Frontier Former Editor

August 10, 2009

Holy haberdashery!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:10 pm

Michael provides us with a delightful essay on hats this week, and it reminded me of the hat I’d like to have:

 

This man, Marc Mitscher, commanded the single largest and most powerful battle fleet ever to see combat. And instead of gold braid, admiral’s stars or other regalia suited to a fleet command. Mitscher wore a lobsterman’s cap with a simple USN officer’s crest. If that doesn’t illustrate serene self awareness and utility of purpose, what does?

That’s a hat . . . .

(08-11-09: I should clarify the statement ‘single largest battle fleet.’ Mitscher commanded Task Force 58. In th esense that it was a unified group of ships operating as a single force in combat, it was probably the largest and most powerful battle fleet ever to see combat.”

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4 Comments »

  1. Going to keep my eye out.
    I’ll keep you posted.
    ~m

    Comment by Michaelm — August 10, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  2. BUT

    he looks TOO OLD to be commanding a Huge Naval Battle Fleet, rampaging all over the Vast Pacific in his mid-Fifties AND contriving to die at 60

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — August 12, 2009 @ 2:34 am

  3. Then you should have gotten a gander at John Sidney McCain’s grandfather . . . .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_S._McCain,_Sr.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — August 12, 2009 @ 7:21 am

  4. Understated yet jaunty. I like it.

    Comment by azahar — August 12, 2009 @ 5:45 pm


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