Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Great Carrier Reef

The USS Oriskany, an aircraft carrier that saw action in Korea and Vietnam, called "The Mighty O", is now a diving attraction off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. The New York Times has a good lead for its story about it:

PENSACOLA, Fla. — For Thom Dietmeyer, a retired naval officer, standing again on the bridge of his old ship was a dream come true, even if he was 70 feet below the surface of the ocean.

“I knew exactly where I was going as soon as I got down there,” he said, recalling the dive, which took place a year ago last May on the wreck of an aircraft carrier called the Oriskany.

The article ends with an interesting connection to someone in today's news.

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