Reynaldo De Luna, Blaine Fergerstrom, boot camp graduates, 1972.

This photo was taken on boot camp graduation day, fall of 1972, Naval Training Center, San Diego, CA. Reynaldo De Luna on the left and Blaine Fergerstrom on the right. Rey was a super-good dude from Texas. I never heard from him again. 🙁(Hey Rey,…

Big Bad Bob Brown, front and center.

I’ve been sad and melancholy all day since hearing from his beautiful daughter, Valerie Brown, that my dear, dear friend, and larger-than-life hero Big Bad Bob Brown, Sonarman First Class, USS Pigeon, ASR-21, had since left us before I could find him and tell him…