In memoriam…

Ev Littlefield, who was one of my early blog readers passed away last week. A former Navy man, trained as a jet engine mechanic (ADJ) even though he’d grown up on the water. He was a pilot and maintainer of … Continue reading

Snort…

Military forms of address… Granted I’m older than I lot of the kids, but back in the day the reply all and PSA were ‘slightly’ different… And this was the comparison made back in the day off Lebanon… They were … Continue reading

TBT…

Odd little known fact is that the US Navy had TWO carriers operating in the Great Lakes in WWII… One of my cousins actually got his carrier qual (CQ) on the Sable. HERE and HERE are the wiki pages for … Continue reading

Remembrance…

The actual memorial was yesterday, 36 years since Challenger was lost. I’m old enough to remember all the way back to Mercury and all the losses. Our crew participated in the searches for Challenger’s astronauts off the coast, praying but … Continue reading

Tis the annual game…

Yes, P-3s DID fly in formation occasionally… Nuff said… … Continue reading

Boosting the signal…

We did an anthology about PTSD, and it seems to be ‘stalled’ for lack of a better term. The reviews are excellent, but we only have 20. We need a minimum of 50 for Amazon to start pushing it, so … Continue reading

80 years…

On Dec 7, 1941, Japan performed a sneak attack on the US at Pearl Harbor, the attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships (two of which were raised and returned to service later in the war) and damaged four more; other … Continue reading

Tommy…

From Rudyard Kipling… I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer, The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.” The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die, I outs into … Continue reading

The Eleventh Hour…

Of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month… Originally Armistice Day after ‘The Great War,’ in 1918, that cost Britain, France, Germany and others most of an entire generation of men. And this is what that would have sounded like… … Continue reading

RIP Shipmate…

I don’t usually do posts on folks that have passed, but I will make an exception in this case. AECS William (Bill) (C/S Scurvy) Rutledge passed away day before yesterday at the VA in San Diego of lung cancer. Bill … Continue reading