You may not guess it from his seemingly prickly personality, but Big D is a real softie.
I can’t even express my surprise when my BFF Carey posted this message on my FaceBook wall last week:
D asked me to pass on a message to you, and I was thrilled to do it and speechless. This is one huge romantic gesture. You two are truly blessed.
Here it is:
A long time ago, when I was in Flight School, E let me buy a boat. I told her I would name it after her. It’s a long story but the boat came and went without a proper name. This is my attempt to make up for that as I will retire soon. It’s time there is a properly named vessel in the fleet before I leave.
She posted a photo, and he sent me a few more. And I’m still crying on occasion when I think about it.
My sister wondered if he gets to bring it home? Will it fit in the garage?
And when I asked him… he pointed out that we can’t afford to fuel it and that our insurance likely doesn’t cover Army aircraft.
But its out there somewhere, and its mine.