We... the collective we, all of us... lost a good man two years ago today. It's hard, nay, impossible to adequately describe the impact Carroll "Lex" LeFon's death had on the milblogging community and beyond. But let me try:
I can't break the habit, like so many others who read Lex every day. So I still go there even though I know I won't find any more o' the Good Captain's tales o' derring-do, his astute opinions, or his potent dry wit to begin my day. It's just a habit...
But I found something of value there today, as I did every day for the past eight years or so. This, from commenter yaJames:Have you seen this morning’s Sacramento Bee article? http://www.sacbee.com/2012/03/12/4330119/atac-mourns-the-loss-of-capt-carroll.html (Ed: the link is no more, unfortunately)
The article quotes the CEO of ATAC about the accident, and about tributes to Lex. It’s the first time I’ve seen the funeral arrangements published. (March 27th in San Diego.)
The man was loved.
Loved, indeed. We miss him.