2013 Thanksgiving Tribute
In a departure from our custom of the seven preceding years (examples), M.E. offers the following historical Thanksgiving tributes presented courtesy of others...
USS Darter (SS-227 commissioned 1943, or SS-576 commissioned 1956) courtesy of WannabeSoldier at GRANDPA's NAVY (see also Navy Chaplain W. T. Kennedy's accompanying prayer) :
“I saw the submariners, the way they stood aloof and silent, watching their pigboat with loving eyes. They are alone in the Navy. I admired the PT boys. And I often wondered how the aviators had the courage to go out day after day and I forgave their boasting. But the submariners! In the entire fleet they stand apart!” - Tales of The South Pacific, James Michener