Thursday, March 24, 2011

I joined the Navy to see the world...

While cleaning out the garage, we finally got around to opening up dad's old Navy footlocker. Among the daily and dress uniforms and his pea coat, we found this:

From General interwebs

The USS Ault Mediterranean Cruise, 1969. This jacket is in perfect condition, exactly as it must have come from the embroidery joint. I can guarantee dad wore it exactly once, when his buddies made him do it for a group photo, then carefully packed it away to keep forever.

I'm going to keep it forever, too. But if I didn't, this thing would be the ironic thrift store find of somebody's life. It's even in skinny-hipster size; based on his uniform belts, dad had a 31" waist, tops.

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