Saturday, May 24, 2008

USS Stockdale

Welcome to John and Melissa's blog. This is a first for us, but we thought it would be a good way to share pictures from events in our life.

We recently made a trip to Bath, Maine for the christening of the DDG 106 Stockdale. This is an Ageis class destroyer named after Admiral James B. Stockdale, a personal friend and Congressional Medal of Honor reciepient for his undaunted courage during the Vietnam War. The Admiral was an inspiration to everyone who knew him and all of those who served under him. He was one of the longest POW's in the Vietnam War. He was also a modern day philosopher who published several books regarding the philosphical principle of stocisim. He was Ross Perot's running mate for the vice presidency of the United States.

The event was of course, a Colorado College Reunion....somewhat like the "Big Chill" without the sex or death....lots of fun had by all. Here are a few pictures from the event:

Melissa got to meet some more of my college friends and despite that, she still loves me! A great time was had by all attending the after party at the home of Betsy Hunt. Although the methods of consumption have changed over the years, they were still plentiful! One picture is a mild re-enactment of the famous "Moonrise over Baja"....updated for mature audiences.... Thanks to Betsy for a great party!