America Loses a Great Patriot: Admiral James “Ace” Lyons

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Yesterday America lost a great man, Admiral James “Ace” Lyons (retired). He was a patriot, a warrior, a leader, a husband, father and friend. At age 91, he continued writing a semi-regular column. What turned out to be his final column was written just last month.

I got to know him when I interviewed him for a show I was hosting back in 2013. The main topic was Benghazi, which he had been commenting on, and I wanted to delve further into his knowledge and theories about what really happened. The interview wound up covering a lot more than Benghazi. When I asked him about his most memorable experience as Commander in Chief of the Pacific Fleet (in which he had 250,000 people under his command) he spoke about raising the level of deterrence against the Soviet Union’s navy and how they managed to keep the Soviets off balance, while bringing the Soviet ballistic missile submarine fleet under control. He made sure to give credit to the personnel working under his command.—More….



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