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In Honor of US Navy Capt. Carroll LeFron aka Neptunus Lex

March 7, 2012

I received some sad news this morning from Milblogging.com I received some sad news earlier today that retired TOPGUN pilot US Navy Capt. Carroll LeFon, better known as Lex of the military blog Neptunus Lex, was killed Tuesday when a jet he was flying crashed at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada. Last year when he won Best U.S. Military Veteran Blog. You can visit his blog to read more about him, they have a post there about his passing and have left comments open for people to talk among themselves and pay their respects.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. Our hearts are heavy with the loss of another great soldier. Rest in Peace Carroll.

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  1. --Rick permalink
    March 16, 2012 8:18 pm

    For The Fallen

    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England’s foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.

    Laurence Binyon (1869-1943

    Life’s battle has ended and you’ve done your best
    America stands strong; so close your eyes and rest

    With deep sympathy and sincere condolences to his hero’s loved ones and friends, I hope this small tribute brings you some measure of solace and peace in celebrating his life and legacy of service to our grateful nation.

    –Rick

  2. David Navarre permalink
    March 12, 2012 3:28 pm

    I’m speechless. Such a terrible loss.

  3. March 7, 2012 6:58 am

    If you had a “Very Sad” button, I would have clicked it.

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