Robin, so glad you’re still with us. I was thinking about you last month while looking at my first Honorable Discharge certificate from 1983, signed by one Robin Hood. I still fondly and foggily remember a few QA drinking sessions in your garage in Adak. I know how you feel, I had a heart attack back in Sep 2019 and they found blockage in one of my arteries. The Doc put a stent in and gave me more medication than I ever wanted to take. Had to give up my 46 year smoking habit and drinking too. Sure I’ll live longer, but it’ll be miserable years without cigarettes, booze, and good food. Take care of yourself Robin and listen to them Docs.
Robin, I was so pleased to read your update, that you are getting better and I hope that your recovery continues to progress well. I think of everyone in the old guard so often and I am so glad that I had the opportunity to work with the best people life as to offer. I have no doubt that in our prime that I was fortunate to have walked beside giants. Anyway, please take care and be happy.
I'm still down in the trenches working at COMSUBGRU-7 in Japan as the Technical Director for Undersea Warfighting Development. But in reality I'm just the old guy that tells the staff why their new ideas are wrong. The battle is still the same except that our bench is really thin and I see no hope in our reliefs. We'll never re-create the magic that we had in the IUSS glory days.