Midway Memories

Charles J. Beggy, Jr.

1947 - 1948 Mediterranean Cruise

2004 Midway Visit, San Diego, CA

Above: Charlie Beggy (age 19) on the deck of the U.S.S. Midway, off Gibraltar, 1948. Right: Charlie Beggy (age 76) on the deck of the Midway, June 2004, just after the new San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum opened aboard the Midway.
Welcome to the website for Charlie Beggy, who proudly served on the U.S.S. Midway from 1947 to 1948.

This is one man's personal story, boarding the Navy's newest state-of-the-art aircraft carrier as a poor kid from Pittsburgh, and leaving the ship a man, ready to forge a life with new skills and a strong work ethic as only service to our country can teach. This site was created by Charlie's family, who are darn proud of their dad and grandfather. Please contact us with any comments, links to add, stories to share.

Enjoy the site - and be proud of the men and women who have helped make America the greatest country on Earth!

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All 2004 Photos (c) by Edward Beggy; all 1947-48 photos (c) by Charles Beggy
Last update: October 2007