An e-mail live from the USS Reagan:
The Captain announced President Reagan’s death about three minutes after I
saw the headline on Drudge, then the Corner. It was the shortest time the
Captain has ever spent on the 1MC (the intraship speaker system). He just
said what a great President he was and a great man. I sincerely hope there
will be a memorial service out here in the next couple of days.
I began my military life under Reagan as a cadet at the Air Force Academy.
Then I served most of my active duty time under Bill Clinton. How happy I
am to be on the inaugural voyage of the USS Ronald Reagan.
He adds, BTW, “Kathryn, the intranet on the Reagan is nicknamed the ‘Gippernet.’”