East vs. West; southern hospitality vs. California chic; climate, history, roots. There are many reasons why Norfolk and San Diego should be fundamentally different. Why then are they present-day naval mirror images of each other?
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Bruce Linder is a naval historian and former naval officer who commanded a guided missile frigate and two major navy shore bases. He published San Diego's Navy with the Naval Institute Press in 2001. He is a resident of Coronado, California, where he works as a technology consultant.
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