247 years…

I’m a day late, but Happy Birthday to the US Navy! And a bit of throwback… From 1945, the capture of U-505 by the USS Guadalcanal off the Azores. It’s 19 minutes long, but was filmed during the operation and … Continue reading

TBT…

Wow… How time flies… One of the folks on the mil-email chain posted a business card from back in the day for a Hong Kong tailor everybody used to use… Granted this was ‘years’ ago… But apparently as of the … Continue reading

TBT…

Cubi Point, 1975… From the bounce pattern! Left turn on takeoff, looking out over Olongapo at Subic Navy base and the main gate. Downwind. USS Kitty Hawk at the carrier pier, with Cubi off to the left, and Grande Island … Continue reading

C’est Fini…

The last US Navy ASW P-3 is gone… First introduced in 1962, they participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis… And Vietnam, Desert Shield, Desert Storm, GWOT, and many other operations over the next 60 years… The last active duty P-3 … Continue reading

Rest in Peace…

Hershel (Woody) Williams died yesterday. He was the last WWII Medal of Honor winner. HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — World War II hero and Medal of Honor recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams died Wednesday morning at the VA hospital near Huntington named in his … Continue reading

So…

We did a ‘thang’ yesterday at our American Legion Post… Competition BBQ! Yes, it was 106 yesterday… But we were on the competition schedule and 15 cooks showed up! We were in at 0530, cooking breakfast burritos for the cooks … Continue reading

Battle of Midway ends/D-Day +24 hours…

Due to an erroneous voice report that transposed BB to CV in the retreating Japanese forces on 6 June, the American forces under Spruance continued chasing the Japanese to the west. A second element of Japanese ships was located by … Continue reading

Testing…

Working with IT to figure out what is going on… We were not this precise this morning, but put out over 2000 flags at our local cemetery. This is just one little section… Looks like I can blog again… Yay!!! … Continue reading

And now…

Back to reality. Fun time is over, the symposium is done, and heading home. But it was great to see old friends and see the kids who are now shouldering the burden. Hats off to them! And prayers that they … Continue reading

Fun times…

We had our heritage dinner last night… With a bit over 300 folks attending… One of the most arresting speakers was a young twenty something Afghani woman who escaped from Afghanistan in the airlift last year. She one of over … Continue reading