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December 30, 2013

Welcoming a new year in poetry

It was 50 years ago tonight that I honored a U.S. Navy tradition of writing the mid-watch log for my ship, the USS Cavalier (APA 37). I requested to be assigned the midnight to 4 a.m. watch as officer of the deck (OOD) on my ship, which was tied to a pier in San Diego.

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Lon Allan

Lon Allan has lived in Atascadero for nearly five decades, and his column is published every week. Reach him at 805-466-8529 or leallan@tcsn.net .