USS Antietam

USS Antietam

Interview with Charlie. We discuss his fascination with military history and guns; receiving the Navy expert medal for 9mm pistols on the Beretta; M14s; purchasing a Sig P226; shooting out in the desert; how being in the Navy made him more punctual; veterans who told him not to join the military; why he joined the Navy; Billyjoel's "Allentown"; primary school; getting A's and drinking non-stop; raising hell in Illinios; serving on the USS Arthur W. Radford in Northfolk, Virginia; general quarters; being deployed in a NATO Destroyer pack before the public knew about the Gulf War; George Washington Battle Group; why the Radford was decommissioned; going to school to be the ship's cable; popular movies to watch; USS Antietam; what he did on his down time; eating whale whale and reindeer pizza in Norway; why it is good to kill whales; going to the Imperial War Museum in England; eating lamb burgers; eating Navy chow; Spam and pinapples; why the Radford was like the Millenium Falcon; "Drop the bomb. Exterminate them all."; why the Iraq conflic is like Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness; sophoning the wealth of America; British Petroleum; KAAOT and ABOT oil terminals; the tree of life; sun bathing; disco; why some of the Iraqi security guards were bisexual at best; when the going gets tough the tough get funny; reading the bible; why he's moving to Austin, Texas; where he would like to English abroad; why he was charged with sedition; USS Carl Vinson; the chaplain laying hands; Navy-Marine Relief Society; pester Charlie to start blogging.

Featured song is “Suicide Hotline” by Stereocell.

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