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Dennis LeRoy

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, came to Chicago in August.  He spoke to a business group, visited a factory where returning veterans are hired, saw the mayor and then went to a White Sox game where he threw out the first pitch.  I had the pleasure of talking to Mike during the breakfast event.  He was my ASW Officer when I was the Weapons Officer aboard Collett in 69-70 so we had a lot to catch up on in 5 minutes.  The Chairman signed my copy of Collett's WestPac cruise book.  His photographer got a few good pictures.  The link to the photos is:


Click on August 25 and on the third row you can see Mike signing the cruise book.  This was a great moment for me to enjoy the success of one of our own shipmates.  Mike is just a down to earth and pleasant today as he was on his first ship in Long Beach.  Many other photos of our CJCS are on the same website.