Although I have traveled to many distant location, I have never been to Monterey. However, when I was a younger man I was in the US Navy. I spent my first six adult years in the Navy. I served on only one ship, the USS Monterey. The Monterey was a great ship, with great people and I miss some of my shipmates.
We had adventures that included Turkey, the Persian Gulf, Counter Drug operations, Haitian Vacation and Italy. I have since lost touch with many of my shipmates, and if any are reading, drop me a note. I'd love to see how some of you guys are doing. We all had nicknames, mine was Tronster. I worked with "Trigger", "K-Bone", and "Flip". There were more, but it is the Navy and I run a family friendly blog.
We are proceeding through this great challenge of letters and I appreciate all the support from the fellow bloggers. Keep up the good work.