ORIGINAL: General Quarters
Oh, nice... I was stationed at Bainbridge, Maryland back in 1973 and never got the time to visit Gettysburg . I'm on vacation myself at the moment, but not going anywhere. Instead kids/grandkiddies are coming here on weekends. So I got all week to show off. Enjoy your sightseeing...
"Gray Lensman" -- That's an intriguing handle, so I just have to ask, what is that? Is it a military term or what?
okay details: OT
Before getting into board gaming, which was way before computers came out, I was an avid reader of Science Fiction, especially Series and Trilogys (sp?) such as "The Foundation Trilogy" by Isaac Asimov and especially the "Lensman Series" by E.E. "Doc" Smith.
The main character in the first few books of the "Lensman" series was called "The Gray Lensman", in fact one of the books was titled "Gray Lensman". Also, ironically, as I've gotten older, I am much grayer and have to wear reading glasses (lenses).
edit: The avatar is a joke to some work buddies of mine that on occasion happen to visit Matrix and the Wargamer forums. We had this supervisor who tried to go into descriptive details of each of us respective workers' characteristics by describing them with a single word. His reference to me was "The Brain" which of course elicited extreme laughter from the entire work group, so when I saw the Avatar, I just had to use it.
Perry Rhodan anyone? (He askes as he adds to the topic drift)
One of 3 U.S. pre-war carriers to survive WWII
Awarded 7 battle stars
Torpedoed on two separate occasions
Hit by 6 bombs, holed twice, on 2-17-45
Sunk at Bikini Atoll, '46, after enduring 2nd A-Bomb test
She was a tough Lady!