Prayers for the safe return of our military men and women. Happy, Blessed Easter. The Easter Lily bulbs were brought to United States by a returning WWII soldier.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Dive, a new movie to be released 2010 Received from Owen Bailey (60). Have a look at this site. Then watch the Trailer presentation. That "country boy" talking about "noisy" looks for all the world to me to be Grady Everett Roberts, QM1(SS), Seadragon 1960..... Tell me what you think? Coyote Received this site from an old sub-sailor. This movie "Dive; a submariners story" is suppose to be release in 2010. The site doesn't say whether it will be theater or HBO/Showtime etc. This ought to be a good flick. http://www.divethemovie.com/ Thanks Geo.
Posted by Life's Beautiful Path at 8:55 AM
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Vietnam War:First click on a state. When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear. Then click on their names. It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals. I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country. The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bios' and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site. http://www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm
Monday, March 22, 2010
Submarine Stories A Library of Congress special presentation:"Working and living in a confined space beneath the ocean (and sometimes the Arctic polar cap) demands a special kind of person. The Navy's submariners are all volunteers, carefully tested and screened and able to perform any job aboard, including steering the massive boat. During World War II, U.S. submarines sank more Japanese ships than did U.S. surface vessels and planes, but at a high cost: a twenty percent casualty rate. In the Cold War, nuclear submarines prowled the oceans, gathering intelligence or poised to launch a missile on command."Click on the link...http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-submarines.html
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Submarine Stories World War II: A Library of Congress special presentation:"Working and living in a confined space beneath the ocean (and sometimes the Arctic polar cap) demands a special kind of person. The Navy's submariners are all volunteers, carefully tested and screened and able to perform any job aboard, including steering the massive boat. During World War II, U.S. submarines sank more Japanese ships than did U.S. surface vessels and planes, but at a high cost: a twenty percent casualty rate. In the Cold War, nuclear submarines prowled the oceans, gathering intelligence or poised to launch a missile on command."Click on the link...http://www.loc.gov/vets/stories/ex-war-submarines.html
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Submarine Birthday Dinner (and related activities) April 10th 2010 Historic 1929 Hotel Seville in downtown Harrison April 11, 2010 will be the 110th Birthday of the US Submarine Service. To celebrate the birthday, and to commemorate the service of those who have gone before us, Razorback Base has invited the commanders of the USS Snook Base, Twin Lakes Base and Ozark Runner Base to have their members join us for a combined base Submarine Birthday Dinner in Harrison, Arkansas. Additionally, Frank Hampson (base member that lives in Harrison) arranged various other activities for attendees for Friday through Monday for those of you that may want to make it a longer weekend patrol. It is important that you contact us as soon as you can so we can determine the number that will attend the various events. IMPORTANT Contact the hotel at 870-741-2321 to make your room reservation. See details below. Contact Greg Schwerman (501-804-0386, firstname.lastname@example.org) to let him know you are attending the dinner. Let him know your dinner choice, and be sure to send him a check for the meals. Contact Frank Hampson (870-365-0909, email@example.com) to let him know which of the activities noted below that you want to participate in. He needs a head count as soon as possible.
Posted by Life's Beautiful Path at 10:29 AM
Friday, March 5, 2010
USS Pampanito: This is a great site; you can get a 360 degree look at every compartment. The boat has been beautifully restored/preserved. http://www.nonplused.org/panos/uss_pampanito/index.html I no longer have my old email because I changed servers. I will a new address Tuesday or Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
AIMM: Staff at AIMM and some volunteers raised the attack scope on the Razorback this morning. Given all past "plans" on doing this, it all went very well. Mark Taylor, a member of the Razorback Base, along with some of his crew provided the 600 pounds of hydraulic pressure and a special fitting to raise the mast. Took them about 30 minutes to raise it slowly as there was a lot of cleaning going on as it came up. The scope is set on a pedestal on a rotating bearing in the Conning Tower. This allows you to turn the mast as you look out the scope. Optics are great - low mag and high magnification. See the picture below and the link to additional pictures. May have to cut and paste the link. John John C. Barr Membership Chair Razorback Base - USSVI 9 Broadview Drive Little Rock, Arkansas 72207-5113 501-663-6622 (H) 501-993-3953 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, March 1, 2010
USS RECRUIT TRAINING VESSEL: I went to Boot Camp in San Diego about 1963. Brings back a lot of memories. Ahoy, Sailors and Guest Members... Here is a link to a series of images taken in San Diego , California in the late 1950s or early 1960s showing the U. S. Navy recruit training. You can see Preble Field, the USS RECRUIT training vessel, and the whole recruit training experience. http://oldbluejacket.com/inthenavynow.htm