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My Favorite Day of the Year


October 31st is a special day for me.

Sure, it’s Halloween and I have kids and grandkids who squeal with delight when the sun finally sets and the Trick-or-Treating begins. I really enjoy that. Sure, there’s the whole fall season element. The air is crisp and cool, and there is weather again! It’s also one of my best friends in the world Birthday. Sean T. Bagby is one of those people who will always be there. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been since we last talked when we get together it is as if we pick it up right where we left off.

And one of the experiences I shared with Sean was the events of Halloween, October 31, 1986. A day that I have long considered a starting point. It could have gone a completely different direction, but today I sit here and talk to you because the events of that night were shared with the best crew in the entire US Navy.

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