For Nunya…

Who commented on the Mk19 in my last post…Here ya go…

This was one of two auto 20mm cannons on each side of the fantail on the USS RK Turner.  Guaranteed anti-Boghammer repellent.

20mm

It had a red-dot sight on top way before anyone knew what that was (you can’t see it in this photo – it’s under the helmet).  I actually got to fire about 10-12 rounds outta this for practice.

R2D2 (AKA the Pahlanx anti-missile system).

Minesweepers

Of course these were automated and tracked targets using radar, so I didn’t get to shoot this (Although I would have if they’d have offered).  But this one sat right outside our shack on the main deck and they tested it every couple of days.  Scared the shit out if me every time…

Those are wooden-hulled minesweepers in the background…we were escorting them into the Gulf.

A tanker in port for repairs in The U.A.E. 

RPG Tanker

If you look closely, you can see a hole in the black part of the hull, just above the rudder.  That was the result of a bunch of Iranian yahoos on a Boghammer with an RPG.  Luckily they couldn’t tell the difference between a full tanker and an empty one…

And lastly, because it’s Christmas time,

Bob Hope, Lee Greenwood

Bob Hope and Lee Greenwood singing “God Bless the USA” on the deck of the USS Guadalcanal on Christmas day…I got promoted to Corporal on that day.

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One Response to “For Nunya…”

  1. T.S. Nunya Says:

    Good stuff.

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