A PETTY OFFICER AND A SWABBIE

by
Charles W. Paige
 

Chuck Paige in the U.S.S. Midway's island

A memoir of my four years on active duty in the US Navy, 1968-1972.

Copyright 1992, 1998, 2004 Charles W. Paige

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Semper Fi

Before the uniform went on
From civilian slime to military acceptability
Into the pressure cooker
Singing Swabbies

Choir Prayer
Musical RCPO Moore (pix-45K)
Choir guide-ons (pix-44K)
Choir at Preble (pix-49K)
Choir of Strangers

Airport 1969
Basic Electricity/Electronics "P" School
Radioman "A" and "C" Schools

Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard and San Francisco

My very first carrier (pix-54K)
My second carrier (pix-94K)

U.S.S. Midway (CVA-41)

Some important Midway internet addresses
Ship's published statistics and capabilities
"Laurels for Midway"

A year of (s)training

Storms and crossings
Domain of the Golden Dragon
Tradition
Man coming aboard or going ashore
Some ship and flight deck announcements
Using one's head
Domiciling and General Quarters
In search of Oscar
$Pay Day$
Unreps

Pictures of a 1971 unrep in progress

Radio

My picture for the ship's yearbook (pix-35K)

Flight deck operations

Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories
Philippines
Nippon

A friendship can be covered up

Critical Mass

The deed is done
Agnes Freeb Slings Cupid's Arrows
Goodwitch Decries Title
Charges Unfounded But Hopes High
Ethyl Trap Puts Wuf Wuf In Doghouse
Perspectives On A War

U.S.S. Midway (CV-41) decommissioning
Midway Returns to San Diego Bay


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Last modified: Saturday February 14, 2004

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