Monday, July 02, 2007

ADM. FLUCKEY, CMDR USS BARB DURING WW II, DIES.

After reading Rear Admiral Eugene B. Fluckey's obit last night, it dawned on me that this man was the Navy's version of General Patton. When his sub, the USS Barb, was on patrol, Japanese ships soon headed for the bottom of the ocean--lots of them.

His motto was, "We don't have problems, only solutions." And it appears that he had a simple solution for the Japanese: seek them out and sink them. Fluckey's sub crew once went after a train--yes, the kind that runs on tracks--and he "sunk" it as well. The mission reminded me of our present day Navy Seals.

Take a minute to read his obit. Trust me, you'll find it very interesting. And if you want to know more about the "sinking of the train," here's the story.

One of America's great leaders of men. Adm. Fluckey was 93.

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