Posted by: notsofancynancy | November 14, 2013

A Sailor’s Dying Wish

A touching story

iDriveWarships

Bud Cloud

After signing my Pop, EM2 Bud Cloud (circa Pearl Harbor) up for hospice care, the consolation prize I’d given him (for agreeing it was OK to die) was a trip to “visit the Navy in San Diego.”

I emailed my friend and former Marine sergeant, Mrs. Mandy McCammon, who’s currently serving as a Navy Public Affairs Officer, at midnight on 28 May. I asked Mandy if she had enough pull on any of the bases in San Diego to get me access for the day so I could give Bud, who served on USS Dewey (DD-349), a windshield tour.

The next day she sent me an email from the current USS Dewey (DDG 105)’s XO, CDR Mikael Rockstad, inviting us down to the ship two days later.

We linked up with Mandy outside Naval Base San Diego and carpooled to the pier where we were…

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Responses

  1. Thank you for this incredible story.

    • Thanks to iDriveWarships for the original post. Brought tears to my eyes.

      • Mine too. Wonderful post.

  2. Darn you, Nancy… You broke my eye plumbing once again. Loved it.

    • Awe Mustang Koji, it made my eyes leak too!


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