Wrecks, Rats, and Roaches in the South China Sea

The loneliest warship in the world isn’t going away any time soon. Yup, you know I’m a sucker for the tales of the BRP Sierra Madre (Ex-USS Harnett County LST-821, in Philippines service as LT-57). You know, the poor old WWII landing ship hard aground (on purpose) in the South China Sea serving as a forward base for a group of PI Marines and a Navy radioman.

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Well it looks like a CNN reporter paid em a visit and the place looks like 2000-tons of tetanus shots. Not just any reporter but Tomas Etzler– a journalist and filmmaker who has covered everything from the war in Afghanistan to the 2011 Japanese tsunami during a career that has spanned nearly three decades. Great videos on the page, go there now and be ready to cry.

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