“Manning the Rail”

It’s an old Navy tradition — manning the rails of a ship as it leaves port or returns. It’s just not quite the same as when I was a sailor —a quarter of a century ago.

Has it really been that long? — When I left the Navy, Jimmy Carter was the president and the hostages were still in Tehran.

This image is cropped from a photo on the Damascus Road blog — manning the rails of the USS Reagan.

Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine 2/28/2011

america, american history, military, photography

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