On 31 October, Admiral Crowe, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Ambassador to Great Britain, was laid to rest in the Naval Academy cemetery. Among those paying tribute were former President Clinton and Admiral Mullen. Following are excerpts from their eulogies.
I'd like to talk a little about Citizen Crowe. I met Bill Crowe under the most astonishing circumstances. He had decided, in one of the most hair-brained, crazy, independent-minded things he did in his long life, to support me for President, for which many people in the service thought he qualified for mental health coverage. I rewarded him by asking him to head the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board in 1993, after which the first World Trade Center bombing promptly occurred. So it became a very serious job overnight.