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Dad's Chair

Dad's Chair

San Diego

I actually have fond memories of sitting in this very perch during the "Tiger Cruise" of 1980. We headed from Sasebo where the Midway unloaded her stores, back to Yokosuka. I'm sure my memories were better than most of the "Tigers" on that cruise because we hit a squall just outside of Sasebo that really moved the Midway! Most of the kids onboard were sick as dogs! I had the fortune of being the son of the CO, and access to the Bridge where I could see outside the ship! Let me tell you, being able to see the horizon sure helps to keep lunch down!