Tag Archive | US Navy

A Dying Comrade and the Medal of Honor-Two American Heroes

A Dying Comrade and the Medal of Honor-Two American Heroes

There is an interesting article in the Spring issue of AARP. I am not a member of AARP but a friend gave me a copy knowing of my interest in history. The article features nine short stories from veterans that reflect their personal memories of the conflicts they were involved in from World War 2 […]

Spirit of Paul Jones Postcard

Spirit of Paul Jones Postcard

The Spirit of Paul Jones is a recent find from an antique store.  The colorized postcards sell for a bit more than I’d like but then again they are old and somewhat unique. This one is postmarked August 29th, 1919. The sender is a gal named Pearl and the recipient is Miss Nancy Austin at […]

Great White Fleet Battleship Postcards

Great White Fleet Battleship Postcards

There is a shop in my area that markets collectibles. Lot’s of glassware, Hot Wheels, Action Figures, trains, and piles of other things people like to collect. The shop is semi-organized and according to the owner simply a labor of love. It’s the kind of place a cheap American Picker like me likes to visit. […]

A Sailor, his girlfriend and the Great White Fleet, c. 1910

A Sailor, his girlfriend and the Great White Fleet, c. 1910

Of the five post cards I walked away with from the antique store in Indiana I found this one the most interesting. First of all the artwork is fantastic. The colors are still stunning even though the card is postmarked February 23, 1910! The edging of the card is a metallic gold. My scan does […]

The Unfortunate End of Stephen Decatur

Most Americans who have some knowledge of the early American Navy know that one of the prominent stars was Stephen Decatur Jr. What some do not know, at least I didn’t, is that Decatur met an untimely end when he was sailing a desk, rather than the ships he loved. Today the Father of American Navy is […]

My Uncle’s Ship_USS Providence_Guided Missile Cruiser

One of my earliest memories is of living in Boston, Massachusetts. My dad was transferred from AC Spark Plug in Oak Creek, Wisconsin to spend a year in Boston and attend MIT. He was involved in developing components for the space program. This would have been 1960 and I was in kindergarten- first grade. While we were in […]