Oct. 16, 2013 —
His dark eyed, piercing stare could silence a hundred noisy men when he conducted roll call and someone dared to talk while in his formation.
He soon will enter the 93rd year of his noble life of service to family, state and country. His duty station now is a nursing home.
I’ve told him many times of my respect and admiration for him and how much I value his friendship.
Given the chance, I’d be proud to return his salute one more time. On second thought, I’d be mighty grateful for the privilege.