USS Hornet (9/19/14): Aux Gen: “When did you serve aboard the Hornet?”

This is a 2nd generation recording from the Forward Auxiliary Generator room. Brian, who served on an aircraft carrier, asks, “When did you serve aboard the Hornet?” At the 3 second mark, I can hear what sounds like a year. Can you make it out?

This clip was recorded the second time Laura J played back her recording of the same moment but is slightly longer. After the year, I can hear what Laura J hears: “Long time ago.”

Note: The USS Hornet served as an aircraft carrier until it was decommissioned on 6/28/70. The year of service that I hear falls into the time when she was active in the Navy.

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