The above picture has alot of meaning to me. She is called the USS KITTYHAWK. It is an aircraft carrier that could hold up to 109 planes on it at one time. It has meaning to me, because my husband Jim was on this beautiful vessel during the Vietnam War. Yep, I'm married to a vietnam veteran, and I am proud of that fact as I am proud of him! The USS KITTYHAWK was built in Camden, New Jersey. The cost to build it was 400 million dollars. This aircraft carrier is 273 feet wide and 201 feet high. It can house 5,500 military personal. It has 4 catapults that launch and stop the aircraft leaving and entering from her deck. My husbands job on this carrier was the catapults.
She has 8 steam boilers, 4 propellers, which by the way are 21 feet wide, and it can hold 4 million gallons of fuel. There are 4 doctor's, 65 hospital beds, 5 dentists, 2 lawyers, 3 chaplains, 4 ship stores, 2 barber shops, 1 postoffice, and 2400 telephones. During the breakfast hours they serve anywhere from 9600 to 12,000 eggs and 400 to 600 gallons of milk. Everyday bread is baked, about 800 to 1,000 loaves a day. And that one post office handles about 1500 pounds of mail each and every day.
Like so many other veteran's, my husband Jim was treated like crap, from so called american's. He was put down, spit on, made fun of, yelled at by people who supposedly cared about life and our country. Well, if they cared so much why were'nt they in line to enlist, where was their uniform, what ship, vessel or carrier were they on? What branch of the military were they in? I'll tell you where they were, standing like a coward in a group of other cowards making fun of our men and women who were proud american's and doing their duty for a country. Every veteran in this country from WW1, WW2, KOREAN WAR, VIETNAM WAR, and all other wars deserve to be respected as the proud hero's that they are. Because without their love and respect and the devotion they had, we would not have a country today. Our veteran's and all the men and women in the military now deserve some kind of recognition for their time they gave up for us. And to all of them I salute you! And to my husband, my friend, the father of my children, you are my hero!!!!!!!! I love you Jim.
GOD BLESS AMERICA
GOD BLESS OUR HERO'S