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Looking Back
9/26/2012 4:10:59 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

I remember......

As I look back almost 36 years ago and remember my close to 15 years of sea duty I have many remembrances,
but the one thing that stirs me most would be whenever my ship was steaming along the coast of a foreign shore
in the wee morning hours waiting for the
incoming tide to enter port for some liberty
after a long operational period at sea. I'd step out on the deck of my Navy destroyer for a cigarette and a cup of coffee sometime after midnight and before sunrise to be greeted by the lights of the houses and buildings on shore twinkling invitingly as we steamed along, patiently waiting to enter port. We had often been standing watches in port and starboard sections - 6 hours on and 6 hours off - and although we were dog tired the thought of liberty in some exotic far east Asian port had us alert and excited, ready to head ashore as soon as the first brow went over from our ship to the pier.

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More Blogs by Bob Stockton
• The View From My Recliner - Wednesday, October 03, 2012
• Birdland - Saturday, September 29, 2012
•  Looking Back - Wednesday, September 26, 2012  
• Kipling's 'Tommy' - Tuesday, September 18, 2012
• "Thank You For your Service" - Friday, March 23, 2012
• 'Fighting Bob Given 'Four Stars' - Tuesday, January 31, 2012
• Listening to Ghosts Awarded Bronze Medal - Monday, December 26, 2011
• 'Cora Accepted For Publication - Monday, December 26, 2011
• 'Fighting Bob' Entered in Fla. Book Awards Competition - Monday, November 14, 2011
• My Maynard Eulogy - Thursday, November 10, 2011

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