The U.S. Navy traces its roots to the Continental Navy established during the American Revolution. The Naval Act, passed on 27 March 1794 established a permanent standing Navy. America's Navy is a force as relevant today as it's been historically significant for the last 238 years. The times may change, the threats may become more obscure, the complex nature of 21st century life may make the demand for such presence less obvious, however, now more than ever, the Navy is something to be aware of, something to be thankful for and something to be proud of.
The Cal underway with old rigging.
More than 40 years after serving on the USS Caliente (Cal) and after reading, in various military publications about ships' reunions, Bob LeGacy (BM2, 1943-1945) thought there should be a reunion of the Cal's ship's crew.