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Neptunus Lex: Some Recommended Posts By Category

Please note: This is still a work in progress. I am not finished with all of the categories. I have noticed too that in most of the post links, it does not open a second window, so I will have a bit of work to do 😉 

As I am about to finish reposting Lex’s posts, I thought it would be nice to offer some recommended reading by category. Lex had a lot of interesting posts – some humorous, some instructional….Some about life. I am sure that as I read through these I will pick some more categories. 

This is by no means a “definitive list” – I will probably have 1,500 or more posts by the time I am done, but it is a start. And I am certainly not the arbitrator of what should be here; if you have some favorites please let me know! 

I am just going down the Best Of Index

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Stories & Essays of the Navy

 

 Leadership

 

Naval Aviation and Safety

 

Humor

 

 

 

 

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The Power of Imagery

Posted by lex, on March 12th, 2011

 

Hundreds of thousands of US soldiers have served in Iraq. The vast majority have served honorably. A smaller, but still not inconsiderable number with valor. And a very few, a comparatively minuscule number, with dishonor.

In their videography of the war, Hollywood naturally chose to focus chiefly on the last. And now their chickens have come to roost not in Beverly Hills or to power luncheons at the Roosevelt Hotel Lounge, but rather to the Frankfurt Airport in Germany:

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Index – The Rest of Neptunus Lex

Two years ago when we decided to recreate what we could of  Lex’s website, one of my goals was to make “The Best” of his posts far more accessible than simply finding them via search engine (if one could remember search parameters!) or reading through 100s – or 1000s – of posts sequentially.  I am pleased to see this “Best of” index being used on a regular basis by readers all over the world.

The main index was getting so large I felt it was almost unmanageable. So here are some more “Best of”!

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Index – The Best of Neptunus Lex

On March 6, 2012 we lost Lex. He died doing what he wanted to do, teaching Naval Aviators how to be even better.

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Lex as a TOPGUN Instructor

For many of us, the Lexicans, he became more than just a blogger but a friend.  Carroll “Lex” LeFon not only enjoyed writing, but he enjoyed the interaction of the “commentariat”, many of whom he called “the best friends I never met”.

Soon after his accident, his website, Neptunus Lex, went down. If it weren’t for one Lexican, who copied and pasted most (about 70%) of his posts for later reading, “the lightness of Lex”, all 9  years’ worth of his work, would have been gone forever. I am currently combing the Wayback Machine and have also added (as of today, 04-18-18) an additional 270 posts. I should be done in a couple of months.

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