Tuesday, June 12, 2007

USS Enterprise - Praying Mantis Sequel?

It is rumored my old home, the USS Enterprise (CVN-65), is back out to sea and heading for duty off the shores of Iran!

They will become the 3rd Carrier Group in that area of operations! I had the good fortune to be on board when "The Big E" pilots (And our battle group) tangled with Iranian frigates and gunboats during Operation Praying Mantis in April, 1988.

Now that the "Hormuz Highway Patrol" will be coming around the bend, I hope memories of their first encounter with the Big E will bring about productive "Big Stick" diplomacy!!

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