NSGA Keflavik Iceland, July 1974 to July 1976

Iceland, July 1974 to July 1976. https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/266428-keflavik-navy-base-iceland/ Iceland, July 1974 to July 1976. https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/266428-keflavik-navy-base-iceland/ My sponsor met me at the terminal of the Keflavik International Airport in Iceland and greeted me with a comment on how glad he was to see me.  I would learn later the appropriateness of the …

NAS Corpus Christi and Del Mar College

August 1972, and I checked in at the Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, Quarterdeck. I would attend Del Mar College for an Associate Degree at the Navy’s expense, completing four semesters and a summer session of classes. My only military duties were attending classes and maintaining passing grades. I …

Duty at Naval Radio Station (R) Northwest

The school was out finally, and I was checking into the quarterdeck at Naval Radio Station (R) Northwest in April 1967, my first operational command. Just my luck that it was a command in the middle of the Great Dismal Swamp with rattlesnakes and copperheads, besides being miles from the …

My Memorial Day 2023

God Bless those who served and gave their all in the name of freedom. Yet, I celebrate the men of my family who survived their service by God’s grace on this Memorial Day. Francis Leo Knott, my father, served over twenty-six years in the US Navy. He saw service in …

US Navy Year One

It is February 1966. My Bootcamp company and I, a Seaman Recruit,  marched to face the classification officer, who would determine our future. My turn came, and I sat across from him. I would recreate the actual conversation, but honestly, I can’t. However, I remember the significant parts. The classification …

StoryWorth—What are my favorite movies

The question of what are my favorite movies is complex. The question depends on the stage in my life. Let me explain. I lived my preteen and teen years when it was the in-thing of going to drive-ins. The big screen was nice, but I enjoyed eating candy and popcorn …

Fathers Day—June 19, 2022

I wish the men who have children a Happy Fathers Day today, June 19, 2022. Please.(read here) post from last year to learn about Fathers Day’s history. It also honors my father and father-in-law. My Father Francis Leo Knott I especially want to thank the men who remain active in …

Life-mate and Bowling Partner

Welcome. You know that I enjoy, well, maybe addicted to, bowling if you follow my blog. I bowl multiple times a week and have bowled in competitions in several states and foreign countries. I was a member of the Professional Bowlers Association for a time and won money in several …

How is life different today compared to when you were a child?—StoryWorth

“How is life different today compared to when you were a child?” It is an interesting question that I considered avoiding. I had an issue deciding what to write. Let’s start with the current Covid scare. I remember having the measles and my siblings the mumps when I was young. …

Storyworth—“What did you hide from your parents as a child?”

“What did you hide from your parents as a child?” I suspect there are many things I didn’t tell my parents or tried to hide at the time. The stairs Until I left after graduation, the house I lived in had a basement and attic (we called it upstairs.) There …

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