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What's been a lifetime interest of yours? (Picture Heavy)

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by norton, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. norton

    norton

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    Keep it clean boys and girls.
    One of my fascinations is with US Navy ships/particularly small ships that served in WW2. I had the privilege of visiting the Laffey that is tied up in South Carolina on permanent display. To think men went to war on these small boats in a huge ocean against incredible odds.
    Anyway, here is a photo I took of the USS Laffey.

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    This box had her ships flags stored.
     
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    What rank would an officer be to pilot a ship that size, Lt. Commander?
     

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    I was on the USS Roosevelt once and still have that visitor booklet.
     
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    Very cool, the PT boats have always fascinated me as the PT 109 book from childhood.
     
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    Riding and working on machines like these.....everything else is inbetween.
     
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    That's a beautiful bike. Good job! :thumbsup:

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    Nice bike. Are those pipes Vance and Hines?
     
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    Wiki says during the Korean war she was commanded by Commander Charles Holovak. Commander Frederick Beckton was her first commander in WW2.
     
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    Patriot's point. Interesting place to visit. I went through those ships back in the early ’90s, but the significance of the Laffey didn't click with me at the time.

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    She was attacked by 22 kamikazes over the course of about an hour and a half.

    -Pat
     
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    Collecting military items for over half my life. My main focus is dog tags but I also dabble in uniforms and helmets, mainly World War 1 through Vietnam. I have the service history for probably 85% of the dog tags. 20180111_185409.jpg 10368249_548877805232955_9219794678884588521_n.jpg
     
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    Large Format photography.
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    Is there oil on the ground under it?