Proceedings Magazine - June 1999 Volume 125/6/1,156

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After Admiral Loy's address, Captain John Bonds, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Director of Navy Sailing, moderated the panel discussion entitled "How Much Is One Life Worth?" with...



  • We've Got to Know Where You Are
    By Admiral James M. Loy, USCG

    U.S. Naval Institute Seminars bring discussion of timely issues and hot topics to the stage. Some of the addresses and panel discussions find their way to the pages of Proceedings and to this Web...

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  • How Much Is One Life Worth?
    Panel Discussion

    After Admiral Loy's address, Captain John Bonds, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Director of Navy Sailing, moderated the panel discussion entitled "How Much Is One Life Worth?" with panelists Bernadette Brennan Bernon, Editor, Cruising...

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  • Open Letters to Lieutenant Butler

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  • Book Reviews

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