July 27, 2006

Bringing the Rogers Home-Day 1

Ward Brewer and his team from Beauchamp Tower Corporation (Operation Enduring Service web site, blog) have arrived in Mexico City on the first leg of their trip to bring home the DD-574 John Rogers/E-01 Cuitlahuac (photos from NavSource Online), the longest-serving of the World War II-era Fletcher-class destroyers.

AA Action view from CVA-8 Hornet 14 May 1945 of kamikaze exploding over John Rogers (John Chiquoine via NavSource Online)

They will push on today to Lázaro Cárdenas, a Mexican port city in the state of Michoacán, where the John Rogers is currently berthed.

The blogging community is very lucky to have an exclusive on the repatriation of the Rogers, with milblogger John Donovan reporting in on Argghh!, and his first post form Mexico is already online.

Read it here.

I'll hope to have some additional commentary posted here on Confederate Yankee, and my brother phin will be chiming in as well, which isn't necessarily a good thing. He promised to reveal "deep, dark secrets" about me to Ward and John in exchange for the recipe for the Avocado Ranch dressing they use to lace the fish tacos he got addicted to on his business trips to the southwest.

Whatever the charge, I maintain my innocence, and will remind my dear brother that that particular street runs both ways.

Update: John has another post here, and the first pic.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 27, 2006 08:21 AM | TrackBack


But as I said before. We're talkin' fish tacos man. FISH TACOS.

Posted by: phin at July 27, 2006 08:51 AM

Avocado ranch?? Yum, please share!

Posted by: Raging Mom at July 27, 2006 10:59 AM

And, since this part of Mexico is the avocado capital of the world... we've been having some mighty find guacamole today!

We had a late lunch with two Admirals, 4 Captains, and an Ensign today.

At the Club Naval, and it was... *good*.

Posted by: John of Argghhh! at July 27, 2006 07:01 PM