Posed pictures to show life in the barracks.
Donna. Her mother was not very happy with Amy when she found out what she'd talked Donna into doing. I think that once they left boot camp that Amy never talked to her again. Wonder if she just did her time or if she stayed in longer?
Fast forward to the early summer 2000... I get a phone call from a local newspaper reporter who proceeds to let me know they have received a press release from the Navy regarding an "exercise" that Amy took part in on her ship. She said they wanted to include it on the front page of the newspaper and did I mind... Did I mind??? Heck, NO - that was AWESOME! The press release didn't include a picture so they asked if I could bring one down. I was happy to oblige. By this time, Amy had "shown" enough in her duties that she had progressed to Petty Officer 3rd Class - and she was just 19 years old.
Amy ended up staying in the Navy for nearly 7 years and was a Petty Officer 1st Class when she got out. She achieved 2nd class in 2001 and 1st class three years later - at the age of 23.
At one point, she outranked her brother - for nearly a year. That was fun.
My Sailor Boy story to follow soon...