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 …

Story on Wattpad

It is time to review where I am with my writing. The status is I have two completed drafts. Completed does not mean ready for publishing, but I finished the storyline. Story titles and cast names are subject to change. I wrote Saving Delisanna first. The story takes place in …

School in Pensacola 1967-68

I was on an airplane, leaving my family home for the Naval Communications Training Center, Corry Station, Pensacola, Florida, to start a new chapter in my life. My orders were to the CP-771/UYK-3 school, whatever that was. I knew the prefix marked it as a computer, but no one could …

What was US Navy Bootcamp like in 1966-67?

Some memories remain, though, dimmed by time. Such are those of my time in the US Navy Boot Camp. Forgive me for rambling. It is what it is. My strongest memory is of the day my father came to visit near Christmas. I was called to the Brigade office, where …

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 …

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