Cool! I looked at the bag, but obviously not close enough! Shame on me! I am sure it is no reflection on the chow aboard the ship, but likely just a fun way to remind one of 'home'. When carriers home ported in Alameda NAS just across the bay from San Francisco, the Carl Vinson and the Abraham Lincoln were the last amoung a long pretegious list of names to be home ported there. Coral Sea, Hancock, Oriskany, Ranger, Enterprise..... visiting the Abraham Lincoln, I loved talking to the sailors....pitching the same questions, but different answers...where you from originally? Whats the food aboard like? Many said the food was great...but some, perhaps the home sick ones would mention the food reminded them of 'High school food'.
I miss the carriers at Alameda. We at least have the 'Essex class' USS Hornet (ex. CV 12). I enjoy watching the film 'Thirty Seconds over Tokyo' for the part were they fly to Alameda to embark on Hornet (CV-8) and the back ground scenes of the east bay. In one scene faintly you can see the familiar Berkeley Hills and the UC campus tower (in the DVD version...lol). Flying under the bay bridge etc.. I remember as a kid visiting the Coral Sea very often (she was a long time Alameda regular). I could relate in the above mentioned film the scene were the Army flyers are walking around the carrier....getting lost in all the labyrinth of passage ways..."are you lost too?" Crossing paths with his buddy again they reluctantly admit "I feel trapped like a rat....I've been walk'n for miles!" So Darn True!!! LOL.
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