Tag Archives: U.S. Navy

Arrival

Late Spring, 1956 USS Bon Homme Richard, CVA-31 Steaming into port after weeks at sea is like re-awakening in a completely new life. And crossing the threshold of a new country is like entering another world. At 0530 hours the … Continue reading

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Cousin Nestor (A Memoir)

Cousin Nestor told me that you should always be aware of your face, and how it looks to other people. I was 21, just out of the Navy, and green as a 12-year-old about how to get along in life, … Continue reading

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Memoir: Date with Girl, 1955

I was 18, in the Navy, stationed at Alameda Naval Air Station across the bay from my hometown, San Francisco. I had recently bought my first car: a 1934 Ford, 5-window coupe with a rumble seat. It had already been … Continue reading

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San Francisco During The Great Depression, WWII, FDR, Brooklyn, Berkeley and the US Navy

I have been writing a memoir of the years 1937-1958, dated from my birth to when I mustered out of the U.S. Navy at age 21. Before recounting my actual memories, and the memories of what family members have told … Continue reading

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