Today is the official observance of Veterans Day which was yesterday. Anything for a Monday holiday, I guess.
Yesterday I received the picture below. It’s Captain Blanks who was my captain on the USS WILLIAM H. STANDLEY (DLG-32) when I served as Navigator.
I learned so much from him concerning duty, honor and commitment. I also learned never to assume. We went through a lot of experiences together, some very challenging. And, we had a lot of laughs together.
I’m also happy to call him a brother-in-Christ.
Finally, notice the cap he’s wearing – WWII, Korea, Vietnam Veteran. Not many people can wear that cap.
God’s blessings Captain and fair winds and smooth seas.