The Tomline

December 1977, Short timer’s attitude

In this picture, taken in the waning weeks of my enlistment, I stand just left of center of my ship's clerical staff. Us topside sailors were held in mild contempt by the deck apes and snipes who did the ship's real work.

In this picture, taken in the waning weeks of my enlistment, I stand just left of center of my ship’s clerical staff. Us topside sailors were held in mild contempt by the deck apes and snipes who did the ship’s real work.

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