Throughout the day, we monitor the CCA.
Whose name stands out above the rest?
By whom is BORDELON impressed?
Be it jet, or Able Dog or even Stoof--
What type of man, this aviator,
Who works through movie call and later?
We’re sure that Moms throughout the nation
Courtesy USS BORDELON DD 881
This was written by a crewmember aboard USS BORDELON, a plane guard destroyer, years ago after hearing the LSO’s acknowledgement of “Roger, Ball” during recovery operations