Hi Irish,Sail on, sail on!! 'Just lookin'.......I'm thinkin'???? ......"First Mate," .......or........"Captain???"AAAAARGH Matie!!!! She will wield the "Cat-O-9-Tails" with the finesse of an "Old Salt!!.......You'll love every lash!!............but then,,,,,,you know .....I'm "Twisted!!"'From the depths off Davey Jones's locker!!!From the daze of "Iron Ships,"And ..."Men with 'Woodies!!!!!"Latitude 000*00', Longitude 105*50'27 September 1968USS Princeton LPH-5"Yes Lad, there are 'Mermaids!!!!'"PR-2 "skybill"-out
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Hi Irish,Picture if you will, A US "Man-O-War" leaving Singapore 27SEP1968 heading for Lat. 000*00 and little did they know, that short voyage would take them into the "Twilight Zone!!!" Men of the "Sweet pea" LPH-5 on that warm tropical morning at "Flight deck Parade" got introduced to "Davey Jones" the Ship's Captain and Neptunus Rex the Admiral !! The Boatswain hoisted the "Jolly Roger" on a yardarm and "All Hell broke loose!!" Gunnies note: "Quantity has a Quality not to be reckoned with!!" Since the Pollywogs (us) outnumbered (Them)Shellbacks, by the time the shoutin' was over, the Pollywogs had Commandeered the Ship 'sept for the Capt., Admiral and XO!! We in V-6 div got a hold of Dudley our Div Officer , locked him up in the V-6 head and posted a watch!!! 3rd div boatswains' mates manhandled 1st class 'boats Vinciletti down to the 3rd div. berthing compartment, stripped, spread eagled and tied him up hands and feet between 2 sets of "Racks" then painted his "B@!!s with "RED LEAD!!!!!" I'm sure he still has nightmares about that event!! Each other div. did likewise to their "Shellbacks!!" Eventually this "Faux Mutiny" was recinded and we had the "Shellback Ceremony" on the flight deck!! 'Got to see the Royal Judge, cook, baby, doctor, "barber' (southern cross haircut!!!) and got "Baptized" by "Dudley" his self in that old beat up pram dingy filled with sea water, he'd dunk me and when i came up he said "What art thee??" I yelled out loud,"SHELLBACK!!!!"'Made the Ship's newsletter the "Bullhorn" with Pictures and years later being a member of the USS Princeton LPH-5 Association, my "Archive Collection" of "Bullhorns" Helped Bob Neumeier our newsletter commander keep the Spirit "Alive!!"All of that and quite a bit of "Rum!!" Twice i hit the wrong key and all my work went to the "Deep 6!!" Made it this far, this time with the help of the Rum!"From a long, long time ago in a Galaxy far, far away,Back when Men were Men, and Women were proud of it!!Sailors of the 7 Seas we were!!AAAARGH Matie!!PR-2 skybill- sailing on!!!
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