ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Tzimisces » February 10th 2012, 5:26pm

Mortuus wrote:
(I always liked what Winny Churchill said about them: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue.")

Welcome, and I hope you will forgive a minor correction:
The above quote was Admiral Nimitz commenting on the Marines at Iwo Jima.
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 10th 2012, 6:17pm

Tzimisces wrote:
Mortuus wrote:
(I always liked what Winny Churchill said about them: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue.")

Welcome, and I hope you will forgive a minor correction:
The above quote was Admiral Nimitz commenting on the Marines at Iwo Jima.


Not at all! Many thanks for the said correction, and I hope that good old Chet will forgive me for the honest mistake...'the world wonders' ;-)
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Tzimisces » February 11th 2012, 9:09am

Mortuus wrote:
Tzimisces wrote:
Mortuus wrote:
(I always liked what Winny Churchill said about them: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue.")

Welcome, and I hope you will forgive a minor correction:
The above quote was Admiral Nimitz commenting on the Marines at Iwo Jima.


Not at all! Many thanks for the said correction, and I hope that good old Chet will forgive me for the honest mistake...'the world wonders' ;-)

I'm sure he would, he was a decent, humble man. He refused to write his memoirs despite numerous lucrative offers, as he didn't want to hurt any of his fellow naval officers (such as Halsey. Nice reference.).

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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 11th 2012, 12:55pm

Tzimisces wrote:
Mortuus wrote:
Tzimisces wrote:
Mortuus wrote:
(I always liked what Winny Churchill said about them: "Uncommon valor was a common virtue.")

Welcome, and I hope you will forgive a minor correction:
The above quote was Admiral Nimitz commenting on the Marines at Iwo Jima.


Not at all! Many thanks for the said correction, and I hope that good old Chet will forgive me for the honest mistake...'the world wonders' ;-)

I'm sure he would, he was a decent, humble man. He refused to write his memoirs despite numerous lucrative offers, as he didn't want to hurt any of his fellow naval officers (such as Halsey. Nice reference.).



Well said; Nimitz truly was a man with those virtues, as was Ray Spruance, whose temperment was very much like that of Nimitz. It saddens me to no end that today's USN doesn't seem to have leadership of that type any longer. As Nimitz knew all-too-well, peacetime navies were--and remain!--hazardous places to serve, given the lack of preparedness--and even downright complacency--of our pre-war commanders. (I still can't help but feel bad for ADM Kimmel and Lt. Gen. Short, though, as it seems--to me, at least--that the passel of sapheads in DC were going out of their way to foster such complacency...)

Sorry about that...get me talking about our greatest generation, and I tend to go overboard, something any Sailor knows is to be avoided for the most part.

Many thanks for your very kind welcome, sir. (And many thanks also for providing me with the true author of that quote!)
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby codguy » February 11th 2012, 2:19pm

Jesus Christ Don, One more sea story and I'll Have to unleash my 20+ years on everyone.

"There I was @ 32,000 ft, inverted, #2 flamed out, hanging from the relief tube with when all of a sudden.......... "

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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby chuckf1 » February 11th 2012, 5:18pm

WatchDorks.Net wrote:Welcome. Be aware though, that anyone claiming past military service is required to submit copies of their discharge papers, a retinal scan, fingerprints, and a stool sample for verification.

We try to avoid having another Michael "Sure I was a Convi... err, Navy Seal" Davis on our hands...

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Is WLs wimping out. When I joined I had to submit copies of my discharge papers, a retinal scan, fingerprints, stool sample AND a had to pass a piss test!

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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 11th 2012, 6:14pm

codguy wrote:Jesus Christ Don, One more sea story and I'll Have to unleash my 20+ years on everyone.

"There I was @ 32,000 ft, inverted, #2 flamed out, hanging from the relief tube with when all of a sudden.......... "

CG



LMAO!! I guess this thread HAS gotten a bit out of control...still, you know how it is with all of us old Sailors!

OBTW, you have to admit that "relief tube" sounds a whole lot more manly and warrior-like than its replacement, the less-than-manly "piddle pack." Seriously, imagine a story with THIS line in it: "There I was, @ Angels 30, my #1--and only!--engine (Copywrite (c) 2005, The Tim Temple Group) burned out, going into a flat spin, when my piddle pack bounced off the side of my canopy and into my mask, knocking it off my face..." Oh, wait...that really DID happen to me..."I was in the cockpit of my TA-4, on pure oxygen, trying to win a to-the-death battle with an eyeball-searing hangover, when, out of nowhere, a full piddle pack bounced off the side of my head..."
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 11th 2012, 6:36pm

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WatchDorks.Net wrote:Welcome. Be aware though, that anyone claiming past military service is required to submit copies of their discharge papers, a retinal scan, fingerprints, and a stool sample for verification.

We try to avoid having another Michael "Sure I was a Convi... err, Navy Seal" Davis on our hands...

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Is WLs wimping out. When I joined I had to submit copies of my discharge papers, a retinal scan, fingerprints, stool sample AND a had to pass a piss test!

BTW --- Welcome, Don, to this fine forum and valuable resource for watch lovers.


Hmmm...I don't THINK WL's is wimping out; they made me provide fingerprints, using my stool sample as the ink, and it was all downhill after that...I mean, who KNEW there was such a thing as a rectal scan...?

Many thanks for your note; it's good to know there are so many military alums here @WL!
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby wire-paladin » February 11th 2012, 6:37pm

Hey Don, back in my time (65-70)(DDWalker) i spent many a bridge watch while on plane guard detail in the Tonkin gulf. Mostly crusader's take off and land,day and night,day after day.Some never came back while other's that did were in bad shape.
I believe all the fleet sailors felt alot of respect for the pilot's.
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 11th 2012, 7:13pm

wire-paladin wrote:Hey Don, back in my time (65-70)(DDWalker) i spent many a bridge watch while on plane guard detail in the Tonkin gulf. Mostly crusader's take off and land,day and night,day after day.Some never came back while other's that did were in bad shape.
I believe all the fleet sailors felt alot of respect for the pilot's.


I remember talking to a lot of the young surface line guys who would come over to the flagship for training; they all hated getting stuck with plane guard duties--what was the formation message? Station STBD 170 tack 1, I think it was. Almost all of them felt that plane guarding was obsolete, what with heloes being so readily available. I know it didn't offer them a lot of reassurance, but I always made it a point to tell them how glad we were to know that they were there. Some things NEVER become obsolete, even if the 'blackshoes' (or just plain 'shoes' as some of them were called) thought otherwise. That DD, and later the DDG's & FFG's, were always the quickest way to get to that downed aviator, and it STILL is, IMHO.

I recall being told that, back in the '65-'72 timeframe, you guys would sometimes have 11 & 1/2-month deployments; nearly a YEAR on 'PAC...and the Pentagon wondered why so many Sailors would get out after only one enlistment!
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby hawkeye » February 11th 2012, 7:37pm

Don't Forget the FF's(formerly DE),the FFG's are Perry Class... FFs were Knox,Garcia etc... And I liked plane guard loved watching the jets take off and land.
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 11th 2012, 7:46pm

hawkeye wrote:Don't Forget the FF's(formerly DE),the FFG's are Perry Class... FFs were Knox,Garcia etc... And I liked plane guard loved watching the jets take off and land.
Dave


You know, I was thinking about that very thing, the old KNOX class--I think they were numbered starting @1052. And I think GARCIA was the lead in the FFG-1 thru FFG-6 platforms. There was also the BRONSTEIN class, hulls 1037 & 1038, the last of the old CRU-DES O-4 commands...

...and CodGuy's gonna KILL me if I keep spouting all of this USN trivia!
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby hawkeye » February 11th 2012, 7:52pm

no garcia was a garcia ff-1040
ffg-1 thru 6 was Brooke class and Brooke being the first

I am a tin can sailor you guys are the carrier sailors...lol
The Garcia was homeported at pearl when I was stationed there, along with Davidson ff-1045 and the sample ff-1048
I was on FF-1077 an old knox class...... Image
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Postby koimaster » February 11th 2012, 9:21pm

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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 11th 2012, 11:42pm

koimaster wrote:Fucking squids......... Image Get a room!

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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby conjurer » February 12th 2012, 9:27am

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koimaster wrote:Fucking squids......... Image Get a room!

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I don't recall Popeye ever smoking a cigar. Today, this would be considered a bad role model to the young folks. All the ink on his arms, of course, would be OK.
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 12th 2012, 12:40pm

conjurer wrote:
Mortuus wrote:
koimaster wrote:Fucking squids......... Image Get a room!

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I don't recall Popeye ever smoking a cigar. Today, this would be considered a bad role model to the young folks. All the ink on his arms, of course, would be OK.


Absolutely true! When I was a wee little'un (five or six), going to paraochial school, there was this bus mechanic who had tattoos all over his arms, including the much-loved, ever-popular Tall Brunette in a Bathing Suit. The nuns would crap their penguin suits every time the subject of this mechanic came up amongst us kids. They started making him wear long-sleeved shirts to hide the eeevil hideousness of his ink. Of course, he was a smoker, but that was overlooked back in the 60s.

Fast forward 40+ years, and we're looking at the FDR memorial in DC. His iconic cigarette holder is nowhere to be found, but there he is in one of the more bizarre of the bronze sculptures, sitting in an old-time wheelchair with his old straw fedora and lead-with-the-chin-smile. I know that both he and the press went out of their way to avoid anyone seeing him in that chair, but our 21st century sensibilities require that this be emphasized while eliminating the use of eeeeevil tobacco. We can probably assume that he had no ink, otherwise they'd have shown him bare-arsed with the tatt emphasized for all to see.

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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby Mortuus » February 12th 2012, 12:48pm

hawkeye wrote:no garcia was a garcia ff-1040
ffg-1 thru 6 was Brooke class and Brooke being the first

I am a tin can sailor you guys are the carrier sailors...lol
The Garcia was homeported at pearl when I was stationed there, along with Davidson ff-1045 and the sample ff-1048
I was on FF-1077 an old knox class...... Image


:jkom: I am soooo not worthy... :jkom:
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby koimaster » September 28th 2017, 9:22am

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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby foghorn » September 28th 2017, 10:52am

Better late than never.


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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby koimaster » September 28th 2017, 11:04am

foghorn wrote:Better late than never.


Welcome.
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The tread is already 5 years old Jeff.
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby foghorn » September 28th 2017, 12:40pm

I know but I realized I never welcomed the old bastard.
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Postby eddiea » September 28th 2017, 1:31pm

foghorn wrote:I know but I realized I never welcomed the old bastard.


Goddamned neither do I :-o what an oversight, then again, I rarely welcome anyone and shit happens so,
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby gerdson » September 29th 2017, 5:07am

What is a FNG -
Former Navy General?
Freakin' Natural Guy?
Fortunately Not Greyhaired?
Fist'n'glove?

Ah, found it. Welcome then. We joined about the same time.
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Re: ANOTHER FNG CHECKING IN...

Postby biglove » September 29th 2017, 5:46pm

gerdson wrote:What is a FNG -
Former Navy General?
Freakin' Natural Guy?
Fortunately Not Greyhaired?
Fist'n'glove?

Ah, found it. Welcome then. We joined about the same time.



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Damned nice intro, Mort. Yes, very late to the party but I came in late.

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