On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was "How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns" ------ All three missed it ---

From AP News
Quake Raises WWII Ship from Sea Floor-

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (April 28) - Wreckage from a World War II torpedo boat was tossed up from the sea in the Solomon Islands after a powerful 8.1 earthquake hit the area in early April, an official said Friday.(continue)

US Navy Drill Team...You GOTTA see this video clip.

USS NEW YORK. The Navy's amphibious assault ship USS New York has already made history.

V-J DAY 60th Anniversary in Times Square

Are you looking to connect and socialize with Veterans in your area?

In search of identity of kamakazi pilot and plane.

All Amphibious Navy, past and present now forming Missouri Amphibious Navy Inc. (M.A.N.) Chapter.

Combat Action Ribbon to be awarded retroactively.

In Loving Memory of Darleen Olson Mead, the Captains Daughter and former Web Mistress for LST 534 web site.

Born July 22, 1942 in San Francisco, she didn’t meet her father until she was almost two years old. She was a self described “Navy Brat” and did not care much for Navy housing. She learned Hula while the Captain was stationed in Hawaii and danced and taught Hula the rest of her life. She was a dental hygienist for twenty three years before discovering computers back in Hawaii. As a self taught (read the manuals) in the computer world, she turn from a small time volunteer to a full time teacher to both
K-12 and their teachers.

After moving to New Mexico she needed a project and took to the task of rebuilding the LST web site that Linda had already started. To Darleen it was a great way of saying Thank You to everyone involved with the LST 534 and a great learning experience about both the LST 534 and the Captain (remember “Navy Brat”). She really enjoyed the communications with Linda and everyone that was involved with the web site. She even met Norris Long in Albuquerque.

What a gal!  Always with a smile and a twinkle in her eyes. Ever the trickster and lover of life. Always there with the helping hand and what a great teacher. She was my wife and my best friend.  She is  missed by many.

Dallas Mead

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