Pause…

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Ponder…

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Remember…

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Honor…

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From these honored aviators, Marines and Sailors – those departed and the few left with us, we draw our heritage…our ethos.

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May they and their actions this day never be forgotten.  And from their stand, may we evermore draw strength.
– SJS
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5 Comments

  1. Andy (JADAA)

    SJ:
    Huge gratitude for your work on this. First cold one’s on me! As a kid growing up in innocence in Coronado names like Ring, Thach, Laird and others were simply neighbors, friends of my parents or schoolmates. It wasn’t until much later that I realized who these people were!

    The internet now has many wonderful interviews with many Midway participants, one which has caught my eye is from the viewpoint of one of the NAP’s from Yorktown:
    http://www.internetmodeler.com/2002/june/aviation/Cheek.htm

    Looking forward to more here and over on UNSI.

    VR,
    Andy

  2. virgil xenophon

    Besides good intel, bravery and skill, it was luck,luck,luck.l Gen. MacArthur used to greet every General to his command by asking: “Are you a lucky General?” As he old story goes, “I’d rather be lucky than good.” (Although it sure as hell helps to be both!)

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