Even the Nevada Mountains Trembled
Heroes are people who struggle against great odds to win great victories. I guess we’d all be heroes if we knew how. They remind us of our dreams, and of our destinies, and the US Navy knows precisely how to unlock the hidden pathways that lead to glory.
From the portals of the Academy all the way to the remotest Naval Aviator’s flight deck, we acknowledge and pay tribute to the Navy’s private fellowship of heroes, in halls, statues, and, too often, memorials. Some may be unknown to the public, but they are not unknown to us. Their names, to us, represent folklore, US Navy folklore, and their legend often was paid for in blood.
Such a man was Lieutenant Commander Bruce Van Voorhis. They named the ...