To Some, It is Too Far in the Past to Remember, and For Others, It Seems Like Yesterday

Fifty years ago, a ceasefire was implemented in Vietnam this past week. This link gives a history of the Vietnam war. I entered the U. S. Navy in the summer of 1968. I said, “I do.” to the Navy … Continue reading

A P3, A Jolly Green Helo, the Apollo Floatation Collar, and a Navy Destroyer.

Circa 1972, my P-3 Orion flight crew was standing the Ready Alert out of Cubi Point, Philippines. We had been launched on three preceding Ready Alerts and figured that we would be launched on this one also. After midnight, we … Continue reading