Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early (even at 30 years). The uniform is in the closet but, he still wears his Navy service on his sleeve. He needs to get over that. But, he just doesn't try hard enough. "ADVANCE WARNING - NO ORIGINAL THOUGHT!" A "self-appointed" lead EVANGELIST for the "cryptologic community". Keeping CRYPTOLOGY alive-one day and Sailor at a time.
Monday, August 6, 2012
We will not forget you Shipmate
Cryptologist Technician (Collection) Petty Officer 1st
Class (Expeditionary Warfare Specialist) Michael J. Strange, 25, of
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania gave his life for his country a year ago today while supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.He and 29 fellow warriors died in Wardak province, Afghanistan
when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down by enemy forces.
As Vice Admiral Kendall Card said a year ago:
"Petty Officers Day and Strange represent the best of what
we aspire to be: Warriors, fighting in service to our country.Their dedication to the mission, our Navy,
and the United States of America must not be forgotten as we join their
families and Shipmates in mourning their loss.
Please join me in offering a salute to Petty
Officers Strange and Day, as well as the
other 28 American heroes we lost - they made the ultimate sacrifice so that we
all can enjoy the freedoms many take for granted. We honor them for their dedicated service,
and offer our heartfelt condolences to their families, friends, and Shipmates."
You can read more about Michael HERE. Very nice tribute on the NIOC PENSACOLA blog www.niocpblog.wordpress.com