Pic of the Day – Remembrance Flares

ARABIAN GULF (Nov. 11, 2011) An F/A-18+ Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87 releases flares while flying the missing man formation in remembrance of Capt. Tushar Tembe, commanding officer of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Tembe died Nov. 8 and previously served as commanding officer of VFA-87. VFA-87 is part of the George HW Bush Carrier Strike Group deployed to the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility on its first operational deployment conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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