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12/7, 12/8

12/8/2018 December 7, 1943:  Today is the second anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack and this is our second day in Pearl.  We are tied-up alongside the sunken Arizona.  Tomorrow we will have our first liberty.  We will be going … Continue reading

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George H W Bush, R.I.P.

11-30-18 Between 1/1/53 and 1/1/89, six presidents were inaugurated into office after serving their country in active combat duty during WWII.  (Starting with Eisenhower and ending with Bush: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

11-17-18 While there may have been a small group of officers assigned to the being-built Boston in the latter days of 1942, the majority of men were assigned to the new ship in late winter / early spring of 1943.  … Continue reading

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Another from “Steichen at War”

11-12-18 Today is, of course, the “legal holiday” following yesterday’s 11-11-11 Day of Remembrance.  What strikes me about this slice-of-life photo of men far away from home, lined up hoping to get mail from loved ones is just that:  the … Continue reading

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Steichen at War

11-12-18 Edward Steichen, a renowned photographer in his early 60’s when WWII broke out, wanted to enlist in the Navy and contribute to the war effort by photographing it.  To make a long story short, he convinced Admiral Radford, who … Continue reading

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