Commodore Club Inducts New Members
We are proud to welcome Naval Institute member Kevin P. Shaeffer of Fredericksburg, Virginia, to the Commodore Club. He will be inducted at a 1 October reception just before this month's Warfare Exposition and Symposium in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As a lieutenant serving in the Navy Command Center at the Pentagon on 11 September, Kevin was critically burned. Medically retired, he received the Purple Heart from CNO Admiral Vern Clark. Through painful ongoing treatments and rehabilitation, his inspiring enthusiasm for our country and the Navy has never wavered. Fellow Naval Institute member and Naval Academy alumnus Greg Salyards of Atlantic City sponsored Kevin's entry into the Commodore Club after seeing a PBS interview with him early this year. Greg hopes his gift, coupled with Kevin's heroism, will set an example that others will want to follow.