Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
served in three different branches of military service I learned the language
of each one. The Marines language
corresponds with the Navy, since the USMC falls under the USN structure. In the
USN/USMC the toilet is called a head. It comes from the early ships where the
toilets were in the bow or ‘head’ of the ship.
Do not get that confused with poop deck, which has nothing to do with
toilets. The poop deck is the stern of a ship and comes from the term ‘la poupe’
which in French means stern. It is an
elevated deck, mostly on sailing ships.
are decks and walls are bulkheads in the Navy.
USAF I learned the term ‘latrine’ is the toilet; floors and walls are actually
floors and walls. LOL
history of military service was not a very wise one, In each branch I started
off at the bottom of the rank structure. The military enlisted rank structure
is E-1 thru E-9. I retired as a Chief in the USN which is a respected rank in
the military. Chief is E-7.
(Sherry with her chief, we don't have many pictures in uniform)
personnel sorta look at me as weird, since I spent over 8 years of my service
as E-3 and below. LOL So friend I had a lot of experience cleaning heads and
latrines. LOL I expected it, and knew I would eventually go up in rank if I
would stay in one branch. So I stayed with the Navy once in.
separations were minimum. Around 2 years totaled. The love of my life, Sherry, carried the weight of the family
while I was at sea and during some moves. Military wives and families do not get the credit they
deserve over all. They handle alone, many moves, travel and shipping; they also
have their lonely days and nights.