Sunday is the “Birthday” of the United States Navy. Most people don’t realize or otherwise mark the date but, given their role in all of my books, I would be remiss if I didn’t mark it in some way. Armed with this sense of pride and obligation, I will just state that on October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress of our newly formed nation established the Continental Navy which, of course, is what is now today’s United States Navy. Happy Birthday Navy, and may you all have “favorable winds and a following sea!” ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.