It’s a mild cloudy day today in Dardenne Prairie, cloudy and it should reach 50 degrees, not much doing here, the pooches are asleep,
Rigg’s is snoring next to my chair
Charlie is out on Rigg’s bed.
Little Sadie is asleep in her bed behind my chair.
I guess that means I have the watch for homeland security.
As most of you know I was a rotor head during my Naval service here are a couple of shots from those days.
Picking up a sailor from a Destroyer that lacks a helo deck. Gun mount trained
to the side and a guaranteed bumpy ride from the wind coming through the ships
Masts and stacks.
Landing on an oiler after hopping over the Destroyer that is being refueled underway,
Picture was taken from a carrier which was also refueling.
We did these kind of operations hundreds of times during a normal deployment.After we landed we would also refuel so you had the oiler refueling two ships and a helicopter while underway.We would usually wait until the carrier broke away and launch from the oiler, normally for us to land they would have someone who needed to be picked up and transferred to another ship.
Here’s one really like.
This is what most of us look like now.
TBT When my Mom and Wendy came out from Pa.
My Mom, Me, Donna, and Sir Coal getting a tummy rub.ca 1980.
Sir Coal ,Wendy,my Mom,with Sammy Jr, and Tammy in the back ca1980.
That’s about it for today, we hope all our friends who are traveling are doing fine, Al& Kelly had some problems but got them fixed. Karen & Steveio also had to have repairs and are on the way home now.
Everyone be safe, Sam & Donna……..