U. S. Navy
13 October 2014
Today we celebrate the Birthday of our U. S. Navy. I would like to share a few pictures with you as we Celebrate.
|I joined in August of 1961, however|
this picture was taken in 1963 when
I was a Seaman (E-3) assigned to
the USS Ranger (CVA-61)
|This anchor is in the Library to remind|
me each day of my Service to our Country
as a Sailor in the United States Navy.
|This was my first Ship after Boot Camp.|
The USS Ranger (CVA-61) homeported in
|This is a framed Shell Back Certificate|
that is on display in the Library. We
crossed Equator on 20 May 1964 while on
special operations with the U-2
Airplane. The Ranger was the first
Carrier to operate with the U-2.
|After a tour of Shore Duty in Washington, D.C.|
I reenlisted for more Shore Duty in London, England.
My Division Officer arranged Surface
Transport. I traveled from New York City to
Southhampton, England on the SS United States.
|After three years in London I was|
assigned Sea Duty on the USS Sellers (DDG-11)
homeported in Charleston, SC. We deployed on Med
Cruise in 1971.
|My next Sea Duty was on the USS John|
Paul Jones (DDG-32) a ship that was converted
from a Destroyer (DD-932). While onboard
John Paul Jones we had a one year
overhaul at the Long Beach, California
Navy Ship Yard.
|Throughout my Navy Career I|
advanced in the Yeoman Rate.
I retired on 31 December 1981
while on my second tour of
Shore Duty on the Staff of Navy
Recruiting Area Three in Macon,
As we Celebrate and also extend our own personal gratitude for the Blessings that Our Navy has allowed us to enjoy and is currently allowing us all to enjoy; I must close this post with a huge Thank You!!!! and another Happy Birthday to our U. S. Navy.