I particularly liked CDR Mooney's proposals for what 'NATO' actually stands for:
- Not At The Office
- Not After Two Oclock
- No Action Talk Only, and my personal favorite:
- Need Alcohol To Operate
A lot of other good anecdotes in the full speech, linked above. All accurately describe NATO operations.
To: Doohickey; judicial meanz; submarinerswife; PogySailor; chasio649; gobucks; Bottom_Gun; Dog Gone; ..
One (((PING!))) only, to Steely-Eyed Killers of the Deep list.
posted on 03/25/2006 3:47:04 PM PST
(Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.)
I guess one of the things you get by being down in submarine so long is a pretty good sense of humor.
Any guy who survives this
is alright in my book!
posted on 03/25/2006 3:51:29 PM PST
(A DUmmie troll's motto: "Non cogito, ergo zot")
THERE ARE NO BONDS STRONGER THAN THOSE FORMED BY MEN WHO HAVE FACED DEATH TOGETHER.
I'm not gonna mince words on this one. CDR Moody spoke no truer words than these.
The San Fran is a fine ship with a great crew. That ship sailed into harms way, the same way every submarine does every single day of the year. Thats why submariners get hazardous duty pay. This is a dangerous job, and it always will be. It isnt a walk in the park to serve in US Navy submarines, and it takes special people to make them work.
These guys beat the odds and brought their ship back in spite of the fact that damage may have sank any other boat in the world. They are all heros in my book, and they always will be.
God bless you, CDR Moody, Joe Ashley, and all the other members of the San Fran crew, from this qualified submariner, who knows what you guys pulled off, and stands in awe of your achievements in the face of adversity. BZ!!
posted on 03/25/2006 8:22:05 PM PST
by judicial meanz
(Progressive liberals and Stalinists; tell me exactly where they are different in their beliefs?)
Thanks for the ping. A crew that can pull together and get a 'boat' home like that one was damaged reflects well on their commander.
posted on 03/26/2006 6:28:09 AM PST
(Abortion stops a beating heart)
Fair Winds and Following Seas, Commander. You are one of the Good Guys.
posted on 03/26/2006 12:05:58 PM PST
(Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson