Back in 1980, while serving aboard the U.S.S. John Marshall (SSBN 611Gold), my Off-Crew Barracks was located on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
My neighbors were the Crew of the U.S.S. Arizona (BB-39).
They were at Battle Stations on 7 December 1941.
They were at Battle Stations when I was there in 1980.
They’re still at Battle Stations today, 7 December 2014, 73 years later.
And come Judgement Day, if the Good Lord needs a Battleship Crew at the Plain of Megiddo to fight the Forces of Evil, the best He could find will be at Pearl Harbor serving aboard the U.S.S. Arizona, still at Battle Stations, loyal to the Oath to the Constitution of the United States of America that has NO EXPIRATION DATE.
And when that’s over, the U.S. Marines that are Guarding the Streets of Heaven will Form Ranks and Salute the Crew of the U.S.S. as they enter the Pearly Gates.
And then, they can finally Secure from Battle Stations.
Well Done, Arizona, Well Done.
Bubblehead Les Out.