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(WTKR)   28-year-Navy sailor dies aboard the USS Enterprise one day before his daughter's high school graduation   (wtkr.com) divider line 108
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2012-06-12 10:52:38 AM
Damn you, Alanis!
 
2012-06-12 11:42:43 AM
i172.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 12:03:44 PM
Was he wearing a red shirt?
 
2012-06-12 12:04:10 PM
28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?
 
2012-06-12 12:04:21 PM

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


*shakes tiny fist*

That was fast.
 
2012-06-12 12:04:25 PM

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


Came to ask this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-12 12:04:37 PM
28, and daughter graduating HS?

Precocious seaman?
 
2012-06-12 12:05:33 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


Read the headline again.

/understandable error
 
2012-06-12 12:05:53 PM
28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?
 
2012-06-12 12:05:55 PM

elmoron: Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?
Came to ask this. Leaving satisfied.


Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?



Came to ask THIS. Not leaving satisified.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:03 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?




Reading comprehension: I fails.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:44 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


Pro-tip: always a good idea to take a deep breath and re-read the thread title again before making a comment on it so you don't sound dumb.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:44 PM

kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


Ah, right. Yeah, now I see it.
 
2012-06-12 12:06:46 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


SevenizGud: 28, and daughter graduating HS?

Precocious seaman?


If you read the headline, or the article, all will be revealed.
 
2012-06-12 12:07:32 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


SevenizGud: 28, and daughter graduating HS?

Precocious seaman?


28 years IN THE NAVY not 28 years old. I did a double take too when I read TFA as "the 28 year old master chief...."

A true lifer indeed.
 
2012-06-12 12:08:42 PM
Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor
 
2012-06-12 12:10:18 PM
It's because Subby put a hyphen between year and Navy. This business will get out of control.
 
2012-06-12 12:10:38 PM

kvinesknows: sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


There's reading comprehension and then there's being clear in your writing. Subby failed miserably at the second, thereby inviting others to fail at the first.

Ultimately, the first burden is for the author to write clearly. If you obfuscate (or just plain screw it up) you don't really get to complain when people misunderstand.
 
2012-06-12 12:10:45 PM
also

WTF is a salutatorian is that the same as a valedictorian?
 
2012-06-12 12:10:57 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


I read it that way too, at first. I think FARK may be making us all cynical SOBs
 
2012-06-12 12:11:06 PM

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor



This guy died in his bunk.
 
2012-06-12 12:11:19 PM
Too bad McCoy couldn't've slipped him one of those pills before he succumbed.

Thirty cc's of inopropylene, STAT!
 
2012-06-12 12:11:47 PM

basemetal: [i172.photobucket.com image 640x420]


+1.

RIP Master Chief, you seem to have raised a fine family, and served us all well.
 
2012-06-12 12:11:58 PM

kvinesknows: also

WTF is a salutatorian is that the same as a valedictorian?


salutatorian is second in class
 
2012-06-12 12:12:00 PM

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.


He apparently died in his bunk, which makes me suspect natural causes. Still, with a community of 5000 or so people (roughly the complement of a carrier with air wing embarked) in a confined space with a fully functioning airport on the roof, I'd expect that one fatality every few months would almost be expected.
 
2012-06-12 12:12:53 PM

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


He might have been.
 
2012-06-12 12:14:38 PM
Well don, Sir. Thank you for your service.

God's speed.
 
2012-06-12 12:14:44 PM
I don't think the fact that he died one day before her graduation makes his death more tragic then it would be otherwise.
 
2012-06-12 12:17:15 PM

kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


No harder than sentence structure. I had to read it a couple times to get it right, too.

/are news readers more sincere when they're standing up?
 
2012-06-12 12:17:32 PM

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


done.
 
2012-06-12 12:18:55 PM
His daughter considered it an early graduation present.
 
2012-06-12 12:19:27 PM

akula: whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

He apparently died in his bunk, which makes me suspect natural causes. Still, with a community of 5000 or so people (roughly the complement of a carrier with air wing embarked) in a confined space with a fully functioning airport on the roof, I'd expect that one fatality every few months would almost be expected.


Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.
 
2012-06-12 12:20:56 PM

Tricky Chicken: akula: whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

He apparently died in his bunk, which makes me suspect natural causes. Still, with a community of 5000 or so people (roughly the complement of a carrier with air wing embarked) in a confined space with a fully functioning airport on the roof, I'd expect that one fatality every few months would almost be expected.

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.


This was before dont ask dont tell wasn't it?
 
2012-06-12 12:25:35 PM

Tricky Chicken:

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.


A carrier crew is not 5000 random slobs from the general population. There are minimum fitness and health requirements. Deaths from accidents (actually negligence) are not unexpected but dying in your pit means some med dept guys missed something big on a check up or maybe he OD'ed.
 
2012-06-12 12:26:14 PM

akula: kvinesknows: sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?

There's reading comprehension and then there's being clear in your writing. Subby failed miserably at the second, thereby inviting others to fail at the first.

Ultimately, the first burden is for the author to write clearly. If you obfuscate (or just plain screw it up) you don't really get to complain when people misunderstand.


Its VERY common to refer to people who have served a long time in a certain job/position/company.


XX year man/woman to identify how long they have served.
 
2012-06-12 12:26:22 PM
"He really loved his job,"
sad
Perhaps a bit too much though?
 
2012-06-12 12:27:15 PM

One Bad Apple: Tricky Chicken:

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.

A carrier crew is not 5000 random slobs from the general population. There are minimum fitness and health requirements. Deaths from accidents (actually negligence) are not unexpected but dying in your pit means some med dept guys missed something big on a check up or maybe he OD'ed.


or is into erotic asphyxiation
 
2012-06-12 12:27:53 PM

kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?


Wow, the comment that you made on this form that people are posting in attempting to belittle the confusion many felt at the oddly worded headlinie submission of the person that submitted this article to Fark, has prompted a number of retorts implying that you are an insufferable douche from the very people that were confused by the headline that you seem to be defending...such as.
 
2012-06-12 12:28:38 PM

whither_apophis: Carriers are dangerous place, don't they average a fatality per deployment? Heard that once.

/RIP sailor


So said my sister. She did a tour on the Reagan.
 
2012-06-12 12:31:38 PM

kvinesknows: Its VERY common to refer to people who have served a long time in a certain job/position/company.


That it may be. Still, the way subby wrote the headline (extra hypen between "year" and "Navy," for example) leaves the reader wondering if subby forget to add "old." Furthermore, most servicemembers are on the younger end of the scale; a 28 year old sailor is more common than those with 28 years of service. Looking at TFA and seeing he was a MCPO should have been enough of a clue (28 year olds aren't master chiefs).

When I saw the daughter had graduated high school I had to go back and reread the headline to make sure I read what I thought I did. High school grads are usually 17-18 years old... it's just not likely for a 10 year old to father a child- possible, but probably not how this went down. Sure enough, my brain had added "old" in there.

IMO, subby should have omitted any reference to years of service or reworded it for clarity. Something along the lines of "Sailor with 28 years of service..." or somesuch. It would completely remove the likelihood of misunderstanding without ruining any sense of flow.
 
2012-06-12 12:32:12 PM
That sucks. I got to see the Enterprise in person several years back when I went to visit my buddy in the navy at Norfolk. He took me for a drive down to the shipyard to show me his ship and the others. They are all just monstrous but the carriers take the cake. The Enterprise was there and it just blew my mind.
 
2012-06-12 12:32:30 PM

Embden.Meyerhof: 28, with a high-school graduating daughter? So he was approximately TEN when he had a kid?


Came here to note this.

/leaving satisfied
 
2012-06-12 12:33:01 PM

kvinesknows: akula: kvinesknows: sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?

There's reading comprehension and then there's being clear in your writing. Subby failed miserably at the second, thereby inviting others to fail at the first.

Ultimately, the first burden is for the author to write clearly. If you obfuscate (or just plain screw it up) you don't really get to complain when people misunderstand.

Its VERY common to refer to people who have served a long time in a certain job/position/company.


XX year man/woman to identify how long they have served.


True, but I think in that case, '28-year Navy sailor,' would be more appropriate. It was the final hyphen that got me,
 
2012-06-12 12:33:40 PM
Does math....this guy went to boot the year before I did...wow do I feel old...
 
2012-06-12 12:35:23 PM

One Bad Apple: Tricky Chicken:

Heck, in any population of 5,000 you would expect a certain number of deaths over a 6-8 month period I would guess. When I was aboard the Enterprise, we had two sailors die in their bunks that I knew of. There may have been more.

A carrier crew is not 5000 random slobs from the general population. There are minimum fitness and health requirements. Deaths from accidents (actually negligence) are not unexpected but dying in your pit means some med dept guys missed something big on a check up or maybe he OD'ed.


Of the two that I knew of, One was a a guy that wasn't feeling well and went to sick call. They gave him a cold pack (pseudaphed, tylenol, and cough drops) and sent him to get some sleep. He never woke up.

The other was a female that was reportedly healthy as far as anybody knew. She did not appear for her duty station and was discovered unresponsive in her rack. Her cause of death was not publicly disclosed to the crew.


FWIW, when somebody dies at sea, we put them in the refrigerators with the food. (they might put them in the freezer)
 
2012-06-12 12:36:45 PM
Came for the red shirt joke, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-06-12 12:36:56 PM

Devolving_Spud: Was he wearing a red shirt?


I don't think that's funny at all
 
2012-06-12 12:37:51 PM

Tricky Chicken: kvinesknows: 28 years in the navy... not 28 years old.


sheesh is reading comprehension that hard?

Wow, the comment that you made on this form that people are posting in attempting to belittle the confusion many felt at the oddly worded headlinie submission of the person that submitted this article to Fark, has prompted a number of retorts implying that you are an insufferable douche from the very people that were confused by the headline that you seem to be defending...such as.


well I am an insufferable douche
 
2012-06-12 12:38:21 PM
Graduation ceremonies are the worst. He really didn't miss much there.
 
2012-06-12 12:39:21 PM

Tricky Chicken: The other was a female that was reportedly healthy as far as anybody knew. She did not appear for her duty station and was discovered unresponsive in her rack. Her cause of death was not publicly disclosed to the crew.


Too much semen.
 
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