Friday, July 02, 2010

Happy 4th!

Yeah, a bit overboard on the theme, but I can't pass up classic color like this!


Debbie said...

Oh man! Be still my heart! Fabulous picture! Thanks again Carrie

la peregrina said...

I've always had trouble understanding Navy rank but I just learned that a Lt. Commander in the Navy is equivalent to a Major in the Army. This means that Ernest Borgnine as Lt. Commander McHale in McHale's Navy would have also been a Major in the Army and that Captain Binghamton would have been a Colonel. This bit of information leaves me with two questions.

First, if McHale held a high rank like Lt. Commander what was he doing commanding a PT boat? Robert Montgomery and John Wayne were only Lieutenants in the film They Were Expendable.

Second, if Captain Binghamton was equivalent to a Colonel in the Army would he be the same rank as Colonel Klink in Hogan's Heroes or is a German Colonel different than an American Colonel? Inquiring minds want to know.

Carrie said...

Ohboy - I have no clue. However, I believe rank naming from service to service doesn't mean equality. So, the colonel here may not quite be the colonel somewhere else.