Summer of 1957

By: Connly,David E.

In the summer of “57” I was in A Company 2nd Shore Party Bn. And we were training Midshipman in Amphibious Operations. There was some kind of NATO bash and all the ships were dressed out and we were standing at attention on the 02 deck of the Donner LSD14 The Blue Angels did their own review! When they did their fly by we were able to look down into the cockpits! They were leaving a wake! As with most of the stories that are posted here much of this one is true!

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29 comments


  • Robert J. Doherty

    Please revert to the old newsletter format.the new one is convoluted and much shorter than the others. Why isn’t anyone listening. Did sgt Grit turn into a 2nd lieutenant? I’ll start shopping at other sites for a while.


  • Bill REED

    Trying to read this newsletter is like going to the slop chute and getting a water downed milk shake.Come on & get back to the old way. if it’s not broke don’t try to fix it!!!!!!!!!


  • David S. Martinez

    Reading the “new and ‘improved’ newsletter is like trying to read a book by flipping the same pages back and forth to get the jest of the darn thing and when you put the book down you don’t know if you read the whole book or not! Please take this loyal readers advise and return to the previous format.


  • Larry Milton Former SSgt of Marines ’64-’68

    Who ever decided a new format for the news letter was needed should be court martialed. It wasn’t broke and didn’t need fixing! User friendly is the key and this format ain’t. Sgt. Grit, lets see if you have the coconuts to give an order to whom ever to revert to old format


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