Saturday, February 14, 2009

Anchors Aweigh



Anchor, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

Not just heavy in weight but also in history, this anchor was raised from the downed USS Arizona.

Taken May 2006 at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, USA

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This week's Photo Hunt theme: Nautical

4 comments:

bingskee said...

thanks for sharing. this is one of the best takes!

JasonsLifeNotes said...

Thats really heavy. Nice theme you have here.

Mira said...

Nice take on the theme. Happy Vday! Here's mine http://www.mirasblog.com/2009/02/photo-hunt-7-nautical.html

TetVet68 said...

Remember Pearl Harbor!

America's oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, living his 100th year is former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Ordnanceman (ACOM), later wartime commissioned Lieutenant John W. Finn, U. S. Navy (Ret.). He is also the last surviving Medal of Honor, "The Day of Infamy", Japanese Attack on the Hawaiian Islands, Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Territory of Hawaii, 7 December 1941.

'Navy Centenarian Sailor', 103 year old, former enlisted Chief Petty Officer, Aviation Chief Radioman (ACRM, Combat Aircrewman), later wartime commissioned Chief Warrant Officer Julio 'Jay' Ereneta, U. S. Navy (Ret.), is a thirty year career veteran of World War One and World War Two. He first flew aircrewman in August 1922; flew rearseat Radioman/Gunner (1920s/1930s) in the tactical air squadrons of the Navy's first aircraft carriers, USS LANGLEY (CV-1) and USS LEXINGTON (CV-2).

A native son from the Visayan Islands, he was probably the first Filipino commissioned as a U. S. Naval Officer.


Visit my photo album tribute to these veteran shipmates:

http://news.webshots.com/album/123286873BFAAiq
http://news.webshots.com/album/141695570BONFYl

San Diego, California