Thursday, August 31, 2006
Honor. Respect. Devotion to Duty.
I've been thinking a bit about the recent deaths of Coast Guard divers LT Jessica Hill, 31, of St. Augustine, FL, and BM2 Steven Duque, 22, of Miami, FL, while diving off the HEALY during a cold water training dive.
Wonder what they thought of each other? Wonder what sort of shipmates they were? This picture, which was posted on the Healy's web site, speaks volumes. The caption from the XO's July 30 electronic newsletter: BM2 Duque swears the oath on Healy's forecastle as LT Hill administers his reenlistment.
Doesn't take much to see these were shipmates who respected one another.
Posted by Peter A. Stinson on Thursday, August 31, 2006