Thursday, June 23, 2011
Here I am, once again on the flight deck with a VF-41 aircraft in the background. It's my second tour of duty with the Black Aces and this time I'm working on the flight deck again as the squadron's maintenance coordinator. That's me in the back row, third from the right. That motley looking collection of Chief Petty Officers was hard to round up for any picture. The year is 1978 and we are on the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) getting ready to head on out to Rota Spain and other lovely ports of call in the Mediterranean Sea area.