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Barney Ross Quotes

I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour
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When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me
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Destroyers did not have chaplains because they were too small  (Barney Ross Quotes) We were very fortunate that the carriers weren’t in the harbor  (Barney Ross Quotes) I was 20 years old at Pearl Harbor. I was in the Navy about a year and four months before the war  (Barney Ross Quotes) I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up  (Barney Ross Quotes) We got orders to strike the Marshall and Gilbert Islands. We had a task force with the Enterprise. We had two or three cruisers and probably eight or 10 destroyers  (Barney Ross Quotes) Everything was black in the harbor, but there were still some fires burning on the ships  (Barney Ross Quotes) The gunner’s mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition. Everything was locked up for fear that someone might go in there with a cigarette or something  (Barney Ross Quotes) I had been out there long enough. I had not seen my family for four years  (Barney Ross Quotes) I’d get a shell, they weighed about 80 pounds I think, but when I was 19 or 20 that was nothing. I’d take a shell and a bag of powder, I’d put it in the hoist and then I would send it up to the gun  (Barney Ross Quotes) It was lucky for me. It wasn’t lucky for the nine people that got killed and the 20 that were injured  (Barney Ross Quotes) We managed to get underway, and I don’t know to this day why we didn’t get struck or take a torpedo, but we didn’t. We got outside of the exit of the harbor and we started dropping depth charges  (Barney Ross Quotes)