Throughout recorded history several navies have dominated known waters – the Athenians, the Vikings, the Chinese, the Phoenicians, the British – for a period of time.
18 years ago today on October 12, 2000, suicide terrorists exploded a small boat alongside the USS Cole (DDG 67) as it was refueling in the Yemeni port of Aden. The blast ripped a 40-foot-wide hole near the waterline of the Cole, killing 17 American sailors and injuring many more.
SSGT Hugh Lynch was a Korean linguist (and possibly Russian) and probably Morse qualified as well since USMC routinely sent collectors to R-branch school before language school. He also flew in Da Nang in early 1968, earning two Air Medals during a four month det.
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On October 4th, 1957 at 19:28:34 hours Greenwich Mean Time, Sputnik-1 was launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
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October 1, 1928, the first class was held for specially selected enlisted Navy and Marine Corps radio operators. These men were specially trained to intercept and analyze foreign radio communications at a unique school on the roof of the old navy department building.
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