|I swear to whatever higher power exists I will always be myself.|
Early yesterday morning a friend of mine passed away due to a car accident. Her wife and friends have been calling me frantically and frankly I dont really know how to cope… so I sleep. Often times some of the best people are taken way too soon.
Garcia was a wife, a sailor, a sister, a friend, and an over all wonderful person. She aspired to be a pilot. I remember being jealous of her when she got the attention of a former pilot and I didn’t. But frankly, Garcia deserved it. She’s an amazing person, always smiling whenever she was on watch. Doing whatever she was doing. Didn’t matter. Always had a great attitude.
Garcia was the type of woman who took no bullshit, always helped a man when he was down, was a motivator all through out boot camp and A-School and was the best god damned AVIATION ORDINANCEMAN IN THE WORLD. She stood out among all of us.
You never got to get your commission but I will draw you getting it. You never got to fly your jet but I will draw you flying your jet.
Division 197 and 198 salute to you tonight Garcia. You are loved and missed. And everyone, and I mean all one hundred and sixty members of our combined divisions, and everyone you graced after that will miss you.