This celebrity goo was created by player E. M..
Scott Hardie provided the source image, gooed image, category, and difficulty, wrote the clue, and wrote the explanation.
publication date: Saturday, July 30, 2005 (part of Round XXVI)
clue: In his wake, this admiral left behind a legacy that transformed the navy at the subatomic level.
explanation: Admiral Rickover was best known for introduction of nuclear reactor propulsion into the U.S. Naval submarine fleet. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Amy Austin, Mike Eberhart, Dave Mitzman, Elliot Farney, Jerry Mathis, Scott Horowitz, Megan Baxter, Aaron Fischer, Chris McKinnon, Michael Paul Cote, Wendy Hampson, Justin Hampson, and Bob Miller
trivia: This goo was requested before E. M. came up with the idea for Military History Week, although he and Scott briefly discussed using it during that themed week.