U.S. Navy "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"

“I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” U.S. Navy-style

A friend shared this video with me of the U.S. Navy Band’s rendition of the Irving Berlin classic I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas… It brought cheer into my day and I hope it brings cheer into your day… Postscript: See below for an Irving Berlin-Reno divorce connection…   In August 1949, composer Irving Berlin and…

U.S. Navy Boatswain Ray Weathers, a survivor of The Fatal Voyage of Task Unit 32.4.4, 1943

Fatal Voyage of Task Unit 32.4.4

The story of the Fatal Voyage of Task Unit 32.4.4 The story began on 16 June 1943 . . . A convoy of seven U.S. ships, designated Task Unit 32.4.4, was en route to Guadalcanal. Suddenly, at 1350 (1:30 p.m.), the convoy was attacked from the air by a Japanese strike force of 120 aircraft.…