Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Remembering a Veteran, Ensign Logan C. Ramsey, USN

Ramsey During
World War II
Fresh out of Annapolis, newly commissioned Ensign Logan C. Ramsey, USN, served in WWI on the battleship USS Texas, part of the American squadron assigned to the Grand Fleet.  Ramsey and his crewmates were present at the surrender of the High Seas Fleet on 21 November 1918. Today, the Texas is the last surviving dreadnought of the Great War. 

Young Ensign Ramsey, himself, had a future date with history. As a duty officer on 7 December 1941 Lt. Commander Ramsey would be the author of on one of the most famous war messages in American history—"Air raid Pearl Harbor, this is no drill." He retired from the Navy as a rear admiral in 1949 after commanding an escort carrier and holding high staff positions in WWII.

Photo: National Naval Museum, Pensacola Florida

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