Monday, May 21, 2012

I Just Died A Little. You Can Check Out Any Time You Like . . .

It is more than a third of my life ago, and only a couple of years long, but it is part of me. I did not realize how much I still love my squadron, until I found out that it was disestablished four days ago. If I weren't such a stone-hearted bastard I would have cried.

You see the guy in the middle? He's looking up so he won't cry while they hand over the commissioning pennant for his squadron. The dude on the right is as hard as me and he ain't cryin' if somebody stomps his dog. The guy on the left musta ate a pickle or something.

Navy News Service

I walked on that air plane. The classified shit inside, I worked on it. It was awesome.
Navy News Service

I think I will care less when my dad dies. This is f'd up. Sure the planes will fly on and the crew will still be amazing at what they do, on the air and on the ground . . . but they won't be wearing the Sandeman any more.

Now only we can do that, who were part of it in the past. All I can say is it's a good thing I don't have a bottle in the house or I'd be late to work tomorrow.

1 comment:

ASM826 said...

VMFA-451 is gone. The Phantoms have been gone longer still. I understand. Really, this time there is someone who knows exactly how you feel.