home - previous - next - large version - Me (on the left) with my lifelong friend Mark Edward Moses back when we were younger men. We're at the top of Thumb Butte in Prescott, Arizona. Years later, he joined the Navy after 9/11. He joined as an enlisted man despite having a bachelor's degree. He turned down a chance to attend OCS, foregoing an officer's commission, telling his CO: When the phone rings, they don't ask for the Ensign. They ask for the Chief. He later drove fast attack boats in unfriendly waters. And made Chief.