Remembering A Great Man
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks -- Herodotus
RADM Gene Fluckey, last of the WWII submariners alive who earned the Medal of Honor, reportedly passed away this morning. Admiral Fluckey was, and remains, a true hero to the country and submariners everywhere. He lived a great life, and will be sorely missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of all who love freedom.
Sailor, Rest Your Oar...
Update 1810 22 May: There was a little bit of confusion about whether he had actually passed away, but based on this E-mail, it looks like he unfortunately has left us.
Update 2345 22 May: Now there's even more confusion. It appears as though the E-mail I saw from the CSL Force Master Chief may have been in error, and Admiral Fluckey is still with us. I'll leave this post up as a reminder to pray for RADM Fluckey and his family as they struggle through this difficult time, and offer my hope that he will recover his health and strength soon.