Actual photo of Larson doing research in 1957.

Monday, April 02, 2007


The USS Nimitz and its Carrier Strike Group leave San Diego at 9AM today on a six-month deployment in support of the War on Terrorism. They'll be heading to the tense Persian Gulf, replacing the USS Eisenhower. Our prayers and best wishes are with the 5,000 men and women on this mission, and especially with their families and loved ones left at home. Here's more information on the Nimitz:

HOLLYWOOD: The Nimitz "starred" in the 1980 sci-fi film "The Final Countdown". It's a great story of the ship going back through time to right before the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. The movie is available on DVD.

ON TODAY'S SHOW: We'll talk live with the new Commanding Officer of the Nimitz, Capt. Mike Manazir, when they're several hours away from San Diego.
In the 6PM hour today during our new expanded afternoon drive on AM 600 KOGO and

PHOTOS: For a view of the kind of things the Nimitz group will do in the Persian Gulf, go to the MARCH 2006 section of this Blog. There are many photos and accounts of my trip to the Gulf on the USS Ronald Reagan... some great action shots of flight operations, too.. just like Nimitz & Co. will be doing in the coming weeks.