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Fair winds and a following sea, Captain.

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051010-N-7559C-001 Monterey, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2005) – Enlisted members and support officers assigned to the U.S Navy flight demonstration team, the "Blue Angels," stand in ranks outside the Ford Old Main Chapel in Monterey, Calif., as the team’s F/A-18A Hornets perform a missing man formation following a memorial service that honors the life of retired Navy Capt. Roy M. “Butch” Voris. Voris, the original flight leader of the Blue Angels and Naval Aviation Hall of Fame member, passed away in his home in Monterey, Calif., on Aug. 10, 2005 at 86 years old. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Ryan Courtade (RELEASED)

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H/t Castle Adjutant Barb.

Now is the time at Castle Argghhh! when we dance: In Memoriam.

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John of Arghhh! points us to the recent passing of Captain Butch Voris, USN, retired - a passing little-noticed at the time, especially considering that Voris was a World War II ace, a member of Naval Aviation’s hall of fame, and the first CO o... Read More


Rest In Peace, Admiral. You set a standard.