My maternal grandfather, my Dad, both of my brothers and I served in the United States Navy. My Grandpa served while Kaiser Bill wreaked havoc in Europe, Dad served in the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters during WW2 and my brothers and I served during the Vietnam conflict. They are all gone now and I, alone, survive today to be proud of my heritage being rich in the Naval tradition.
I take this opportunity to thank all the members of the United States Navy today, who serve our country under the Navy Blue banner. Happy 240th anniversary to the US Navy!
From The Patriot Post:
On Oct. 13, 1775, the U.S. Navy was born when the Continental Congress authorized the arming of two sailing vessels with 80 men and 10 carriage guns in order to intercept British supply and munitions transports. The Declaration of Independence came nine months later, followed by the creation of the Department of the Navy in 1798.
Today, our Navy is the most powerful in the world. We at The Patriot Post offer our thanks to all our sailors for a job well done and wish you a Happy 240th Birthday! God bless you and your families.
My Dad was a SeaBee in WWII and was all over the South Pacific.
God bless the SeaBees. I was stationed at Point Mugu, right next to Port Hueneme up the coast. We used to go to their target range to shoot our M1 Garands. They were a bunch of good guys.
Ah, yes, Point Mugu!
Used to go there for Hughes when I was working on various F-14/AIM-54 projects.
I worked on the F-111/AWG9 before working on the Tomcat (briefly) at Hughes. That was after I had been out of the Navy for a couple of years. Interesting work.
Yep, the good old AWG-9!
And IIRC, the Phoenix was originally designed to be carried by the F-111.