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Flag at half mast

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Why is the U.S. flag on the quad flying at half mast today, you ask? Larry Stevens of our Campus History Collection found out this is due to a directive from Naval Operations in Norfolk, VA because of the passing of Admiral Fred B. Kelso.

His obituary in the Washington Post says: “During almost 38 years as a career Navy officer, Adm. Kelso served aboard nuclear submarines, commanded the Atlantic Fleet and directed the Navy’s military actions in the Persian Gulf War. In 1990, he was named chief of naval operations — the Navy’s top uniformed officer and its representative on the Joint Chiefs of Staff — and supervised the largest reduction in naval forces since the end of World War II.”

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