. They often follow Forrestal through the Mediterranean in the summer. Their latest jaunt was during June at Palma de Majorca, in the Spanish Billerica Islands, while the ship was anchored there for two weeks.



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