November 07, 2009 - 03:49 AM
John Lewis from United States
As a young sailor of 20, I joined the Oriskany in the Philippines during the WestPac cruise of 1966. While inprocessing I met LTJG Dewey Alexander. He welcomed me aboart the Oriskany and somehow made me feel like I was speaking with a friend. He asked where I was from and made me feel like he really cared. He did care. There has hardly been a day gone by that I haven't thought of LTJG Alexander. What a great guy. I have always wanted to speak to someone in his family and let them know how I have felt and what a wonderful, kind, and caring person he was. I hope they will read my comment.