Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy 240th Birthday, US Navy!

Stand Navy out to sea, Fight our battle cry;
We'll never change our course, So vicious foe steer shy-y-y-y.
Roll out the TNT, Anchors Aweigh.
Sail on to victory and sink their bones to Davy Jones, hooray!

Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.
Farewell to foreign shores, We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
Through our last night ashore, Drink to the foam,
Until we meet once more.  Here's wishing you a happy voyage home.

Blue of the mighty deep: Gold of God's great sun.
Let these our colors be Till all of time be done, done, done, done. On seven seas we learn Navy's stern call:
Faith, courage, service true, With honor, over honor, over all

In honor of the Navy's 240th birthday, I spotlight the Navy veterans turned romance authors from the RomVets (link),

Kayelle Allen, USN, 73-77, Avionics
Rue Allyn, USN, 76-85, Sonar systems
Anne Ashby, Royal NZ Navy, 70-91, Communications
Heather Ashby, USN, 74-87, Personnel
Rogenna Brewer, USN, 80-85, Administration
Shannon Brown, USN, 02-pres, Logistics
Christyne Butler, USN, 87-92,Data processing
Cindy Carver, USN, 76-79, Aviation Machinist mate
Misty Chavis, USN, 80-05, Supply
Diana Cosby, USN, 78-96, Meteorologist
Sara Hubbard, Canadian Naval Reserves (Naval Communicator) 1998-2005
Mary Fishler-Fisk, USN, 81-05, Surface Warfare Officer
Jackie Fleming, USAF, 76-86, NDI/Personnel
Shelleyanne Fogarty, Royal Australian Navy, 2000-pres, Submariner
Rebecca Harmon, USN 81-87, Hospital Corpsman/MedLabTech
Ilena Holder, USN, 72-76, Aviation Storekeeper
Charlotte Hunter, USN, 88-10, Chaplain
Candace Irvin, USN, 83-91, Surface ships
Kathleen Toomey Jabs, Navy, 1988-present, public affairs
Shirley Jakway, writing as Mairi Norris, USN, Medic, 80-88,
Megan Just, US Navy, 03-08, Surface Warfare
Geri Krotow, USN, 82-95, Air/ASW Intel
Mahalia Levey, USN, 93-01, Undesignated
Cathy Maxwell, USN,76-82, Intelligence
Dawn McClure, USN, 95-98, Cryptology tech
Lindsay McKenna, USN, 64-67, Meteorology
Danielle Monsch, 92-00, Navy reserves
Jean-Murray, USN, 91-11, Navy Nurse Corps
Beverly Ovalle, USN,82-87, Gunners Mate Guns SAMI
JoAnn Reardon, USN, 88-94, Cryptologist
Shelagh Rivera, USN, 74-95, Nurse
Lucy Slagel, USN, 73-93, Intelligence
Julie Spurgeon, USN, 80-85, Ocean Systems Analyst
Valerie Tibbs, Navy, 84-92, Admin
Tamara Worlton, USN, 99-present, surgeon

Do you know any Navy veterans, spouses, and/or brats?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, October 17, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, October 18.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. My dad was a Navy vet. I work with Honor Flight and have met many other Navy veterans there. I have several uncles and a nephew who were in the navy.

  2. No I don't know any Navy vets, spouses or brats. Know mostly Army connected people.

  3. Maybe but not sure at this moment.

  4. I don't know anyone in the Navy, past or present.

    An impressive list of authors.

  5. My step-dad is a Navy vet and my husband has a couple friends in the Navy as well.

  6. Isn't Kieran Kramer also a Navy veteran?

    1. Her husband is in the service--I don't think she served.

  7. My brother was in the Navy. The only one - everyone else was Army.

  8. My father-in-law was in the Navy.

  9. My cousin's husband is a vet, her stepdaughter is stationed on a ship in FL, and her stepson is doing his (what ever they call Basic training) in Chicago at the moment. I also have an uncle who is a Navy vet. My husband's grandfather served in the Navy in WWII.

    The rest of the family is Army.


  10. My dad served in WWII and a dear friend in our college gameday tailgating group is also a Navy Vet... He has a flagpole that fits under vehicle tire and always flys the USA flag.

  11. Happy Birthday US Navy! My uncle was in the Navy during WWII.

  12. My husband was in the Navy and part of the SeaBees and served in VietNam. Before that he was an Air Force brat lol. He was only on a ship when he had a short time in Puerto Rico

  13. The only one I know is my cousin.

  14. My niece was in the US Navy. Happy belated birthday to the USN.

  15. My Dad was a Navy Veteran in WWII - my cousin was in the Navy on an aircraft carrier - have a lovely parasol he brought me from Japan

  16. My grandfather was in the Navy Seabees during WWII.