One Of The Good Guys
Word on the street (OK, Rontini's BBS, which is kinda the same thing) says that New London Day military writer Bob Hamilton is leaving for the sunny climes of the Groton side of the Thames, over at EB. He really is probably the most knowledgable writer on submarine issues in the MSM, and he'll be missed (if the rumor is true).
One potentially interesting (and sad) item... while looking for a biography of Bob to put up, I stumbled across what looks to be an advance copy of an article for today's paper about a Sailor on USS Virginia (SSN-774) passing away due to natural causes while the ship is on deployment. If so, you should be able to see the whole story later today in the military section of The Day.
Staying at PD...
Update 0526 08 Oct: The article, about the death of STS1(SS) Eric Skinner, is here. He leaves behind a wife and four children. Sailor, rest your oar.
Update 0926 09 Oct: Here's a longer-lasting version of the article on the untimely death of Petty Officer Skinner.