Friday, January 28, 2005

Abraham Lincoln Sailors Getting Antsy

Blackfive has a post from a pilot from the Abraham Lincoln with a different spin. Here is my comment.

“I'd say this sounds like the different perspectives of "brown shoe" vs. "black shoe" navy. The aviators get to fly ashore to be greeted by crowds of cheering admirers, meanwhile the surface warriors get no positive reinforcement while sitting in a hot, humid, fetid hole when they were already supposed to be home and off to their next assignment (e.g. schools to upgrade their skills for promotion). All these guys were dragged off the streets of Hong Kong during Christmas liberty just before being scheduled to sail home. Only those going ashore (about 200) get the huzzas! If the UN was a competent bunch, they all could be on their way home!”


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