USS Washtenaw County LST 1166

flic.kr/p/HV8h8N USS Washtenaw County (LST-1166) was a Terrebonne Parish-class tank landing ship in commission in the United States Navy from 1953 to 1973. Named for Washtenaw County, Michigan, she was the only U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Read more: USS WASTENAW COUNTY

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Hong Kong

flic.kr/p/H3jWWm This is an image of “Wanchai” at Hong Kong back ‘In The Day’. This is where the movie “The World Of Susie Wong” originated. It was a port visited by U.S. Navy Ships often. Sailors enjoyed their ‘Liberty Calls’ here. I visited here numerous times and liked it a lot. Many great memories. This […]

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ET Life in the Navy

14 JAN 2019 I was a ‘Surface Sailor’. My ‘Rating’ was ‘Electronics Technician’. Although ETs are not ‘Snipes’, there is a legacy related. In the early 1900’s, Radio Equipment began to be installed aboard ships. Initially, the maintainers were Electrician’s Mates who were designated ‘Radio Electricians’. They still wore the EM rating badge. Below it, […]

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Pair of USS Ronald Reagan sailors sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges

Petty Officer 2nd Class Ethan D. Strandberg and Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew W. Miller, both nuclear machinist mates, were reduced in rank to E-1 and discharged from the Navy for bad conduct in exchange for pleading guilty to drug distribution. Source: Pair of USS Ronald Reagan sailors sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges

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