“On 28 January 1988, I ejected from an FA-18A following a mid-air collision. My aircraft was on fire and in an unrecoverable spin. Your seat saved my life and 11 months later the little guy in this picture was born.
I continued to fly and went on to complete 27 years of service in the U.S. Navy, and had 2 more sons. On behalf of myself and my entire family, I want to express a gratitude that is really beyond words.