The sporadic musings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly happy with the direction America is taking today....
Good morning Blue. Thank you for your service to our country.
Good morning, Sunshine... The pleasure was all mine ;)
I joined while many WWII and Korean guys were still on AcDu as non-coms and mustang JOs. And I've been aboard a few of those diesel subs and even ridden a couple of those 2100 tin cans.Gotta tell ya, those guys who rode those things in the South Pacific and the North Atlantic were some tough dudes. And the grunts who fought the Pacific island-hopping campaign were some hardy sonsabitches, too.Every time it got rough on that light cruiser I rode or got hot when I was workin on antennas in the Philippines or got bored when we were making a long transit, I thought of those guys, especially when I rode a typhoon on that flat-bottomed 13-knot spy ship relic all the way from Phu Quoc to Taiwan. "Hardy" ain't the word for 'em. Neither is "rugged," or even "tenacious." I'm gonna go with "incomparable" and downright "gnarly."
Thank you for sharing. ;) Thank you for serving.
Apology for the delayed kudos, Blue, thanks for being near the gap. :)
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