DD(Dad’s Diary) 59

This post is all about the Tiny Island  of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf , Just Off shore from Saudi-Arabia  , the Navy 5th Fleet Headquarters is based there , so as the USS’s pass through the area they get mail and supplies brought to  them , as I first saw on the Merrill(DD 976) and Lockwood(FF1064). Many years later when I was based at HC-2 in Virginia ,( I deployed there twice ,for 9 months each time) as The 4 UH-3s There are based at the airport and bring mail and supplies to the Ships passing through the Gulf. And since the Navy Admiral There is in charge of Military in the region , he used the Desert Ducks as a VIP transport occasionally. Our Barracks there used to be in the middle of town , But now the Compound is much more fortified! Some of the folks there are not too fond of the USA , so the vans to take us to and from the airport , are parked far away from the Building , no vehicles are allowed to get near the Building , as the Marines and sand bags keep it protected…

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