The Sailor

Doug Lyle and Ken Phinney, Helping Parents Heal

In 1992 Doug and I got to sail with Ken on the USS Carr, a fast frigate. Here’s a shot of Ken on the poop deck. The aft deck is where the helicopters land. Behind Ken you can just make out the control window where a sailor can help guide in the helicopter. The helicopter bays (two large garages) were used by the sailors during the cruise to work out with exercise gear. Isn’t Ken a hunk?! Both my sons are beautiful. Ken did very well in the US Navy, and had many great stories. His captain always wanted Ken to navigate into Charleston harbor and that’s a compliment (Ken worked in CIC) .