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NEWS FETCH'S FAVORITE SONG TODAY:
While creating this issue, I liked this song best: The Borderline By Goldspot.
TODAY'S FEATURED WINE
No specific wine today.
Just thanks for heroes who keep us safe and their wives and partners who hang in there with them year after year of nail-biting missions.
We had long wonderful visits this weekend with a good friend and his wife. He's a Chinook pilot with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment the "Night Stalkers" who fly the SEALs wherever SEALs need to fly: He's one of those special pilots with nerves and skills of steel who guarantee arrival any time, anywhere on the planet "plus or minus 30 seconds" regardless of weather or hostile fire.
His wife of 21 years deserves a medal for more than two decades of sleepless nights.
He gave me this medallion (above) with the unit insignia. It's a great reminder of having been in the presence of courage and intelligence. And a quiet, immensely intelligent hero whose glacier-blue eyes and intense gaze never waver and never miss a thing: including the nuances of wine he likes.
We all had a great time Sunday after tastings at Jacuzzi and Larkmead who gave us all SpecOps-quality hospitality.