In Memory of CAPT Carroll “Lex” LeFon, and the Wonderful Community He Fostered

Welcome. The idea was floated that a ‘talk amongst yourselves’ blog would be a good addition to for the Non-Facebook Crowd. Here it is.

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Piper Olivia in her Halloween Costume!

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My little red haired cutie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Among The Joshua Trees:

The youngest grand daughter all done up for Trick or Treat!
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Ain’t she a cutie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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King Air down at Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

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Sad news from Wichita, Kansas.
I was notified by my daughter this morning as she and her coworkers watched the plane go in.

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Got the first news on this from my daughter in Wichita. She works for the AOPA about a quarter of a mile from the Flight Safety International building on the airport.

Sources vary on the number of casualties.

The local stations are following the situation, so I will only provide links to them.

http://www.kwch.com/news/national/report-plane-hits-building-at-kansas-airport/29430118

http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Mid-Continent-plane-crash-280929562.html

http://interactives.ksn.com/photomojo/gallery/14945/277871/plane-crashes-at-wichita-airport/seen-from-the-air/

This one is close to home as it were.

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The Shooter —- read it and weep

This is how we treat our finest….

 

http://www.esquire.com/features/man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-0313

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“The core problem in our society is political correctness.”

 

 

Saw this blogged at one of my regular stops, chicagoboyz

Peter Thiel, a co-founder of PayPal with Elon Musk, is on to something, I think. 

And, it permeates every aspect of our society.

Including the military.  Thiel’s reasons aren’t political.

It’s worth a read, at First Things.

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Absent Friends…

To Lex

While it’s not exactly the design we settled on some months ago, that didn’t make the cut. Seems it was desired that all the bricks have a certain format, which makes perfect sense.

My daughter, The WSO, returned last week from Key West, survived the Hornet Ball Saturday night and finally had a chance to get out to the memorial today.

All in all, I think we honored our dear friend very nicely. I wish I could have been there for the dedication.

Next time I get out to Lemoore, I hope there is some grass growing near the memorial. I plan to bring a nickel or three…

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To remember all of those fine men and women who went in harm’s way…

And didn’t make it home.

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SLUF……………………is gone………………………..

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Another part of my life………………….gone…………………………..no more than memories now.

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Sniff……………………Damn Desert Dust anyway…………………………

Seems that a somewhat favorite air frame of yours truly stood down today. The Hellenic Air Force officially retired the last LTV A-7E Corsair II.

I am proud to say that I did serve a tour in The Argonauts of Attack Squadron One Four Seven who in those days past, did fly and fight with the Corsair II. She was a tough little jet and could carry a lot of ordnance and did not need a lot of tanker help to do the job.

SLUF is gone……………but she will never be forgotten……………………..So Long Old Friend. Fair Winds and Following Seas.

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The last A-7. She served in the 336 MIRA of the Hellenic Air Force. Fly Low. Hit Hard.

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Wings in 1986 Yours Truly, Front Row Center in The Spring of 1986 while serving in Attack Squadron One Four Seven, Carrier Air Wing Nine. Commander James H. Oliver Commanding(Back Row…

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The Man Who Saved Western Civilization — And How He Did It

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There are a few men (and women) in the world that I have really admired. Virtually all politicians bend with the political winds.

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