Monday, March 26, 2012

The Bataan

When the Bataan returned in February, it marked the longest U.S. Navy ship deployment in nearly 40 years. I got a chance to ride with its sailors for their last day at sea. Their homecoming pennant was so long it had to be tied to the deck . . . pretty cool. We spent time with a sailor who helped manage the steam generators though out the deployment. A dark and thankless job, but absolutely critical. He was delayed getting off the ship once it was back in Norfolk because they had to power down the generators. It was a real lesson in patience.

1 comment:

katie said...

Love that first image!