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 Today Is The Date That “Operation-Praying-Mantis” Was In 1988 , When President Reagan Showed The Iranians That Using Oil-Platforms To Base Terror Operations , Was Not Such A Good Idea. And To Make Matters Worse , They Chose To Launch A Missile At A US Naval Ship. Mistake Number 2! When I Was Deployed On The USS-Merrill , We Became  Part Of The Operation To Destroy Their Platforms In The Persian-Gulf . The Iranians Were No Match For The US-Navy , Their Shots Never Hit A Ship , But  We Were  Awarded The Combat-Action-Award Ribbon Anyway , As The Enemy Tried To Hit The Battle-Group. Our H-2 Helicopter Was Not Used In The Operation , So It Was Kept Safe In The Tiny Hangar.

Part 2 Next-time…

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Also @  HSL(Helicopter-Antisubmarine-Light) 35 In San-Diego , We made Several 9 Month Deployments . One Of The Ports We Visited Was Pusson-South Korea , So Seeing Korea In The News Lately , Reminded Me Just How Different North(Communist) And South (Capitalist) Really Are. Besides The Nut In Charge Of North-Korea , The Contrast Of The 2 Systems Is An Example Of Just How Better Off The People Of Capitalism Can Be. Not Just The Progress Of The Free-Market , But Even The Poor Would Be Better Off , For Sure. Not Only Would There Be More Food , But Better-Living-Quarters Too. Before We Pulled Into Port , We Were Made Aware Of The 2 Koreas , And The Dangers Of The North.

Plenty More Next Time…