Re: US Naval Reserve
Posted by Roy Brown on September 19, 2008, 11:17 am, in reply to "US Naval Reserve"
I enlisted in the US Navy at age 17 in 1943. The enlistment, as I understood it, was for the"duration of the war plus six months. |
Whether that was correct, or just what my 17 year old mind understood, I cannot say!
The enlistment was in the US Naval Reserves.
Also, it may have designated : V-6 USNR. I'm just not sure. My mind is beginning to get a bit "hazy" about some stuff so long ago. (Of course all you "young" guys don't understand that!!!
It is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day here in Richmond, Indiana. My wife and I have memories of 1936 when we had a summer that broke all records for HEAT. The temperature was 100 degrees or higher for MANY, Many days that summer.....THEN the following winter was ferocious! Huge amount of snow and very, very cold. We're sort of concerned that it may happen this coming winter because we had a rather hot summer. (However, it was NOT 100 degrees or more).
Fall is our favorite season and it's coming on quickly. Leaves are starting to "turn" and there's a "feel" of fall in the air.
We had vicious straight line winds here a couple of days ago...probably from "Big Ike". It surpassed anything we have ever seen. We are used to tornadoes around here but this was straight line wind at hurricane velocity!!
Even here in Richmond we had a lot of damage to several buildings, light poles, autos, power and cable lines, and very many trees broken and UPROOTED. Our daughter lives in Cincinnati and they were without power for about five days. (NOTHING to compare with the damage and suffering down south so we aren't whining about it).
God Bless all.