These are the type of men Tom Brokaw was thinking of when he said, “The Greatest Generation.”
Recently I was incredibly honored to be able to attend a reunion of sailors who served on the USS Warrington, DD-843. The Warrington was a destroyer that saw extensive service in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. The men that gathered are some of the best our country has to offer.
A group of veterans took me along on a unique tour of the Big J – the USS New Jersey, BB-62, an Iowa-class battleship, anchored in Camden, NJ. The New Jersey is the most decorated ship in the Navy. She is also a beautiful ship. I took this photo looking out over two turrets of her amazing 16″ guns – capable of firing a projectile the size of a small car 20 miles!
Their stories were fascinating and compelling and I count it a rare privilege to have been permitted to sit in and listen. I’m certain there is fodder here for a story!
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