Rick became a "Subject Matter Expert,"as part of the Naval Postgraduate School Regional Security Education Program (RSEP). He was to sail across the Atlantic with the MEU and the Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) on the USS Wasp LHD-1. The RSEP places university faculty on ships to give security briefings on countries in the region. He found out about this program ten days before the cruise started.
The Atlantic crossing is chronicled in his diary assembled from the emails he sent to friends during the voyage. One of the most touching events during the cruise was the burial at sea of a World War II veteran. The vet’s family provided the man’s first hand account of his wartime experiences. We have left Rick’s document unedited and attached a pdf copy of the WW II veteran’s story.
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