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Monday, February 22, 2010

Farewell My Lady

This picture of the USS Samuel Gompers was taken near Alameda California in the early 90s. This was my first ship and I really enjoyed being a part of the crew that decommissioned her. We enjoyed a nice WestPac in her final days. Capt. Rankin will always be one of my favorite COs. Thanks for the fond memories Skipper.

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chubskulit said...

Wish I could sail in there one day hehehe..

Clarissa said...

I'm glad that you are doing fine and well.Thanks God to that!!

Congratulations to your new site,Sir John!!

Have a nice day!!^_^

ruby said...

hi! dropping by :) care to xlinks?

ghieGANDA said...

tnx for dropping by joops.. =)

chubskulit said...

wow nostalgic post hehehe.. luvya!

Margaret Cloud said...

Very nice photo of your old ship and congratulations on your long term in the navy. My husband served on the USS Midway CPA41 from 1953 thru 1956. He also enjoyed his time in the navy. Thank you for coming by.

Filipina said...

hi.visiting here.what a challenging job.congrats! hope you gonna have time to visit my newbie blog! keep in touch

Cecile said...

hello, Joops am here visiting your new blog !

pehpot said...

see it fits well now..

I never had a chance to be in a ship, the closest I had is a small boat (bangka) LOL

I wonder how it feels to sail..

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amiable amy said...

A memory to cherish huh? Thanks for sharing the picture.

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AJ said...

wow a father-soldier is blogging!. thats cool. I'l b back here for sure..txs to my friend jules' site..and see yours,

see more of your ships and deep-voyage!

more power, sir.

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful photo and such a cherished memory!
God bless you and your family for your years of service to our country!


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