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Penn State fans everywhere!!!

So i'm out of the country, working on a US Navy ship traveling around the world in support of operations abroad. Can't say where we're currently at but in the past 2 months we've hit three ports. Let me just say that it's been an amazing ride. Since i got on board, people have basically labeled me as having nothing but penn state clothing in my state room. My flight deck jerseys all have a penn state emblem on them and i'm trying to set up and abroad PS alumni association on board(lots of people on here). So i get to England as one of my ports and i'm walking down the road with my penn state polo shirt on and i hear a WE ARE!! Now normally british people don't yell this out so i responded back with the obligatory PENN STATE. I met the guy who yelled first and he turned out to be a grad who was just traveling abroad. I also met people throughout the week from other big tem schools and they marveled in the fact that big ten fans seem to find big ten fans. My next port was Spain and we won't talk about that, but the next was Italy and boy i tell ya, if you haven't been to italy... GO!! I went to Capri, Sorrento, pompeii and Rome and wow... incredible places, incredible food, and incredible women :) the water was also nice :) So i'm walking down the street in rome and same thing happens that happened in england. Different thing about this was the guy said he graduated same year as me. We sat there on a street corner and rome and shot the sh!t for a little while and off i went. Crazy though how we meet people all over the world. Penn Staters always seem to find each other too. A couple people on board have things they take pictures with. Some people have stuffed animals and a few people have had the "flat Stanleys". What i'd like to find is the mini cardboard cut out of Joe PA and take that all over the world. We're going to be hitting a few more ports and not sure what i can find. If anyone knows where i can find something like this i'd appreciate it! Also not sure if the book store mails to FPO's or not but it would be fun i think!!! Hope everyones having a good time back in the states! We won't be coming back from our deployment till after football season is over so hopefully AFN is good to me with Penn State games :) Anyone been overseas and ran into any penn staters? (other than people who studied abroad)

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