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Dec 7

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010 11:55 AM


In the wake of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, families back home in the United States with loved ones serving in the Pacific were naturally worried about their status. Lieutenant (junior grade) Thomas C. Provost, III, a naval aviator in Fighting Squadron (VF) 6 serving in the carrier Enterprise (CV 6), was out at sea far away from the damage and destruction wrought by enemy aircraft on the morning of December 7th. Only when the “Big E” slipped into port at dusk on December 8th did Provost and those on board see firsthand the devastation of the attack. After… Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 29

“Part of America” 29 November 1943

Monday, November 29, 2010 12:01 AM


“A man-of-war is the best ambassador,” wrote Oliver Cromwell, a true statement whether applied to the wooden sailing ships of his era or the modern warships of the U.S. Navy that today ply the world’s oceans. With the majority of the Earth’s surface covered by water, the ships of our Navy in so many ways represent the nation they serve. They protect against enemies that seek to hurt America and guard the flow of natural resources and foodstuffs that sustain her citizenry; serve as instruments of aid and compassion to others in need and keepers of the sea.  This fact… Read the rest of this entry »