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I Stopped At The Spot Bar For A Drink With My Friends Pat & Craig.

Thirty years ago two of my friends died in the crash of Ranger 12 on the U.S.S. Nimitz. They were Cryptologic Technicians Interpretive Third Class Craig Rudolph and Patrick Price. I talked about the story in a previous edition of … Continue reading

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Strike Up The Band.

They began to assemble on Friday morning, coming in from across the world. Some had been there before, all were well paid, all believed the man in charge was completely insane. Chefs flew in from Manhattan, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, and … Continue reading

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Yesterday Marked A Decade Of Loss In My Life. But For The First Time It Feels Better.

Some readers, and friends, have no doubt wondered why my novel Assault on Saint Agnes was dedicated to CTI1 Peter Craig. Why not my wife? Or my mom? Or my high school wrestling coach. (I didn’t wrestle. Just thought I’d … Continue reading

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Task Appropriate Physical Fitness Tests

In the past few months, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) has generated controversy with his skills/job based physical fitness test proposals. I would like to provide some background and suggested tests that might apply not only … Continue reading

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29 Years For These Heroes – Ranger 12**UPDATED 1609 CENTRAL**

This is a short tribute – next year will be amped up for the 30th anniversary. Today I merely present two new pictures that were sent to me this past year. If you’re curious about what happened, click this link … Continue reading

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