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    Navy Hospital Corpsman Vet serving on the veteran crew of a US Navy historical ship. USS Slater, DE-766
    Restoring Sick Bay to 1945
  1. Well, as of 5PM and the close of voting, we took 1st place by just 29 votes (with 30,325 votes for Slater) So, thank you to everyone! With that slim of a margin, we definitely could not have done it without you! Thanks again!
  2. Down to the last 5 hours! We slipped to 3rd this morning by over 1,000 votes! But, we regained a tenuous 1st again! So, every vote counts! Grab that smart phone (or I phone) or that tablet and vote again! http://blog.timesunion.com/giving/final-vote-in-the-capital-region-gives-promotion/2053/ and.... Thank you for your support!
  3. To all those that have voted, Thank you! You can vote once from each device (PC, tablet, smart phone and etc) The deadline is 5PM on Monday and as of this posting we are in a close second! Though there is apprehesion in going up against a food pantry, when it comes to this historical ship I can live with it! http://blog.timesunion.com/giving/final-vote-in-the-capital-region-gives-promotion/2053/
  4. Thanks shipmates! The deadline for voting is 5PM on Monday, Everyone can vote once from each platform (PC, tablet, smart phone and etc). It's not a lot of $$. But, every bit counts as she belongs to every Navy vet and receives no Gov money! This ship is a true testament to what a bunch of old sailors can accomplish!
  5. One major difference between the USS Slater, DE-766 and other historical ships is that she no longer is owned by the Navy. She belongs to you (Navy veterans) and to history! She receives no government funding. Yet, she is one of the best and most completely restored ships in the country. She is a tribute to the sweat, elbow grease and dedication of the Navy vets that crew her! She is a proud memorial to all who served on her decks and those that sacrificed for our freedom. Her success has been possible by the small contributions and tours that fund her continuing to be a "living" museum. S
  6. One major difference between the USS Slater, DE-766 and other historical ships is that she no longer is owned by the Navy. She belongs to you (Navy veterans) and to history! She receives no government funding. Yet, she is one of the best and most completely restored ships in the country. She is a tribute to the sweat, elbow grease and dedication of the Navy vets that crew her! She is a proud memorial to all who served on her decks and those that sacrificed for our freedom. Her success has been possible by the small contributions and tours that fund her continuing to be a "living" museum. Sinc
  7. Though we wish a Merry Christmas for all, this one is clouded with sadness. As, we have lost our Admiral! The USS Slater was unique in that she served in her historical life as the flagship of an Admiral. Probably the only DE in history to serve in that capacity. Though only in an historical one, she is proud and privileged to have had her decks graced by a man that will continue to inspire her veteran crew to carry on the honorable task he demonstrated so well! Fair winds and following seas Admiral! When we see you again we will of course render the respect you so deserve! "Attention on de
  8. We have them over here on the "right" coast as well! Back some years ago when I was a wee lad of 17 we discovered the entrance to an entire underground complex in Nahant, Mass. It wasn't that difficult since it was right across the street from our house! We were able to get inside a lot of times and explore all the hallways and rooms. The emplacement on the right had it's entrance cemented closed. The rumor was that the gun was still in there! Doubtful! But not to kids! It is still there as you can see from this Bing Maps Bird's Eye View. You can see the vents and openings at the top of the
  9. I had forgotten this was still lingering in there! Willys, Actually the association will be made up of the vets already serving on the museum ships and help to recruit more! So, each museum will establish it's own chapter. Plus, with the economy being as difficult as it has been most museums need all the help they can get and we have heard quite the opposite. Read on in my answer to Mark. Mark, We have been moving slowly on it because we want it to be designed and established by the existing veteran crews. Through the planning stage we have already received enthusiastic responses
  10. "Uncle Albert in his blues" Are you sure that's not Frank Sinatra while making "Anchors Aweigh"? :think:
  11. Well, that could be a 1 or a 4 under the anchor chain! This Navsource photo might help. Or, maybe not! Interesting though is the cable that seems to be wrapped around the anchor!!hmmm
  12. That is a view of Pearl Harbor from the East. Hink's pic is from January, 41. AustYank's pic is apparently during the war. If you look real close in the upper right corner, you can see what appears to be the over turned hull of Utah. Arizona would be just out of frame to the right. Maybe someone can identify the carriers present.
  13. Apparently the reports are true. Lynn Buck Compton Thank you Buck for our freedom!
  14. Thank you for those! Any more? As my grandfather (who received the DSC, Bronze, Croix d'Guerre and 2 PH)was in Mexico with Pershing. He lied about his age and was only 16 at the time. We have his Mexican Campaign Medal with the others. These photos put a whole new aspect to things!
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