Tin Can Sailors
The National Association of Destroyer Veterans
The Tin Can Sailors goal "is to promote and preserve destroyer history by...
Publishing a quarterly magazine
Making grants to destroyers of the Historic Fleet
Providing free or reduced price admission to the Historic Naval Ships
This web page will not attempt to duplicate their effort. However, from time to time, they may publish articles that are of particular interest to the tin can sailors of the USS Beale DD/DDE-471. With permission, we may post these articles on the Beale website.
The following article was the cover story published in The Tin Can Sailor, July-August-September issue. It contained a photo of the Beale as it would have appeared during her Vietnam deployment. The text is relevant and extremely timely as it delves into Brown Water Navy, Blue Water Navy, and the VA.
Due to technical issues, the article and photos could not be reproduced seamlessly as published in
The Tin Can Sailor. However, all text and photos are included.
The author, CAPT Morgan Little USNR (Ret), has graciously granted us permission to publish this copyrighted article on our webpage.
(C) 2016 Morgan Little