Sunday, March 13, 2016

Captain Don East has slipped the surly bonds of earth and touched the face of God

I can only think of one person that is not saddened by the passing of Captain Don East who was a beloved Chief Petty Officer and Commanding Officer.  Fellow aviator and VQ skipper CDR John T. Mitchell has been waiting for Don since March of 1984 when John and his VQ crew were lost en route to Guam.  I'm sure they both have some great stories to share.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Don East was a fine gentleman and an even finer Naval Officer. He was one of those rare breeds that loved his men and still commanded their respect and adoration. Guys who worked for him would have followed him anywhere. Rest easy shipmate, we have the watch.