While I respect all veterans, my favorite is Navy Lieutentant Commander Roy G. Johnson. "ComJohn" as we knew him in my Naval Junior ROTC class in High School earned his bars after Pearl Harbor when he ran the Battleship NEVADA aground as it was sinking while making a run for the harbor mouth. Had it sank in the opening the fleet would have been bottled up and trapped. Of course they court martialed him first. In Korea he was a tugboat captain supporting the landings at Inchon. His tug ran aground (again) and he spent a lonely night in enemy territory on the beach until the tides floated him free. At Bikini Atoll he supported nuclear testing. There he was exposed to enough radiation to give him skin cancer which led to his death later in life. But to me he saved a high school kid, a kid out for trouble. He barked, he led, and he inspired. Thoughout my Army career, I often thought, "what would ComJohn do?". He led me wisely even after death and leads me to this day. Thinking of you today Skipper!