Saturday, October 15, 2016

Belated Happy Birthday Navy (including me!)





I missed a birthday two days ago.  The U.S. Navy was born October 13, 1775.  The United States birthday is July 4, 1776.  That means the Navy is one year, three months, and 9 days older than the country that created it.

Anyway, I was part of the living organism of that Navy for a brief time of its life, about six years (two years active).   


Happy Birthday to us!

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Duty Driver once a Week

We went to Carmel, NY, a lot to visit my uncle Roy and his two boys Billy and Rodney


A music hall in Greenwich Village 



Me in a Bell Hellicopter


Me aboard the U.S.S. Newport News




Snow woman holding a Bud in front of our barracks


me in front of Hangar


Me,, at Seaside Heights, NJ, looking our for the enemy in 1963.


Me and Dick Day exorcising evil spirits from a spittoom can in  front of an antique shop in New Hope, Pa.


Me and Don Lash in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum


Me swinging on a rope like Tarzan at Clear Pool Camp, at Carmel, NY.



Hangars at Lakeurst, NJ.  Our Squadron was the hangar on the right.  By the way, the biggest one, on the left was the hangar present at the Hindenburg Explosion in 1937.



Cube mate Mark Shuler plays his guitar as I strip.


Left to right:  Dick Day, Nancy Day, Sam's date, Sam Kasuske, Don Lash, Don's date, my date, and me. At the EM Club at our Squadron HU-4 Banquet.

Don Lash showing off his blackeye.  We were at the EM Club the night before snowed in and everybody was getting antsy and cabin fever.  A Marine hit Don in the face.





Two other Hangars on the base across from our's

Reuben Collier and his white fluffy thing he found and had a lot of fun with.  Reuben is the only one of us that reenlisted.  He made Warrant Officer and now is retired and living in Thailand. .








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