sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Sunday, May 15, 2016

All Glory is Fleeting

The Sunday Sermonette and thought of the day is simply that you can beat a lot of things, but you will never beat the clock. (Ask not for whom the bell tolls.) This was prompted by the previous blog post (here). Any wet sub mission is very physically and mentally challenging. The MK-8 SDV and even more so the MK-9 SDV with a combat load out and mission profile is not for the feint of heart. 

SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One (then based at NAB Coronado) DDS Platoon and Delta Platoon

It was over twenty-five years ago. Seems like yesterday. I was a drilling reservist at NR ST-1/3/5), doing a Dry Dock Shelter exercise with a Mark 8 SEAL Delivery Vehicle in the Sea of Cortez.
The USS Cavalla  (SSN 684) was turned into razor blades between then and now -- entropy. 

sic transit gloria mundi