In Memory of CAPT Carroll “Lex” LeFon, and the Wonderful Community He Fostered

Welcome. The idea was floated that a ‘talk amongst yourselves’ blog would be a good addition to for the Non-Facebook Crowd. Here it is.

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I’m Surprised They Didn’t Try To Sell it on eBay…

H/T to one of the FB members who posted this.

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The Definitive Amelia Earhart Book?

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I have to admit, ever since I have been in high school, lessee – that is at least 20 years ago – – no – over 40 – I have had a fascination with the fate of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan.

I can remember reading a book where the author claimed that she was secretly living in New Jersey after her disappearance.

Others claim that she was on a secret mission for FDR and was executed by the Japanese on Saipan.

I can see why it became a nearly 80 year mystery.

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Central Coast for President’s Day Weekend

ORPO1:

We do like it over here.
Vandenberg AFB is affordable for lodging and it is located well for what we like to do.

Originally posted on Among The Joshua Trees:

It was one of those……………..Get the hell out of Dodge kind of things

Missus ORPO and I are ensconsed at The Vandenberg Inn on Beautiful Vandenberg AFB……………………Sixty Bucks a night with no taxes beats the hell out of One Hundred Twenty Bucks a night with taxes………………………………….at the Motel 6 in Pismo Beach!

We made a brief stop at the Von’s in Grover Beach after dinner at Fin’s Bar and Grille down on the beach…………………………..

This is one of the flavours I acquired………………………….

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Something missing………………………………….

Easier to just link it………………………………………..

http://oldretiredpettyofficer.blogspot.com/2015/02/something-missing.html

A comment on Facebook……………from OldAFSarge………

“As another great man might have said, “It is to weep.””

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Passages. Sad Passages.

Brownsville, Texas
It is where ships go to die.
Forrestal and Saratoga are unrecognizable.
Constellation arrived a couple of weeks ago.
The three Good Ships I made cruises on are in the queue. Independence, Ranger and Kitty Hawk.
Yeah.
It hurts.
Old friends they are to so many who chose the sea.
The times are indeed, a changing.
Passages.

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If You Can Take It You Can Make It

I just saw the 3rd movie I wanted to see this month. Decent stuff coming from Hollywood is so rare, and here 3 good ones – The Imitation Game, American Sniper, and Unbroken,  all here at the same time.

I had read Laura Hillenbrand’s wonderful book on the life of a remarkable man, Louis Zamperini, a couple of years ago. The best Hollywood screenwriters could not have imagined the trials and tribulations Zamperini went through.

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An American Hero

Today I saw the 2nd of my trilogy of movies to see. This is the movie that has confounded the Hollywood insiders, breaking box office records. At the multiplex I attended they were showing it about every 3 hours. The parking lot had more cars than I had ever seen.

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