Sunday, February 3, 2013

Captain's Blog 2/3/13

We were notified yesterday of the passing of Lisa M. Gusmini. Lisa was a graduate of the Class or 1986 - but never lost sight of her alma mater. While raising her family she helped out in admissions, worked as adjunct instructor in the marine transportation department - and most importantly, she was a trustee for five years in the early 2000s. She could always be counted on to support the Academy in any way she was able - we'll miss her terribly. Our flags are flying at half staff down here in Montego in her honor, and our prayers go out to her family during this sad time.

Today is Superbowl Sunday - but between the unbelievably beautiful island and beaches in Jamaica, and the Patriots sitting this one out - there isn't too much excitement for the game tonight. Against my heart's feelings, I am going with the Ravens.

We said so long to Dr. Marie King yesterday - her time was up and had to return to UMASS Memorial. She has been relieved by Dr. Jeff Cukor, our Academy physician. We also had to say good bye to one cadet that was injured ashore in San Juan, and needed more specialized treatment than we could offer. And today Father Jim Houston joins us again. Jim will provide spiritual support for our cadets and crew until Aruba.

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