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Sunday, July 12, 2009

A little boy's dream

At the periscope of the USS Dolphin, in San Diego Bay.

"Fire one. Fire two. We just sank a Japanese tanker, boys! Let's go home to Pearl boys. A clean sweep!"--Commander Clark, USN.

That's what's brewing in my coffee pot.

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