Thursday, December 28, 2006

USS Gerald Ford

The next carrier should be named after our 38th president

You can go to NewsMax to sign a petition for naming CVN 78 after our 38th president, Gerald R. Ford here. May he rest in peace.

President Ford's Naval career here.
Lieutenant Commander Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., U.S. Naval Rerserve;
Transcript of Naval Service

14 JUL 1913 Born in Omaha, Nebraska
13 APR 1942 Ensign, U.S. Naval Reserve
20 APR 1942 Reported for active duty
2 JUN 1942 Lieutenant (junior grade)
1 MAR 1943 Lieutenant
3 OCT 1945 Lieutenant Commander
23 FEB 1946 Released from active duty under honorable conditions
28 JUN 1963 Honorably discharged from U.S. Naval Reserve


U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (Instruction) Apr. 1942 - May 1942

U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, NC May 1942 - May 1943

New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, NJ May 1943 - Jun. 1943
(CFO USS Monterey (CVL-26))

USS Monterey (CVL-26) (Asst. Navigator) Jun. 1943 - Dec. 1944

Navy Pre-Flight School, St. Mary's College, Dec. 1944 - Apr. 1945
CA (Athletic Dept.)

Staff, Naval Reserve Training Command, NAS, Apr. 1945 - Jan. 1946
Glenview, IL (Staff, Physical and Military
Training Officer)

U.S. Naval Officer, Separation Center, Great Jan. 1946 - Feb. 1946
Lakes, IL (Separation Processing)

Rummy as SecDef and Dick as Chief of Staff

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