You couldn't make it up.
USS guardian, currently being reduced to a parts list, has been formally decommissioned in a ceremony in Japan.
Some of the words used in the speeches beggar belief:
"Today, we honor the service of our ship and of your service to our nation" quote from the C.O.
"I am particularly proud to be here amongst the Guardian crew, who performed heroically, guarded by their namesake, to save each other,". Quote from the Admiral in charge of the whole bang shoot.
"To save each other ...." and was the unspoken follow on "and bugger the locals"?
Or am I being cynical?http://www.navy.mil/search/print.asp?story_id=72529&VIRIN=&imagetype=1