Fair winds Neptunus Lex

I am saddened to hear of the passing of mil blogger Neptunus Lex, retired Navy Captain Carrol LeFon. Though I only bantered with him briefly in the comments of his blog near the beginning of my own blogging escapades, it is evident he had quite an impact on those around him. It’s the kind of impact most leaders only ever dream of making on those within their sphere of influence.

 Read more here.

It was my privilege to be counted among the Bloggers In Arms he linked to.  Today we close ranks and remember one of our fallen and pray there are those with the valor to fill the gap.

Semper Fidelis,
America’s 1stSgt

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  1. I got nothin’ to add. Just grief for his family and the loss of a shipmate — one of the best of my cohort. We were young once and stood in the gap together aboard Connie. Though we didn’t meet til years later via his blog.

    He was generous with his time and wisdom. I’m thankful for the input he offered my son during his NROTC time.

  2. My parents got to meet Lex and have drinks with him. I never got to meet him, and that kinda saddens me. He was funny, eloquent, and he loved what he did for a living. His blog and his writing was always a constant in my life. My dad would always be pointing something interesting or funny from Lex’s blog to me, and we would all read his writing in turns.

    I know Lex liked to quote Latin or some other language on occasion. It always made me laugh, but now… this one’s for you, Lex. Versa est in luctum cithara mea et organum meum in vocem flentium. You will be missed.

    My prayers to his wife, two daughters, and son – this is heartbreaking for them. Peace and strength be with them.

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