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Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyDads Admin (Paul) Aug 26, 2015. 1 Reply 1 Like
Some words Eric sent the evening before the Theodore Roosevelt left on cruise on Sept. 8, 2008:
I leave tomorrow to assist in maritime operations. To do my job in assisting in aviation maintenance which will in the end help to put warheads on the foreheads of those who dare to upset the balance, to hurt the innocent and to those who we deem terrorists. As in the rich naval tradition since October 13th 1775 I sacrifice my time and being to put my life in the hands of my fellow shipmates who in turn puts those same trusts into mine. To cast off and set sail to cross the seas in something bigger than what it is we can understand. To help those who need it is what we do, although we may be the cold forged steel harvesters of death in the modern age, we supply hope and change to those who need it most. In these final moments I realize that everything I've done, sacrificed in this last year all amount to something now. It finally means something. What I'm not sure but its reassuring to know that I'm not here in vain. I will dearly miss you all and cannot wait till my return next year. I look forward to seeing you all and telling my tales of other lands and the sea. Wish me fair winds and following seas as I look forward to my return home.
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Posted on June 26, 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments 3 Likes
I sat here and just re-read all my posts about my Tiger Cruise experience and realized I still had not completed the promised follow-up. It is not that I haven't tried....at least a dozen times I've sat down to write this, but words eluded me. I'm not sure why. But I'm gonna try again- so please bear with me!!
Much has happened over the past few years and much has changed. Kat is no longer in the Navy- her enlistment was up in '10 and she lives outside Seattle in…Continue
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I ran across a very interesting website that I thought I would share....it is a virtual Vietnam Veterans memorial wall.....one of the pages lists those that gave their lives by state....click a state name and you can eventually get to a list of medals and often a bio. This was a monumental amount of work and it is a reminder that many gave their lives in a far away land with a funny name.......Continue
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Wow….homecoming….after seven-plus months at sea everyone was returning to US soil and their families. I knew it was going to be a memorable day with lots of mixed emotions for all.
Eric and I had agreed to make it another 06:00 day, but around 05:00 I managed to wiggle out of the rack and get cleaned up. I wasn’t sleeping anyway, so why stare at the inside of my eyelids when I could go ahead and get cleaned up and get ready for the day. The ship’s movement had eased over night and…
Posted on May 15, 2009 at 9:30am 0 Comments 0 Likes
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Saw an interview with Gary Sinise this AM and he was talking about a movie out today...if you look at the website: http://www.brothersatwarmovie.com you can watch a clip and read about the project....it looks powerful and something that all Americans should see. I know this is off-topic here but the fight for freedowm is larger than…Continue
HAHA! Not in history making double overtime they don't!! Until next year, BEAT NAVY!!
Thank you for the links Paul. Very much appreciated. Our son writes us as soon as his yeoman duties are up to date and as frequently as he can highlighting his days and even the not so eventful. He is in the top three for top cadet scoring at the moment. We're extremely proud that he gets "volunteered" to demonstrate skills. Proud at the leader he is becoming. Battle Stations 21 a mere two weeks away. Looking forward to his school time.
Thank you for the welcome; I was USN myself (ET on USS Anzio CG-68) from 1995-2001 so I'm sure there's quite a few things that Bryson will have in common with me; very odd to be in the same position that I put my own father in ~27yr ago though :-)
Thanks Paul. Right now I guess he got moved to Ship 5. He has two medical waivers stemming from a DVT he had in high school from an injured vein. It’s been a year long and arduous process involving many military and civilian doctors to understand the records and get the waivers. Apparently now they want a waiver for a factor 5 gene he tested positive for back in 2018. I’m not sure how much fight he has left in him. He’s been trying for four years to get into the military and finally gets in and now this. I’m praying for him.
Thank you for the warm welcome. My son AT1 is currently on deployment and has been in for 11 years now. I’m very proud of him serving our country. I was recently invited to do a tiger cruise this year and so I have looking for current info on the cruise, where to go, what to do, what to pack etc. Can anyone enlighten me???
Thanks so much. I appreciate it.
Thanks Paul. We are excited to be part of this community. I'm sure to have lots of questions - Justin heads to RTC July7th. I have to say, the Navy Recruiting Station East Brunswick have been super helpful and informative. Great group of guys.
Thanks Paul. Looking forward to learning more about Navy life for my daughter & Navy Dads for myself.
Thank you Paul. I'm very proud of my daughter and looking forward to participating in the group. I will make sure to read the guidelines and security protocols before asking questions as I do have a few.
Thanks Paul, I am glad there is a place like this to go and share our experiences, or knowledge, and our questions too! Look Forward to the Group and the interaction. Alex did surprise us all with his choosing the Navy, but something inside me says its the thing to do for him. We still all live at Ft Bragg, NC and the family runs deep in the Military both in the Air Force, and really deep in the Army. Many Generations of us. Somehow it must have been my wife and myself and our retirement to the Carolina Coast on our boats. Alex was four when e named our first, and we spent 278 days on the boat that year. By the time he was five he had his own skiff, he was diving using a Brownie Lung, doing flips off the pool board and hanging out at the Marina. So WHY in the World would I be surprised he has chosen the Navy.......I simply have no idea! Thanks for the Welcome Aboard! (Bud Morgan)
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