Climbing down the steep ladders, I became fascinated by the chambers and hallways, each compartment separated by a sculptural door. As I wandered the empty halls and rooms on my own, with the smell of oil in the air, I felt pulled into the past. This was home for a crew of 3500, most 18-19 years old, many teenagers. I found it hard to imagine how anyone could sacrifice what we take for granted—comforts of home, fresh air, family and friends, individual privacy—to serve on this vessel.
Regardless of why someone would serve on this vessel, seeing this environment commands the utmost respect for those who do.
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