Well, at this point, i think you ought to spit out your name, unit, and rank at the time of the incident, and exactly what you were doing, where, and why.
Mr.Ralston(and Mr. Landgraff) is an individual who is known to have been there through various online documentation and even a book or two IIRC. He was there...that's a matter of public record. One does not snipe anonymously at someone who has put his name and reputation in the public domain.
So if you are going to contradict him directly by claiming you were there and that he is flat out wrong- and not just there- but INVOLVED in the firing/spotting process- as HE was, then it's time that you become part of the public record too. I am sure IronMan or Tophatter would back me in this opinion.
Personally, as i have said, i have always thought your company line mantra across the board was highly disingenuous, and your rendition of the performance of the Iowa Class' 16" guns are no exception.
So i invite you to put up or shut up.