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Old Navy Christmas

Old Navy Christmas

'Twas the night before Christmas, compartments were still,

The sailors were sleeping, as most sailors will.

The ditty bags hung by the lockers with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

The men were all peacefully dreaming in bed

As visions of liberty danced in each head.

The Chief in his skivvies, hopped into his rack,

Having just came from town and a quick midnight snack.

When out on the…

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Added by Lee Damicone on December 2, 2019 at 4:13pm — No Comments

"Guarding Christmas" The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, my daughter beside me, angelic in re…

"Guarding Christmas"

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,

I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.

My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,

my daughter beside me, angelic in rest.

Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,

Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling lights in the tree, I believe,

Completed the magic that was Christmas Eve.

My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,…

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Added by Lee Damicone on December 2, 2019 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Old Sailors Poem

Old Sailors Poem



OLD SAILORS SIT AND CHEW THE FAT

IN POORLY LITE BARS SITTING IN THE BACK



THE LIVES THEY LIVED AS THOSE DAYS DON'T LAST

AND ALL THE GOOD TIMES REMEMBERED FROM THE PAST

WITH THOUGHTS OF BELL BOTTOM BLUES

AND THOSE LITTLE WHITE HATS

AS THEY SINGLE UP LINES

BOTH FORE AND AFT



THEY RECALL LONG WATCHES LATE AT NIGHT…

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Added by Lee Damicone on November 14, 2019 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Why Do We Honor "Veterans"?

When you see Old Glory waving in a breeze,

When you hear the silence amongst the trees,

When you, to sleep, you lay your head ,

Your dreams can be happy, not filled with dread.

When you gaze upon a starlit night

And are not filled with constant fright

Because across the sky a star is streaking

And not a missile or mortar shell is shrieking.

When in your streets car horns are blowing

Instead of fires from bombs are glowing

When the sound…

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Added by Lee Damicone on November 7, 2019 at 3:29pm — No Comments

A Sailor's Story



Early in the mornin' alarm clocks are ringing

My bags are packed 'cause we're leaving today

Defending our freedom by sea twenty-four seven

The boys in blue rushing to get underway

Deep down below a sub lurks in silence

And a ship's striking fear from her presence above

The carriers armed with their helos and planes

Deliver bombs signed "From the Navy, with love

Hi…

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Added by Lee Damicone on October 31, 2019 at 6:20pm — No Comments

ATTENTION ALL" NAVY VETERANS" This coming Wednesday 9-11-2019 is "Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance". Break out OLD GLORY & fly her proudly @ your home. (as a friendly reminder...DO…

ATTENTION ALL" NAVY VETERANS" This coming Wednesday 9-11-2019 is "Patriot Day & National Day of Service & Remembrance". Break out OLD GLORY & fly her proudly @ your home. (as a friendly reminder...DON'T FLY HER IN THE DARK...thank you for your support.)

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Added by Lee Damicone on September 7, 2019 at 8:46pm — No Comments

MS3 Marbley

Thanks fellows for welcome abroad. I served onbroad the USS New Orleans LPH -11 Aug 1985 -Apr 1988. I am looking for old shipmates that served with me onbroad. I would like catch up and talk about old times.

Added by Tommie Marbley on August 8, 2019 at 4:55am — 2 Comments

To all who Served

The sailor stood and faced his God which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, you sailor, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?"

The sailor squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't because those of us who stand the watch can't always be a saint.

I had to work most Sundays and at times my talk was tough, And sometimes I've…

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Added by Lee Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 8:24pm — No Comments

I am the American Sailor

Hear my voice, America! Though I speak through the mist of 200 years, my shout for freedom will echo through liberty's halls for many centuries to come. Hear me speak, for my words are of truth and justice, and the rights of man. For those ideals I have spilled my blood upon the world's troubled waters. Listen well, for my time is eternal - yours is but a moment.

I am the spirit of heroes past and future. I am the American Sailor. I was born upon the icy shores at Plymouth, rocked…

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Added by Lee Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 8:21pm — No Comments

REMEMBERING Key West in the early 1960's

 

When money was scarce and you had the weekend off we (John Skondill, Richard Brown & et al) headed to Smathers Beach, across Roosevelt Blvd. and the Key West Airport. All you needed were a Swim Mask, Fins and a Hawaiian Sling (spear gun). The water there was shallow (waist deep) for approximately ¼ mile (give or take). After that it dropped off to an unknown depth, but there among the crevices were numerous Longouste’s …also referred to as Spiny Lobster I only…

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Added by Lee Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Hello, Remember me?

 

Some call me Old Glory, others call me the Star Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I am your Flag - the Flag of the United States of America...There has been something that has been bothering me, so I thought that I might talk it over with you here today.

I remember some time ago, (I think it was Memorial Day, or was it Veterans' Day?) that people were lined up on both sides of the street for a parade. A high school band was behind me and,…

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Added by Lee Damicone on July 22, 2019 at 7:08pm — No Comments

ref USS REPOSE AH-16

I have tried the internet to locate the crew/ medical staff /nurses but only found one Corpsman for the Oct 1967 to Nov 1967 time frame . It seems the nurses finished their tour / time in the USN and faded into life. ANyone have any idea how to locate

Added by Aubrey O. Nabb on June 28, 2019 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Great lake's Illinois,Rtc/Ntc recruit training command,Airmen Apprenticeship school,December 31,1986.

 ATD,AIRMAN APPRENTICESHIP SCHOOL,4 WEEK'S. DECEMBER 31,1986.LOOKING FOR BUDDIES.

Added by Christopher James Cook on April 24, 2019 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Vietnam Blue Water Navy Wins in Court

 

WHAT HAPPENED?

On 29 January 2019, the Federal District Court reversed the BVA and CAVC denials of Mr. Procopio’s claim AND reversed HASS. In addition to Mr. Procopio, this decision restored the Blue Water Navy’s rights and benefits under the Agent Orange Act of 1991. No longer can the VA deny Blue Water Navy Agent Orange claims based on a “boots on the ground” (or lack thereof) requirement.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

If you have any…

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Added by Raymond Melninkaitis on March 4, 2019 at 2:35pm — No Comments

my navy career 34 years 11 months 10 days, retired as a GM1, not possible you say, well it happened to me

I entered bootcamp on 07 jan 1970 in great lakes illinois after failing my initial swim test i was asmowed to another division i started in 19th division and ended up graduating in 43 division. I did learn to swim, after boot camp i was sent to the USS Butte AE 27 stationed in nofuck va i did 4 carribbean and two meds and then in 1972 the boat did a west pac where i ended up in vietnam for a longer period that i thought i would be, i was taken off  the boat, and TAD they said and i was put…

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Added by peter joseph bono on January 25, 2019 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Privacy Shared Information

Today I googled my name (Bill Fihlman) and found a complete discussion and personal information that I posted on this website on the internet. I just went on my page and changed my privacy settings, but I want to completely delete any information that I have posted on Navy Vets website and my membership. I don’t know how to contact Doug Karr or this website’s administrator to do this. I thought this website was private, but I guess I was mis-led. I am a police Officer and don’t need…

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Added by Bill Fihlman on January 25, 2019 at 10:26am — No Comments

Introduction & how to find help with VA

Hello Navy Cousins! I am an accredited County Veterans Service Officer.  That basically means I teach veterans about VA, help you do the multiple forms, and then yell at VA when they try to not give the benefits you are eligible for.

Unfortunately this means I won't have a lot of time on this site but I recommend that if you don't already know your CVSO you get to know them soon.  

Go to the VA database and search the VSO Rep area. We are veterans trained, tested, and attend…

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Added by CVSO Patricia JANE Babcock on December 11, 2018 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Hurricane Florence

With landfall a very good possibility, the Navy has plans to move ships from Norfolk, to sea. 

     https://www.stripes.com/news/navy/florence-likely-to-become-hurricane-navy-warns-of-possible-deployment-of-all-ships-1.546631

Added by Emmet Molloy on September 9, 2018 at 8:07am — 1 Comment

up date from 2015

well it has been about too years now. since I was denied A.O. .but I was given 100% on P.T.S.D. . MY discharge papers stated that I had be come very depress . that was enough for them to give me the compensation. but the A.O. nothing. so look in your records for any thing that will help you. GOD bless you all. don't give up.

Added by benito garcia on August 21, 2018 at 10:51pm — No Comments

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