Reflections
Lone sailor


This site is dedicated to the memory of two very special people.


Winfred R. Jacobs MOMM1c USNR
1910-1959

My Dad. My hero. The finest man I will ever know. I've tried to live by the rules and values of life that you taught me, hoping to be half the man you were. Dad, if you're looking down, I sure hope I've passed "muster" in your eyes.



Richard C. Archer MM2c USN
1944-1967
KIA VietNam

A fine young man whom I was honored to know. He died too young in the service of his country.



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Welcome to my home on the WWW. Within these pages I reflect on Dad, Richard, my life and times both in the Navy and out. Also I have compiled a brief history of the USS Valley Forge. Thank you for allowing me to share my thoughts and memories with you.

Permission Granted to Come Aboard

"Jake"

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