Tuesday, April 7, 2020


You too can register to read the interesting articles at the Proceedings of the Naval Institute through June for free! You can also read Naval History magazine and all their archives. You can register at the link below.


If you're at all interested in Naval activities and Naval History, this is the place for you. This month's issue had an interesting article about Teddy Roosevelt's time in the USA V Corps in Cuba in 1898 where 4700 men out of 5000 soldiers were down with yellow fever and malaria and in imminent danger of dying. He wrote a letter to his Commanding General and is presumed to have given a copy of the letter to a reporter who published it nationwide the next day. You can read all about it.

There is also an amusing tale from Arleigh Burke when he was assigned to the Base Force and was boat officer for the first amphibious exercise in 1928 in the Pacific. It's a fun read. One of the things I thought was interesting was the photo. The Department of the Navy is very traditional, believe it or not, when it comes to our dress uniforms. We don't change much. Churchill had much the same to say about the Royal Navy. After almost 100 years, we still wear identical service dress blue uniforms.

LT Arleigh Burke on the right, embarked on USS Procyon AG-11 in 1928.

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