..... OR Mermaids & Sailors .... They go well together, no matter in which order I place them. These are two of my favorite subjects that I pursue in Art, Literature, Film, Music, Antiques & Collectibles and the Decorative Arts. I will be sharing things here from my collections and other items from the internet that I find appealing to me.
..... I also enjoy all things related to the "Seven Seas", which, of course is the domain of both, Mermaids and Sailors. This may include oceans, islands, ports & harbors, beaches, sea creatures, and classic sailing ships, to name a few.
..... So, relax and enjoy the sometimes wild, but always wet, world of Mermaids & Sailors !!
* "Real Sailors Have a Moustache and Smoke A Pipe" *
** "Once A Sailor, Always A Sailor" **
*** "Real Mermaids Do Not Wear Bras !!" ..... [Therefore, occasional female nudity will appear here !] ...Sailor Gil, June 2011 ***
Memorial Day — May 27, 2013 — This is what it is all about !!
Navy honor guard members escort the caisson for the four Vietnam War sailors to their final resting place at Arlington National Cemetery.
[ Charles Dharapak / The Associated Press ]
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Four sailors, who died when anti-aircraft fire brought down their helicopter in July 1967 in Ha Nam province of North Vietnam, were buried Thursday, May 2 at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
After years of examination of human remains recovered by the U.S. and Vietnamese governments, more commingled remains of the four crew members have been identified.
The remains’ condition makes them impossible to separate, Navy officials told the families. So, the four men who fought and died side by side for their country were put to rest together in the historic military cemetery.
” Wild Ride “ …. During Typhoon Cobra [18 Dec 1944], western Pacific Ocean.
Sailor Gil’s Note: I experienced this type of ride aboard the aircraft carrier, USS ORISKANY (CVA-34), in 1969 while the ship was enroute back to the US … The navigators had set a course to circumvent the typhoon, but midway through this maneuver, the typhoon also changed course and was then headed directly towards the ship … It was, indeed, a “wild ride” !!
This is a great night-time view of the city & harbor/port of Sasebo, Japan !! In my opinion, Sasebo was the best Liberty Port in Japan, during my time in the US Navy. The weather was perfect, the people were friendly and the food & beer were great !!