CHICAGO (CBS) — Supporters of the $2.7 billion attack submarine USS Illinois have trying to raise $800,000 to help make the ship more livable for Navy sailors.
“The Navy spends enormous amounts of money building a wonderful ship, and then puts in flimsy bunk curtains for the sailors,” said Len Wass, chairman of the USS Illinois Commissioning Committee.READ MORE: Pritzker Introduces Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Training Program
Wass, a retired Navy sub captain and former management consultant from Oswego, said part of the $800,000 the committee is raising will go to upgrading those curtains.
“We’ll have pockets sewn in on them. If you’re down there for 70 days, and you have now privacy in your bunk, and you have a place to store your iPad, or whatever, it makes a lot of difference,” Wass said.