On the Navy's 236th Birthday, here are some pictures I found in my "GOLDMINE" of my father, Thomas Raymond Coughlin from his early years in the Navy:
I also found this picture of me, my dad and my mom's frosted head!!
Dad did his 20 years as an electrician mate with a final rank of Senior Chief. His specialty was mine warfare. Among the ships he served on were the USS Turkey, the USS Vreeland and the USS Illusive. I will always remember the "Illusive" because it's hull number was "448". I was 8 and my sister was 4. 4+4=8 !! And I thought I was so clever :)