Five Interesting Things Most People Don’t Know About The Navy

It wasn’t just a job, but the adventure of a lifetime.

My last and best ship, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) pulling in to Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Before I rose my right hand to take the Oath of Enlistment in Jackson, Mississippi back in September, 1981, the biggest boat I’d been on was a bass boat — and then only once. But my dad — who had left home when I was two — had been in the Merchant Marine, and (in addition to getting away from the…