Navy Destroyer hit by tanker

Discussion in 'Free Speech Alley' started by el005639, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. HalloweenRun

    HalloweenRun I'll try to be nicer, if you try to be smarter!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    5,344
    Likes Received:
    2,999
  2. el005639

    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    1,469
  3. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    24,834
    Likes Received:
    12,066
    An Aucoin huh, must be from La.

    Sounds right though with the "accomplish the mission" directive. That sounds like something the military would say regardless of the circumstances. I could see them throwing him under the bus or in this case the battleship.
     
    el005639 likes this.
  4. mctiger

    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2003
    Messages:
    14,569
    Likes Received:
    5,414
    His wikipedia entry doesn't list his home, but says he graduated from North Carolina St. Impressive fruit salad....Navy DSM with star, Silver Star. Bronze Star, 3 Legions of Merit, DFC with combat V and about 20 more.
     
    shane0911 likes this.
  5. shane0911

    shane0911 Helping lost idiots find their village Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2005
    Messages:
    24,834
    Likes Received:
    12,066
    DFC with combat v is impressive.
     
    tirk likes this.
  6. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2002
    Messages:
    34,805
    Likes Received:
    12,651
    Isn't the ocean big enough for ships to avoid each other?
     
    shane0911 likes this.
  7. el005639

    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,034
    Likes Received:
    1,469
    shipping lanes around japan are very crowded, but under no circumstance should a US Navy ship collide with a noncombatant. The admiral made an important point to me, he stated that overseas vessels or short manned and US stationed vessels are overmanned. He also stated that his command is over represented by young guys. Those statements go hand in hand, because speaking for the Marine Corps gennerally your first duty station is overseas. So if you are short handed with an over reprensentation of inexperienced guys in a part of the world where attention to detail is everything, you have a receipe for disaster.
     
    Bengal B likes this.

Share This Page