My Dad: US Army, Regular and Reserve, Corps of Engineers. Service in Canal Zone and Viet Nam, numerous domestic duty stations.
My Dad's Dad: US Navy. Service in WWII, stationed in Australia and New Zealand as part of a bomb squad (munitions detection and disarm), domestic ds in DC.
Uncle: US Navy. Ret'd from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard a few years ago.
Mom's Grandfather: US Army, WWI. Purple Heart.
Cousin Chris, USA Corps of Engineers, VA.
Family friend Margaret H., formerly JAG, now with the State Dept., I believe.
My buddies Jerry (US Army) and Pete (US Army). Jerry jumps out of planes for fun. Pete's a new dad just this past month. Pete's buddies Sam and Devil: I'm rooting for them.
My good friend and role model, Dr. John, USN.