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A Piece of the Buckin' Bronco, BB-45

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#1 67Rally

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:24 PM

Proof that the bond of brotherhood among those who serve together remains in tact throughout the decade always seems to be shown to me. Yesterday, one of the guys I served with, presented me with a piece of wood...a small plank of teak...that once covered the main deck of the USS Colorado battleship.

 

I have the provenance to go with the piece of deck plank.

 

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As the audience looks on, Petty Officer 1st Class William McKenna shows USS Colorado crewmember Whittaker “Moose” Hernion the ceremonial plank.

 

 

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The small piece of USS Colorado that I now own.

 

Though I have no personal association to this ship (my uncle was a sailor aboard the Tennessee, California and Pennsylvania during his WWI and interwar naval career), I am proud to be the caretaker of this piece of the Buckin' Bronco.


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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:25 PM

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 04:26 PM

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