We lost a good friend. I wasn’t a Neptunus Lex reader that morning; I hadn’t even heard of him. I will have learned about him tomorrow, when reading the notice from Chicago Boyz.
MarineMom probably described the reaction of his readers best, when she reported the news to her Marine aviator son.
He said that “I feel like somebody just punched me in the gut“.
OldAFSarge has a good post describing that day here.
The very first post I read, recommended by David, really told me all about the kind of man Lex was.
Immensely talented in his chosen line of work.
A man of faith.
Kind to others.
A wicked sense of humor, even at his own expense.
I started devouring his posts on his now-gone website.
When that went down, I started reading the files advokaat fortunately created (for his later reading, he has said).
I thought that for such a good man who described many of his readers as “the best friends I never met”, giving his readers so much of himself, to be silenced simply because of a password would not do.
He turned out to be the best friend I never met..
Update: 03/07/19 – If you have just come across this via search engine, and want to know more about Carroll LeFon, here’s a good place to start. For one, you will learn a lot about Naval Aviation. But he wrote about so many other things – life and current events.
My Epilogue is here.