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A Message to Garcia

This is the homepage
for Alumni of the

United States
Naval Academy

at Annapolis, Maryland.

   let Columbus' navigator,
the Last Supper mess
cook, Jonah's helmsman,
and Noah's boatswain pal-
pitate the periphery of
your subconscious with
these nuances from the
past. do you

  • Ring Dance in Dahlgren Hall.
  • APL-S.
  • Building 286
  • WBGT.
  • 20 cents for a pack of cigarettes.
  • Ship's log in the steerage,
  • waterskiing in the urinals.
  • shoving out and the Green Bench.
  • Ho Chi Minh Trail.
  • buying your own sheets.
  • marching to class.
  • Operation seabreeze.
  • delinquency code 352.
  • playing tennis by Stribling Walk.
  • gloves with buttons.
  • iceskating.
  • Philadelphia scrapple.
  • when there was no Ricketts Hall.
  • pool tables in Smoke Hall.
  • the South Stack Room.
  • Tecumseh with a beard.
  • Chinese Bandits.
  • a wooden Tecumseh.
  • when there was no circular walk.
  • brass cannons in Dahlgren Hall.
  • First Class Club.
  • blue cap covers.
  • old style Army B-robes.
  • manual toothbrushes.
  • Jimmy Lewis.
  • "Summer cruises .
  • "Dark Ages".
  • Herndon after Graduation.
  • "B" ;for bilgers.
  • First Class professional papers,
  • swimming to Baltimore.
  • blue and gold blankets.
  • Deputy Dods.
  • old decorations in the Mess Hall.
  • Prof. Langdon at pep rallies.
  • 700 GTO's in the yard.
  • wooden knockabouts.
  • rates for the Rec Room,
  • no credit cards.
  • $15 plebe paydays.
  • No More Rivers.
  • Vector Mechanics,
  • speech class in the summer.
  • no Isherwood Library.
  • the bell system in the Mess Hall.
  • Gate 2 open Saturday night.
  • old study tables in the library.
  • Why there is no excuse?
  • transoms over the doors.
  • seeing Roger Staubach in the hall.
  • "over the wall" for pep rallies.
  • youngster nights with the plebes.
  • seaplanes across the river.
  • Firsty-Plebe system.
  • no Midshipman Ensigns.
  • tightly rolled neckerchiefs.
  • RHIP.
  • Uncle Charlie.
  • God of 2.5.
  • God of 2.0.
  • Thompson Stadium.
  • the A-4 in Tecumseh Court.
  • shovelling snow.
  • 24 companies in the Brigade.
  • the Virgin Cannons firing.
  • the night the steam pipes blew up,
  • dead horse.
  • second set pro lectures.
  • shoulder boards with crows.
  • A & B week classes.Jones' Walk.
  • Why did you guess?
  • Goo.
  • unlined reefers.
  • the Navy 10.
  • stencilled names on the front of white works.
  • The Worm.
  • a dog named Alice.
  • real spontaneous pep rallies.
  • no dragging to Chapel.
  • no leggings at spring p-rades.
  • Matt the Hat,
  • REMEMBER and Fishman.
  • mail delivered to room.
  • Graduation in the Field House.
  • Joe Bellino.
  • the Annapolis Sailors.
  • What's playing at the Star?
  • thermocouple.
  • the jukebox in the steerage.
  • the Colonial drive-in.
  • "The Splinter".
  • listening to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" in the rain.
  • Maryland security watch
  • when MOD's couldn't smoke, study or sit while on watch.
  • The Foucault Pendulum in Sampson Hall.
  • hygiene and counter-insurgency lectures.
  • two days extended leave due to snow storm.
  • Harley steaks or steak a la P. Smith,
  • when there was no peanut butter,
  • shaking the chandelier in Mahan Hall.
  • when there was no Christmas Leave for plebes.'
  • staying in the same company for 4 years.
  • no meal tickets.
  • no civvies in lockers.
  • drinking in the hall.
  • Air-ocean Environment
  • Slide Rule and Trig plebe summer.
  • the Foreign Languages Building.
  • watching lax or soccer on Dewey Field.
  • blanket section at Popular Music Concerts.
  • 2/c studying in the shower.
  • the old system of laundry numbers.
  • running through the Mess Hall on Homecoming dinner night.
  • carrying football players to the buses.
  • going over to the Supe's House for pep rallies
  • 2200 taps and 2300 late lights for plebes.
  • warming the stools at reveille.
  • throwing Woops in the shower.
  • soap tests.
  • getting shots with a needle.
  • E.D. in the basement showers.
  • no fluoride treatments.
  • muster boards every formation.
  • the Maryland Avenue trench.
  • painting the smokestack.
  • chemistry labs in Maury Hall.
  • when Corfam shoes were reg.
  • costumes at pep rallies.
  • Joe the carpenter.
  • the piranha in the steerage.
  • ivy on Bancroft Hall.
  • What's in a cruise box?
  • Sampson lecture
  • Prof. Smedley.
  • When there were no PMW's and no Forms 3.
  • getting back folded laundry, pressed skivvies.
  • 1/c Army-Air Force commissioning option.
  • drinking water from the Rook's Monument.
  • the Mystery Meat Picket in the Mess Hall.
  • First Class dragging to poetry lectures.
  • class rates on certain walks in the Yard.
  • blue bedspreads with an anchor and a circle.
  • the little old MacDonough Hall seamstress.
  • two basement entrances to the Mid Store.
  • green paint on the cars at Hospital Point.
  • touch football between the 7th and 8th wings.
  • 3"/50 saluting guns next to the Mexican Monument.
  • President Kennedy's flag in the steerage.
  • the Pa Chooka Machine and the day it died.
LOG / 18 April 69
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