In my own private Alamo on The Mountain in Georgia
09-02-2008, 10:05 PM
Originally Posted by Zathras
Thanks. Jerry Reed holds a special place in my life. Back when I was in the Navy on my first deployment overseas, The ship I was on (USS Halsey CG-23) was on station in the Indian Ocean during the Iranian Hostage Crisis. We were doing our last underway replenishment (UnRep) prior to starting the long trip back to the states. As we broke away from the tanker that refueled us, East Bound and Down started up from the ships loudspeaker system at max volume. Since that day, that song has always represented to me the beggining of the end to a long journey.
I salute your ship, and your service...
Isn't it funny how a song that means one thing in one place can mean so many different things in so many different places? That is the power of music.