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Your Sailor's First Name (Please Do Not Post SEAL Names)
Eric
What Is Or Will Be Your Sailor's Rating (Job Classification) - ex. ABE, AM, GM, etc
AM1 (Aviation Structural Mechanic First Class)
Describe A Little About Yourself:
Proud single dad of two great Navy kids!! My daughter is a Navy vet and served on the USS Abraham Lincoln as an MC3 (Mass Communications Specialist). My son who is an AM1 (Aviation Structural Mechanic, Second Class) served on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, then after re-enlisting was stationed at the Marine Air Base at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii attached to the "Easy Riders" or HSM-37. He recently re-enlisted, was attached to VAW-125- the "World Famous" Tigertails, had TDY to VRC-40 the "Rawhides" and later returned to VAW-125. Currently he is an instructor at A-school in Pensacola. I've been chief chemist for a number of world-class gold, silver, and copper mines for 40 years and just recently retired. Raised in the Sierra Nevada mountains, graduated from the University of Maryland (class of '77), a confirmed Westerner and Proud Navy Dad !!!
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My son is currently serving
What Were Your Feelings When Your Sailor Joined The Navy:
proud as can possibly be !!!!!!!!!!!
What Is Your Relationship With Your Sailor
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But to the hero, when his sword
Has won the battle for the free,
Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word,
And in its hollow tones are heard
The thanks of millions yet to be.
Fitz-Greene Halleck


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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Tiger Cruise - My Long Promised Follow-Up

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

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…

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A Virtual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Posted on March 7, 2010 at 9:21pm 0 Comments

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.......

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Thanks Paige!

Posted on August 23, 2009 at 8:55pm 1 Comment

I wanted to take a minute to thank Paige for opening her home up to a number of Navy parents yesterday in Prescott Valley. It was a great chance to meet others with kids in the Navy and to compare stories...and to brag a little too!! I know Paige will post some photos as well but here are a couple.....







Thanks to Paige and to neighbor Brenda for all the work and hospitality! It was fun… Continue

Tiger Cruise - Homecoming !

Posted on May 16, 2009 at 12:30am 3 Comments

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…

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Brothers at War Movie

Posted on May 15, 2009 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Tiger Cruise blog continues with next post---- click NEXT POST in the bottom right to contiue

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…

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At 6:09pm on September 23, 2021, Aaron Smith said…

Thanks Paul,

I am glad you all are here. Even though I haven't been back after registering, I have been reading though all the information today. 

Smiddy

At 9:04am on September 8, 2021, Terry Polanco said…

Hello Paul, thank you so much and we really appreciate having a site like this.  I'm going to dive into the How to Get Started section as there seems to be so much helpful knowledge and information here.  Terry

At 11:12am on August 24, 2021, Kenneth W. Hinkle, Jr said…

Thanks for the welcome!  My daughter left yesterday for boot camp, so this is all news to me.... I have a lot to learn and with her being my baby (and only child in my house as she wanted to be with me after my divorce) for the last 4 years, it's definitely a hard thing to let her go.  Hoping to be able to attend graduation in 8 weeks (I have to figure out how I know which training group she's in so I know when the graduation is.... hopefully she will communicate that in a letter that I hope to get some day.)
Thanks again for the welcome, and I look forward to learning more about the Navy and being a part of this group.
Ken

At 7:38pm on August 22, 2021, John D O'Rourke said…

Paul, thanks so much for this helpful information! I'm so glad I found this forum! My wife and I are new to this and other than what I've read on line, we know nothing. 

Thanks again!

Jack 

At 9:36pm on July 11, 2021, Keith S. Senko Sr said…

Thanks for the welcome. I too had no knowledge of Navy protocols or traditions, but proud of my son and can’t wait for graduation next month. I’ll keep you posted.

At 6:25am on July 7, 2021, Phillip Brath said…

Thank you. I appreciate the insight provided on this site and Facebook. It will be an interesting time watching my son. I'm excited for him. 

At 8:19pm on June 27, 2021, Mike Stidham said…

Thanks again for the welcome.  I am looking forward to the great things that will come for my son through the Navy.  He is looking forward to his role as an AE and the education and training that comes with it.  My father was a Marine in WWII and grandfather was in the Navy.  I'm a very proud Dad.  We don't know much about the details of Navy life and are eager to learn all we can.  Thanks for answering basic questions.  Now it time to learn all the acronyms and Navy speak!!

At 2:30pm on June 24, 2021, John Cooper said…

Thank you very much. 

John

At 12:03am on June 7, 2021, Ingo Hentschel said…

Thank you, Paul. It was a lot easier to be a Marine, and going to boot camp, than it is to be the father watching your son tackle OCS. Looking forward to learning what he is going through, as well as what others have already learned about the experience.

S/F

Ingo

At 12:24pm on May 27, 2021, William Goble said…

'On Children' by Kalil Gibran-

And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children.
     And he said:
     Your children are not your children.
     They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
     They come through you but not from you,
     And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

     You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
     For they have their own thoughts.
     You may house their bodies but not their souls,
     For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
     You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
     For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
     You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
     The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
     Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
     For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

 
 
 

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