In Appreciation: Frank B. Kelso
One of the more popular oral histories in the Naval Institute’s collection is that of Admiral Frank B. Kelso II, USN (Ret.), who died unexpectedly in late June just shy of his 80th birthday. While Chief of Naval Operations from 1990 to 1994, he also served as the Institute’s president and remained a loyal member and generous supporter throughout his life. The following anecdote is from an April 2002 interview with historian Paul Stillwell, one of 16 sessions recorded between October 2001 and May 2002 for Kelso’s oral history.