RADM Samuel J. Cox (Ret)
Director of Naval History and Heritage Command,
Submitted by John K. Schwarz, Director of
USS Houston CA-30 Survivor's Association & Next Generations
"I had he pleasure of attending this luncheon along with our own Donna Flynn and son Dennis Flynn. We were witnesses to Mr. Cox's brilliant speech which was outstanding in every way. He was thorough, interesting and offered insight into not only his re-collections of 'Flight 19', but other air missions as well. He spoke about our ship (USS Houston), and the ongoing effort to preserve its sanctity of that 'sacred burial ground', then proceeded to respond to a whole host of questions from the audience. A great experience and compliments to Admiral Cox and the leaders at NASFL including John & Minerva Bloom as well as Debbie McElhiney."