A Pair of Gold Oak Leaves for Maese

New Years Day.
Just couldn’t turn down Capt Maese’s invitation to attend his promotion in Quantico. I had to see the guy get promoted who I first flew with when we were both in training before the fleet, and one of only two pilots who did the three deployments with me.

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LtCol Volkert working the crowd like a seasoned late-night host

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Museum promotion

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Let’s hear what the man has to say…

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Five former Red Lions, including Maj Elseroad, LtCol Volkert, Maj Maese, Myself, Sgt Valencia

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Giving Maese an old Red Lions shoulder patch I found in Okinawa

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Me and Gus Gus