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This is to chronicle my adventures on the USS Midway as a Docent. I was a civilian - I did not serve in the military, but I have respect for those that did.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fri and Sat was the tour with the Make-a-Wish guest. His name is Brennen Street. I'll tell you this - there is one brave lad ! And you know what . . . his Dad, Mom, brothers, and Grandmom are pretty brave ( and super cool ) too.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I worked the Island tours this afternoon after the job fair. I met two Army Captains, they were very cool.

I found out more about the m-a-w guest coming this weekend. His name is Brennan, he's 7, and Midway was is his first choice on his make-a-wish list. I have a Marine Color Guard scheduled to come and perform for us.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I worked ths Flight Deck as 'Rover' and got to meet a lot of exciting people this weekend. We had a few adventures such as a swarm of bees on the pier and a broken leg down one of the ladders from the Officer's Dirty Shirt Ward Room. It never ends.

I worked the Fri/Sat overnight event as well. We had Boy Scouts from Irvine. They were very respectful and were great to work with.

I was selected to tour a "Make-a-Wish" guest this coming weekend. That is a great honor. I hope I'm up to it. More later.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I worked the Ready Rooms today. I met a 'young man' who had joined the Navy in 1946, just months after the end of WWII. He had been a pilot, and the CO of The F4 Ghost Rider Squadron VF-153. Earlier, he had been in VF-152 The Pukin' Dogs - he got a chuckle pointing that one out. He and his brother were talking up old times. It was a real pleasure meeting them.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Today was a tour at MCAS Miramar with the Flying Tigers squadron. They are a heavy cargo helocopter squaron. They were awesome. I met Staff Sgt Miller and we toured Hanger 5 and a CH53 Helo.

When they fired up the engines - it was loud, so the Sgt gave us the 'crainials' to wear. Required Standard Equipment !

Can you tell I had good time ?

Sunday, October 05, 2008

I worked the ship Sat afternoon, before the Over-night event. I met two guys that joined the Marines in 1955 - in the buddy system.

Here they are - Buck Sgts !

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

I got to visit the USS Hornet in Alameda.
What a great ship - full of history.

We met some awesome Docents too. This is Dick Herman - a WWII pilot.

Of course I had to sit in the Capt's chair

and here's Dad on the Flag Bridge - by the Admiral's chair