The guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) sits at its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 19, 2012. The Michael Murphy honors the late U.S. Navy Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat as leader of a four-man reconnaissance team in Afghanistan. Murphy was the first person to be awarded the medal for actions in Afghanistan, and the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the award since the Vietnam War. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker, U.S. Navy/Released)
Nice collection of personal photos taken around the base I was stationed (Camp Machiminato, outside Naha) at around the time I was there (1979)!
Fire at the waterline, sailor!
My earliest memory is sticking my hand up, inside the chute of the milk machine at Bay Shore Trailer Park - because it gave me a shock!
“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost.
Mountain Interval, 1916.
My very favorite poem, “The Star-Splitter,” encapsulates nicely the struggle of the amateur. Whose love, not unrequited, also knows no bounds.
“It wouldn’t do to be too hard on Brad
About his telescope. ”