Navy Destroyer hit by tanker

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  1. HalloweenRun

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

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    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    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.
     
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    mctiger closet claustrophic Staff Member

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    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.
     
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    DFC with combat v is impressive.
     
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    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Isn't the ocean big enough for ships to avoid each other?
     
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    el005639 Err on the side of freedom

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    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.
     
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