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 COUNTYRead More USS Washtenaw County LST 1166
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 […]Read More Hong Kong
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, […]Read More ET Life in the Navy
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 chargesRead More Pair of USS Ronald Reagan sailors sentenced after pleading guilty to drug charges
A private group called History Flight has used ground-penetrating radar to find the remains. “520 of the Marines and Corpsmen who died on Tarawa are still listed as MIA. A private group called History Flight, which is based out of Marathon, Florida, has used ground-penetrating radar to find the remains of some 139 Marines. On […]Read More They Finally Found The Remains Of 132 American Marines On A Small Pacific Island | The Veterans Site Blog
KATHMANDU, Nepal (Jan. 10, 2019) Adm. Phil Davidson, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, participates in an honors ceremony at the Nepali army headquarters. This is Davidson’s first visit to Nepal as commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robin W. Peak/Released) 190110-N-WY954-0019Read More Adm. Phil Davidson participates in an honors ceremony at the Nepali army headquarters.