Preserving a piece of US Maritime History - invaluable
The USS Olympia is a cruiser that fought in the Spanish American War in 1898 and has been preserved in Philadelphia. She's a one of a kind ship, a national historic monument, and in danger. She needs approximately $10-15 million in repairs to keep her a viable museum for years to come. If you have the resources, or connections to those resources, please consider helping. (full disclosure - there is no financial benefit to me to ask the question - we need to save this ship for posterity). Please contact me at 612-599-1935 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
This is a great photo - if you want to know what achievement means to someone, and all the hard work it takes to get there, this is it
PACIFIC OCEAN (Sept. 16, 2011) Chief Information Systems Technician Shantishra Williams stands at attention as her sponsor, Chief Boatswain's Mate Dale Kintz, dons her combination cover during the 2011 chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). Comstock is deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility during a western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph M. Buliavac/Released)