January 03, 2007

Now That You Mention it, Yes, Mine is Bigger Than Yours...

A little Presidential Directive here, a little tug there, and my friend Ward Brewer becomes the first blogger with a military vessel of his very own.


The ship you see is the E-01 Cuitlahuac, formerly and soon again to be the DD 574 John Rogers, the longest-serving of the World War II-era Fletcher-class destroyers.

Ward will restore the ship into a floating museum, or begin pillaging, depending on his mood.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 3, 2007 10:25 AM | TrackBack

The pen is mightoer than the sword, but I don't know it those of us in MSM can offset this

Posted by: Don Surber at January 3, 2007 02:41 PM

Outstanding, CY! You've got some amazing guy there for a friend. (Or maybe I'm just easily impressed.)

Posted by: Cindi at January 3, 2007 02:45 PM

Uh, Seattle is run by Bill Gates and the Green Party. The Space Needle would make a good aiming point.

Posted by: Bleepless at January 3, 2007 08:56 PM

Thanks, CY. I can't wait until you get a chance to see her in Mobile. She's a beauty. The Mexican Navy was very professional and great to work with--the US State Department? I'm not so sure. We'll still have to see about that.

It sure feels good to at least finally have her cut free of the pier and in our possession............She gained her nickname "Lucky" in WWII when two Japanese torpedoes straddled her at the same time--one was 10 feet off her bow, the other 15 feet off her stern. And even though she was in every major combat role in the Pacific since Guadalcanal, she never lost a man. It was good to see that her luck had not run out even today.

Thanks for the support. I know from our phone calls you know more than most just how hard this really was.

Posted by: WB at January 4, 2007 12:01 AM