BOOK REVIEW: Journey to Command – The Naval Career of Captain J.C. Smith

by Carol Smith, www.booksurge.com, Charleston, SC, (2009) 186 pp. Reviewed by Charles H. Bogart While this book focuses on the naval career of Captain John C. Smith U.S. Navy, the book is more than just a biography. Written by his wife Carol, using material gathered from her husband, the book, as written, is autobiographical in

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation Accepting Submissions for Annual Awards

The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual awards program. Each year, the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation presents a series of awards honoring the outstanding, creative work of individuals in preserving and propagating the history, traditions and culture of the Marine Corps. Marines and civilians alike may submit their own entries

Jerry L. Weltzin Recalls Serving in USS Jason (AR 8)

On Wednesday 31 August, 2011, NHF member Thomas Ostrom, along with Kenneth A. Thamert, Joseph Connell, and James Graham interviewed Jerry L. Weltzin, a proud U.S. Navy veteran and retired IBM employee. Sharing a background of military service (highlighted below), the enthusiastic interrogators elicited information and stories from former ETR1 (lst Class Electronics Technician, Radar)

BOOK REVIEW: Project AZORIAN – the CIA and the Raising of the K-129

by Norman Polmar and Michael White. Naval Institute Press, 2010. 173 pp. Reviewed by Captain James B. Bryant, U.S. Navy (Retired) The year 1968 was bad for submarines.  In January the Israelis and the French lost their diesel-electric powered submarines Dakar and Minerve at sea with all hands and a submerged grounding badly damaged the

Called to Ground Zero

Originally published in Notre Dame Magazine by Patrick Burns ’86 Captain Burns heads the Navy’s Office of Commemorations office across from the Naval Historical Foundation On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was in the Norfolk, Virginia, office of Commodore Scott Jones when someone came in and said, “Hey, you’re from New York. A

Volunteer

Frequently overlooked, but significant in its impact, consider volunteering some time to help us at the Foundation. We are a fairly small organization, and with the ever-increasing naval history opportunities and rising costs, volunteers are a valuable asset. While most work would be at the Foundation office at the Washington Navy Yard, there are out