Rules of Engagement on TLS

  Rules of Engagement First and foremost, I want to thank you for stopping by and visiting my blog. It has been a work of love for the three years I have been publishing and has resulted in over174,000 views around the globe. In all, there are over 450 posts from either myself or one […]

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RIP Dex Armstrong, After Battery Rat and Well Loved Submariner

  Robert “DEX” Armstrong, Legendary ‘After Battery Rat’ on Eternal Patrol Submitted by: Pat Householder on 7/8/2014 ——————————————————— Dex cast off the lines of life at 6:20 AM EST July 8, 2014 and sailed off on his final patrol. A larger than life character with a remarkable talent for writing thoughts and actions that all […]

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Coming Home

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. (Robert Frost) Can there be any better feeling than coming home after a journey? It’s always exciting for me to travel around the world and in the past forty two years I have been blessed to see many […]

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Miscellaneous… 1940

Miscellaneous… The Bluejackets Manual has been the mainstay for educating sailors since 1902. Prior to that time, the sailors were considered to be too illiterate to merit having a manual with instructions on how to be an American Bluejacket. For a hundred and twelve years, the manual has undergone a number of revisions to reflect […]

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What about the other 364 days?

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month saw the end to the largest scale war the world had seen up to that point. Armistice Day was declared and over the next year millions of men and women returned to parades and cheering crowds in every city. When the parades ended, people […]

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