Category Archives: US Navy

Faded and cracked

They are all similar – old, cracked and sometimes faded; the newer ones in washed out color.  There is a commonality to them that may not be readily apparent.  They are photos of young American men and women in uniform. … Continue reading

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When we were in the Service

I’ve noticed in recent years, I often refer to the time that I was in the Air Force as when “we were in the Air Force.” This is not surprising as being an officer, 50 years ago,  meant that your … Continue reading

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Norvells in World War I

Two of my uncles, Jack and Steve, and an aunt Emily served in World War I. They were the only ones of that generation to do so in my family.  My Dad, the baby of the family, was born in 1911 … Continue reading

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