Most of you know the story of Neptunus Lex, also known as Capt Carroll LeFon, USN (ret). If not, you can catch up here.
Lex’s wife, Mary (aka The Hobbit) was up at Fallon a few months ago for some ceremonies and remembrances and the Chiefs Mess had a presentation for her. They knew Lex well there (from his squadron days, his TOPGUN days, both as a student and instructor and his XO tour) and respected and loved him as we all did and so they wanted to do something to remember him by. They had this special Battle Flag created honoring Lex, and they gave it to Mary at a brief gathering at the O’Club.
With some assistance from Dave “Padre” Harvey, the flag is now framed and sits in Mary’s house. She wants to pass on that she appreciates their efforts and was honored to receive it.
Mary, second from left.