Jenny Firman - Missing world events while at sea

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Department of Veterans' Affairs


I do remember, it always struck me, when we moved to WA and my husband was at sea on a patrol boat. I think that's when the Berlin Wall came down and I remember he came back from sea and something came up in conversation.

I said, "Oh, that's like when the Berlin Wall came down" and he said, "What do you mean?" And they'd been at sea. They'd missed that. And that was a, you know, a quite momentous event in history that they'd just missed. And it really struck me that you are quite isolated in those boats. That's what it was like.

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