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 …

Thanksgiving in Panama

  NaNoWriMo update This shares an interesting Thanksgiving story. But first, an NaNoWriMo challenge update. Every day I am writing something towards the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words in the month of November. I have completed fourteen days and I am ahead of schedule. I hope to finish by day 22 …

Boot Camp San Diego

The closer the election gets, the more difficult it is to have a conversation or read anything online without politics creeping in. This is an exception. Why I enlisted in the Navy I enlisted in the US Navy in August 1966 under a deferment program. I had 90 days to …

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