Sad day when that happened. Whats worst, most people don't remember it. Remember when A rifle company of over 200 plus Marines died in the barracks attack. My friends at work don't remember it. But I will always,always remember men and women such as those.
On April 19, 1989, the powder charge for the center gun, turret 2 exploded at 0955. 47 of my shipmates lost their lives that day. Over the years, other events on April 19 have overshawowed that event. Today, please remember my fallen shipmates.
"We are the ship. She breathes through us and she lives as a part of us. As long as she sails we will be a part of her. A part of the IOWA Spirit. That spirit lives on and the men of Turret Two will forever be a part of that living spirit!" - Captain Moosally.
"Before Guadalcanal the enemy advanced at his pleasure. After Guadalcanal, he retreated at ours".
"Mama, There's Rabbits in the Garden"