Not realy important, but...
J. Hugh Sullivan (sull@MINDSPRING.COM)
Thu, 15 Aug 1996 08:02:46 -0500
Dave Rogers <DA6ver6@AOL.COM> wrote:
Subject: Aircraft carrier liveaboards
>Can anyone tell me who to contact about Liveaboard programs on the carrier
>Alabama in Mobile, Ala?
It's only important to an old salt: the USS Alabama is a battleship, not a
>Our troop overnighted on the Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX in May of 1995
>and had a great time, including a tour of the command center not on the usual
I served on the Blue Ghost in 1945-1946 as a S 1/c. She was in Tokyo Bay
Oct-Dec 1945. In 1989, the Lady Lex's last active duty year, I, with about
800 other Lexington Assn. members, had the privilege of a one day ride into
the gulf from Pensacola. Everything was different - escalators, women on
board, air con, I was CDR USNR-Ret., the ship was old and the crew was
YOUNG. Boy! were they young!
At the Pensacola meeting I was introduced to a man and told that he was the
youngest man on the ship in 1945-6. It turned out that I was 3 months
younger than he was. With that and 85 cents I can buy a cup of coffee. 8-)
I haven't been to Corpus Christi - YET!
I can't answer your question but "Thanks for the memory".
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City