McKnight has held a special place in my life since 1988 when I
was an ET2 and he was the OE Div LCPO onboard USS Independence
(CV 62). He could be crude, rude and the most demanding SOB
you'd ever have to work for, and he didn't have a politically
correct bone in his body. He never put up with any BS from
anybody, but he always trained us well and kept the officers out
of trouble. Mac was definitely the guy we wanted leading us
when it came time to go to war.
Commander Bil Manders
We can only hope this is said by
our Shipmates about us after we cross over the Quarterdeck for
the last time.