Just home from the tour

Just home from the tour

Joined: June 7th, 2004, 3:45 pm

June 2nd, 2005, 11:39 pm #1

I just got home from my tour of duty on the "ole girl". It's great to be home with my family. But, I already miss the guys I left behind. I grew close to many people on the trip. Sharing common experiences like rough seas around the tip of Florida, the beautiful deep blue color of the open sea, training my Fire and EMS Teams, sharing meals on the fantail, giving tours to thousands of grateful people in Alexandria, and sharing a few beers with my buddies at Pat Troy's in Alexandria, all brought us together.

I miss all the guys on the ship. My life is richer becuase of the time I spent on the LST 325. I am proud of the veterans on the ship and of the veterans I met on the trip. I'm also proud of the rest of the crew. They are people who, for many different reasons, step up to the call to duty of caring for the ship and keeping the history of our fathers and grandfathers alive.

Thanks to Mobile Fire Dept. who helped me get the supplies I needed for fire protection on the ship. Thanks to Doc Rich from the Mobile American Red Cross for training my Medical Team in CPR/AED and 1st Aid. He also went above and beyond in helping with supplies for the ship and offering me advice. Thanks to Capt. Hal Pierce for his assistance. Thanks to the team at World Ship Supply, Inc. who made a fantastic donation of supplies to the ship.

What a great experience this trip was!
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

June 3rd, 2005, 1:49 am #2

"I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together"....Jeff, you are a LST veteran. And if you remember these opening words...you are an old veteran....smile. Best wishes.
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Joined: May 25th, 2004, 2:15 am

June 3rd, 2005, 2:06 am #3

not that old Walrus
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

June 3rd, 2005, 10:49 am #4

goo goo g’joob........
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Joined: July 8th, 2003, 4:49 am

June 4th, 2005, 6:03 am #5

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>THE EGG MAN!
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Joined: January 21st, 2005, 9:59 am

June 4th, 2005, 12:15 pm #6

That is so "cool" with the eggs. I was wondering if you waited long enough to get a full plate of eggs, will there be any bacon coming soon.
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

June 4th, 2005, 3:04 pm #7

I just got home from my tour of duty on the "ole girl". It's great to be home with my family. But, I already miss the guys I left behind. I grew close to many people on the trip. Sharing common experiences like rough seas around the tip of Florida, the beautiful deep blue color of the open sea, training my Fire and EMS Teams, sharing meals on the fantail, giving tours to thousands of grateful people in Alexandria, and sharing a few beers with my buddies at Pat Troy's in Alexandria, all brought us together.

I miss all the guys on the ship. My life is richer becuase of the time I spent on the LST 325. I am proud of the veterans on the ship and of the veterans I met on the trip. I'm also proud of the rest of the crew. They are people who, for many different reasons, step up to the call to duty of caring for the ship and keeping the history of our fathers and grandfathers alive.

Thanks to Mobile Fire Dept. who helped me get the supplies I needed for fire protection on the ship. Thanks to Doc Rich from the Mobile American Red Cross for training my Medical Team in CPR/AED and 1st Aid. He also went above and beyond in helping with supplies for the ship and offering me advice. Thanks to Capt. Hal Pierce for his assistance. Thanks to the team at World Ship Supply, Inc. who made a fantastic donation of supplies to the ship.

What a great experience this trip was!
Jeff..

Thanks so much for your service to the 325...along with the shipmates (Dan, Chip and others) who have now returned home. Your service in the past weeks allows thousands to see this piece of history...this heritage. We know that your families were overjoyed to have you return; they also deserve our thanks. Often times the wives, girlfriends and children (even grandchildren) miss time spent with you while you fulfill duties aboard ship. We appreciate their sacrifice as well.

(p.s. Thanks too for the Beatles running through my brain... )

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

June 4th, 2005, 9:26 pm #8

Dido...on the eggs...if you dont know....click on the..."The Eggman" and sit back and watch...so cool.
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