Category Archives: Navy story

Navy Story: Johnny Eventually Got His Gun

Entering boot camp, I had always thought that we were going to have a bunch of training with weapons considering it is called the “Armed Forces”. I was somewhat wrong. The truth might surprise you. When I entered boot camp, … Continue reading

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Navy Story: The Suicide Messiah

I have seen the face of evil in person. He was a personification of avarice. He could smile a grin, even when he knew he wanted to turn on those that had a grip on an ethical existence. The face … Continue reading

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Navy Story: Drunk Men Need Real Enemies

One of the biggest fallacies is the inherent belief held by man civilians in that the US Navy is protecting the US against blood thirsty enemies. People have silly romantic ideas of swashbuckling fighting Barbary pirates and landing Tomahawk missiles … Continue reading

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Bored On The 4th of July

Over twenty years ago, I remember being a part of a multi-day alcohol fueled bender for the 4th of July. I was lucky enough to not work and be in town. But I remember a few lame 4th holidays. One … Continue reading

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Navy Story: A Crusade Worth Joining

A well-meaning Texan shipmate of mine often questioned my patriotism, to be honest with you, he questioned my friend’s patriotism too. The Texas shipmate had a love for their village idiot. (You might remember him as GW Bush, our Commander … Continue reading

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Navy Story/Relationship Advice From Hell

It has been dry for months when it came to juicy emails that could inspire a blog posting. Lo and behold, Pat Stedman comes in for an assist. This snippet of his tweet made me harken back to one of … Continue reading

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Navy Story: On The Wrong Side of The Law

I might have mentioned the story about one of our ship’s sailors getting hauled off by the US Marshals for a gun charge, (or being related to a weapon used in a crime). I remember those times in a awe … Continue reading

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Navy Story: Plastic Piss Hat

I had almost forgot about this bizarre story. It hit me when I was driving and I needed to pull over to use the restroom. Traffic made it worse. I had someone riding with me and I was irate that … Continue reading

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Navy Story: The Rogue’s Gallery

It is a sad day that I can recollect something good about my time in the service. It is usually a story or a single instance of something great, someone that made me keep my faith in humanity. This time … Continue reading

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One of Those Times That Female Advice Columns Did Something “Right”

I still haven’t found out why I receive Your Tango emails. I also don’t know why I haven’t successfully unsubscribed yet from them. It isn’t exactly in my wheelhouse and I am not in their demographic. But I occasionally find … Continue reading

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