All,

53 years ago today I was aboard the USS FORRESTAL on Yankee Station in the Tonkin Gulf.  At 1051 a horrific fire engulfed the flight deck killing 134 of my Shipmates and injuring many more.  Of course many years have passed and many more heroes of that fateful day have died.  I would ask that anyone reading this to please take a moment to remember the souls of our departed Shipmates.

Sammy

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