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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

IN THE NAVY

video
YOU MAY WONDER, "NOW WHY DID HE PUT THAT UP THERE?"
OH, YEA, HE WAS IN THE NAVY.

TRUE, BUT IT GOES A LITTLE FARTHER THAN THAT.
THAT LITTLE VIDEO

"IN THE NAVY"

WAS FILMED ON BOARD

THE USS FRANK S. REASONER (FF-1063)

FRANK S. REASONER LT. USMC
WAS A MEDAL OF HONOR AWARDEE
AND HE WAS THE FIRST 
OF MY
THANKFUL THURSDAY POSTS
Frank S. Reasoner
I NEVER MET FRANK. 

BUT I HAD THE HONOR OF
SERVING ABOARD HIS

 NAMESAKE

FROM 1989-28 AUGUST 1993

THE DECOMMISSIONING CEREMONY OF THE USS REASONER (FF-1063)
AUGUST 28, 1993.

THE USS FRANK S. REASONER (FF-1063)
HAS ALSO APPEARED PREVIOUSLY
IN THIS BLOG

UNDER THE HEADING;

PLACES, I'VE CALLED HOME
FF-1063
HERE ARE SOME OF THE LAST PHOTOS
OF
FRANK'S BOAT
BEFORE IT WAS RECOMMISSIONED
INTO THE

TURKISH NAVY AS

"KOCATEPE"



THAT IS ME, UNDER THE BARREL OF THE PHALANX.

USN & TURKISH CREWS

PARADE THE COLORS




AUGUST 28, 1993.
THE LAST DAY OF SERVICE
FOR THE
USS FRANK S. REASONER

THE LAST DAY OF MY SEA DUTY
AND
THE LAST BIRTHDAY
I SPENT
"IN THE NAVY"

7 comments:

Brittany Sommer said...

Can I ask you something? How old were you when you got out of the Navy and how has it changed your life? Are you happier now or were you happier when you were in? My husband wants to get out and use his gi bill after this deployment and 3 years on shore duty so I'm just wondering what it was like for someone who did it. Any regrets?

Heart2Heart said...

Kurt,

You have so many incredible stories of the men you have come to know and love through your travels and even though you haven't personally known but share a love of service with.

God bless you for all you do to keep us aware of the sacrifices each one of them make each and every day.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Christiejolu said...

Thanks for sharing this...I will never listen to that song the same again...

2Thinks said...

Um, you aren't in this video though, right? Heehee.

You were correct about the rerun on the socks.

Marnie said...

Great post. I enjoy hearing your stories.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Great tribute to Frank and great memories, Kurt!
Thanks so much for sharing this piece..so perfectly written.

I also thank you so much for your wonderful comments on my blog. It means a lot!

Hope you have a great day from start to finish!

B :))

Anonymous said...

Senior Chief Keys, is that you?
Loved this boat, and learned quite a bit on it as well. The video by the Village people....not so much. They’re dancing all over our beloved .50 cal mount, and just outside of Sonar. Make them stop…

Anyways, if this is your blog, I ran across it reminiscing about the Reasoner.

Dave Eichner (classicmuscle@live.com)