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world war II

May 142014
 

All Stop.  That’s what the captain said.  With the enemy fleet up ahead we don’t want to be a floating target.  Hopefully they’re too engaged to see us so we’ll just sit here for a while and wait.  At least that could be the scene.  I wandered around this old ship one day and played with all kinds of scenarios in my mind.  Red Oak Victory was actually a cargo ship that supplied war ships in the Pacific during world war two.  The romance of being on it in reality is only in the movies, I think.

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Apr 262014
 

The Red Oak Victory is a World War Two naval supply ship.  It was built where it’s now docked in Richmond, California and I wandered in and through it last fall.  I’m not old enough to have participated in the war but it sure did take me back.  Hard to really imagine people actually doing all that; going to sea loaded with supplies for those actually doing battle in the Pacific, knowing you were a floating target.  At least we know they made it back.  Now it’s part of the “Rosie the Riveter” national monument in the Richmond shipyards.

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