June 1972 - February 1983
The dots on the map of the world above represent the ports or locations of special interest that I visited in my eleven years of active service in the United States Navy. The country's flags or state flags will appear when you move the mouse over the dots. There are four places of interest on the map. I was aboard the USS Oklahoma City CG-5 for Operation Frequent Wind
; the evacuation of personnel from Vietnam in 1975. The Tonkin Gulf patch will appear for that location. The dot in the Pacific Ocean near the word 'ocean' represents the crossing of the equator into Neptunus Rex Domain (see Crossing the line ceremony
for information on this ceremony). The dot in the Gulf of Oman was where many ships of the world's navies gathered during the "Iran Crises" of 1979 (see Iran Hostage Crisis
for information). The dot off the coast of Florida is the infamous Bermuda Triangle
. Clicking on the dots will take you to the history page listing the ships I served on when visiting these locations.
This page was last updated on April 17, 2013