Deck is green

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

In Memoriam

My great and good friend Captain Virgil F. Gant was killed in an accident last week.

Today we buried him.

A man of great good humor who faced life with pluck and a stout heart.

His passing brings to mind the Robert Burns poem:
AN HONEST man here lies at rest
As e’er God with his image blest;
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so informed:
If there’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
Peace, old friend.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Very sad news indeed, great officer, commander and man truly one of the good guys. Thanks for posting.

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  2. RIP dude...68 is waaaaaayyyyyy to early

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