In the summer of 1948, a young man left his family farm in Vermont to begin a new life at the Naval Academy. Seventy-four plus years later, that life and that man were celebrated at the incomparably beautiful Naval Academy chapel, in a memorial service attended by many of the people whose lives he touched.
Well Done Bryan. Great words about a great man & Naval officer whose guidance and dedication provided us with the tools & ships of today’s Navy. And a talented & fun SWO shipmate in his son Tom.
Wonderful tribute to VADM Rowden and an interesting collection of memories. I got the C6F staff not long after Rowden left where he was very highly regarded.