I hate it every time I hear about a soldier, sailor, marine, airman, or vet dying. Sometimes I hate it more than others. This would be one of those times.
I received some sad news earlier today that retired TOPGUN pilot US Navy Capt. Carroll LeFon, better known as Lex of the military blog Neputunus Lex, was killed Tuesday when a jet he was flying crashed at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.
The man they’re talking about here is someone you probably have heard of if you know anything about MilBlogs: he’s Neptunus Lex. He was a good guy and a good writer. He beat us out a while back for best military veteran blog at the MilBlog conference and, I must begrudgingly add, rightfully so. He served his country, he served his fellow veterans, and he served up some great writing on his blog. There are many bloggers that knew him a helluva lot better than I did, but if you met him even once his absence from this earth would be almost palpable.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. His presence will be sorely missed.
Fair winds and following seas.