Memories… from 45 years ago…
I was one of those kids, in a brown shirt.
A video tribute to the young folks who work the Navy’s aircraft carrier flight decks, which when operating – regardless of world events – have been appropriately called “the most dangerous 4½ acres of real estate in the world.”
Everyone on the roof must keep their head on a swivel and OBTW, some of those bombs the ordies are loading by hand, without a hoist are 500 pounders.
These are 18-25 year-olds (average age: 21), of all races and backgrounds, coming together to function at an extremely high level of responsibility and performance yet without direct supervision. They know their jobs and do them, day in and day out. In all weather, 24 hours a day.