Anthony: The Boot Camp Dream
Zeeland: You told me there was a sort of contest to see who would play the “sea bitch” role on the Ranger, you or Eddy.
Anthony: The guys were betting on who was going to be the wog queen, or the sea bitch. They were teasing the both of us. We were looking at each other like, “You’re gonna do it! I can see you in heels!” “No, you’ve been in heels before!” We would play along.
Z: But weren’t there other elements to this sea bitch role apart from competing in the wog queen contest?
A: When you’re out to sea for ninety days, and you’re the sea bitch, or what some guys also called the “sea pussy,” it’s expected of you to perform sexual favors. People come to your rack, and it doesn’t matter whether you feel like it or not, you’re going to get them off. You’re going to suck their dick or jerk them off or whatever. People would come to me and tell me what other people were saying behind my back, that they’re gonna “tag my ass,” or they’re gonna “get that” by the time the cruise was over. Straight guys, married guys. There was my bunkmate who lived below me — I was on top of course — and he was always saying that he was going to jump up there in the middle of the night. I would just play along and say, “Well come on. It’s here.”