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March
13th

Tragic Navy crash a poignant reminder of loss

My best friend in college, Greg, was a pretty impressive guy. Besides a wicked sense of humor, he was bright, athletic and fearless. He could have done just about anything.

He chose to be a Marine Corps aviator.

Greg and I parted ways after college when he set out to fulfill that dream. He called me a couple of years later and told me he had graduated second in his flight school class. I told him I was surprised that somebody finally beat him at something.

I was actually proud of Greg’s achievement and excited to learn that his new

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