Thank you all for your service!
I spent twenty years (1964-1984) as an enlisted Navy cryptologist, with a wide variety of assignments that included
sea duty, subsurface duty, airborne duty, a tour in the Pentagon, a couple of overseas assignments, and (what I thought)
were two really good shore duty assignments (San Francisco & New Orleans)! As you can see in my signature, I also made
a couple of trips to Vietnam in the late 60's.
Following retirement I completed a second career as a two year college administrator (federal programs), and retired-retired
in October 2005.
I'm currently CINC HOUSE .....
Thought I'd had enough "cruising" during my time in the Navy, but after a 7 day trip out of Tampa on the Carnival LEGEND, I'm sold ...
so we're taking an 8 day out of Port Everglades to the Eastern Caribbean this month, and then a 7 day to the Western Caribbean out
of New Orleans in October. Much better conditions, food - and booze - than on those old grey Navy ships....
U.S. Navy (Retired)
SS UNITED STATES - '52 (Fastest Atlantic crossing in history)
SS UNITED STATES '56
USNS PATRICK '64 (Trans-Pacific troop ship)
USS SPRINGFIELD '66-'67 All over the Med courtesy of the Navy
USS LITTLE ROCK '67-'68 More all over the Med courtesy of the Navy
USS RANGER '68-'70 To Vietnam and back we go (twice) courtesy of the Navy
CCL LEGEND 3-21/3-28 2010
CCL FREEDOM 6-15/6-23 2013
CCL CONQUEST 10-20/10-27 2013