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Thursday, March 8, 2012

RIP Neptunus Lex
Captain Carroll LeFon USN (Ret.) 1960-2012

"For those who know, no explanation is necessary.
For those who don't, no explanation is possible."

The milblogger known as Neptunus Lex has been killed in a crash at Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada.

The world is a richer place for having had Carroll LeFon in it. I will miss reading his blog, his stories and getting his perspective on things. I can think of no better tribute to his memory than to post a video of him doing what he loved, flying...

Retired naval aviator Carroll LeFon, perhaps better known by the nom de plume Neptunus Lex, was killed in a plane crash Tuesday morning when his F-21 Kfir crashed at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nev., his blog confirmed.

LeFon, 51, retired as a captain in June 2008 after serving as an instructor at Top Gun and in various positions at several strike fighter squadrons.

In his civilian life, LeFon worked for Airborne Tactical Advantage Co., a contractor that operates simulated enemy aircraft with which student aviators train. But as a prominent military blogger, he was part analyst, part cheerleader, part critic and part poet who wrote about the Navy, his family, the military and global affairs with the casual tone, frankness and familiarity that flows through ready rooms. His sea stories were personal memoirs as well as parables.

ATAC and Fallon did not return calls for comment. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Source: Navy Times

Bloggers and Readers are leaving online condolences on Neptunus Lex.

God Speed, Lex. I will miss you.

He leaves behind a wife, two daughters, and a son who followed him into naval aviation.

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