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The above blog or post contains my sailing, living aboard a 27' sail boat and travel adventures as well as US Navy stories including a boot camp yarn of company 256 1948.
By Jack Dillon V2 div. 1949 -52
Mess cooking under OP Ryan, mess deck M.A. as any Coral Sea sailor will tell, was a unique experience. He was a legend aboard the ship in those days. Ryan always had an ace up his sleeve to keep ahead of the men temporarily and begrudgingly assigned to his ....care. I was one, and during my 3 months of T.A.D. had the memorable experience of all possible duties that this detail can assign. From dumping chow on passing mess trays,…Continue
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