Beyond Aberdeen: A Bluejacket Diary

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iUniverse, Nov 24, 2004 - Fiction - 458 pages
"Ship Ahoy!" and "Bon Voyage!" Join the author as he takes you on a journey unlike any you may have imagined!

See what the U.S. Navy's "boot camp" was really like! Feel the frustration and joy that comes with months of constant military training, or the fear that comes with wartime duties!

Experience exotic ports of call as the author takes you to far corners of the planet-locations that most Americans can only imagine!

See the world through the eyes of a sailor or perhaps just trigger lost memories from events in your own naval history.

Let Beyond Aberdeen: A Bluejacket Diary tell you how a farm boy from Idaho gave up the life he knew for the promise of service, travel, and adventure as an electronics technician in the United States Navy! Watch as maturity, responsibility, and the legacy of a small town upbringing all work together to turn a boy into a man!

 

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Contents

Enlistment
1
Welcome to San Diego
6
Receiving and Outfitting
12
Haircuts
16
Chapter
18
Uniformity
20
The Longest Day
23
USNTC
27
Breakfast in Oceanside
269
SERE School
272
Back to the Eldorado
278
Haze Grey and Underway
282
Aloha to the Grey Ghost
288
Crossing the Pond
292
Land Ho
299
Olongapo
309

Lets Get Physicals
30
Chapter
32
Camp Nimitz
35
Training Begins in Earnest
40
Classification Examinations
44
A Proud Tradition
48
Innocuous Inoculations
52
Laundry in a Can
55
Water Sports and Other Travesties
61
USS Recruit
65
Fate Steps in
68
Rose 29
182
Weekend Warrior
186
Lions 45 Fortyniners 3 Hippies 0
194
Petty Officer Stoker
198
ETA School A2 Phase
202
Thanksgiving on Nob Hill
207
A New Year in Chinatown
212
ETC School
218
South San Francisco
223
The Grand Tour
228
Fishermans Wharf
236
USS Eldorado
241
Boat Support Unit One
249
Doin the Nasty
253
Assault on San Clemente
258
War Games and Heavy Seas
263
Vietnam
314
Crossing the Line
322
Singapore
330
Okinawa
339
Hong Kong
344
Bangkok
350
More Ports of Call
356
Pueblos Crew Goes Home
361
Operation Bold Mariner
364
Home Again
370
Long Beach Naval Shipyard
374
Return to WestPac
380
Keelung
383
Operation Golden Dragon
387
Taipei
391
Grande Island
396
More R RVietnam Style
400
Hong Kong Revisited
403
EXPO 70
409
Me and My Cuda
414
Epilogue
417
About the Author
419
11 General Orders of a Sentry
421
The Code of Conduct
423
I am an American Sailor
425
Glossary of Naval Terms and Acronyms
427
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Page vii - No man will be a sailor who has contrivance enough to get himself into a jail ; for being in a ship is being in a jail, with the chance of being drowned'.
Page 4 - I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and articles of war.
Page vii - They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters ; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

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