Hey, if you were aboard Little Rock in 73-75 time frame when she docked in Tunis or Bizerte (can't remember now), I was a kid from the US Embassy who got to eat aboard one day. My dad had an Annapolis class mate who was an officer on board, and me, my Dad and some other embassy kids had lunch aboard. I had a CLG-4 baseball cap for many years afterwards.
My service: US Army and National Guard, 1987-2012. 13B Cannon Crewman 155mm SP, 19E M60 tank crewman, 19K M1 tank crewman and ended up, after the 86th Brigade transitioned to Light Infantry (Mountain) as 12C 120mm mortar crewman. All over the US, several places around the world. Apart from a year in HUMMVs in Iraq - OIF 3 2005 - I had a great time, and would happily do it all again. Well, maybe not some of the really terrible, cold coffee at 3AM on firing ranges LOL