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    Posted 1 year ago

    kwqd
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    Standard Victor coffee mug with USS Nassau logo on the front and sailor's name, Carol, on the back. Victor stopped making mugs in 1987 and women were not allowed to serve on U.S. combat ships until 1993. This could mean that "Carol" was a man's first or last name, or this mug was made after 1993 using old stock Victor mugs. There are records which state that large quantities of Victor mugs were in storage and sold after the factory stopped producing them. It may also be that the maker of this mug had a large stock of blank mugs which they continued to use for several years after new Victor mugs were no longer produced. I went to a couple of thrift shops today and found two military themed diner mugs in new condition for $.45 each. Couldn't pass them up even though the side of my house where my diner mug collection is stored is starting to sink into the ground. With the two sitting side by side on a thrift shop table, I have to wonder how many more there were and gone before I got to the store.

    The USS Nassau was a remarkable ship with an interesting history. The Wikipedia article is well worth reading:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Nassau_(LHA-4)

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 1 year ago
      I also allocate funds the same way. Buy stuff before fixing the house.
    2. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Joking... Meant that the weight of my mug collection is causing that side of my house to sink into the ground.
    3. kwqd kwqd, 1 year ago
      Thanks for your comment, Thomas! Hard to believe that the Eisenhower has been in service almost 50 years! One of my brothers was a "sand sailor", never left the States and the only water he ever saw in four years was in his bathtub. He was barred from reenlistment in the Navy. Not a good soldier. My brother who had the choice of jail or the Army did better. The rest my family served in the Army or Army Air Corps in the 20th century.

      Thanks for taking a look at my military themed diner mug fortapache, ttomtucker, Eileen, Vynil33rpm, Thomas, Kevin and dlpetersen!

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