The Bow Ramp

Thursday, March 10, 2005

What's in a Name?

Where did I come up with "The Bow Ramp" as a blog name? First off, I wanted something to represent my Navy background. I also have a fond affection for my brothers (literally) in the Marine Corps. Finally, I wanted to get something in there related to my wonderful wife. Back in 1974, I was the XO/OPS Officer/Chief Engineer of a landing craft, the LCU-1661. It was while I was on a port visit aboard the LCU that I meet thu future Mrs. 74. The LCU's mission is to transport the marines ashore. The most prominent feature on an LCU is the bow ramp. When you hit the beach and drop the ramp, "its show time folks."