When I reported for duty aboard the newly commissioned USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2), I was assigned as 2nd Division Officer with LCDR Jesse T.D. Boehret as my boss, the officer in charge of the Deck Cepartment, who is called the First Lieutenant on Navy ships. Jesse and his wife, Diane, took me and my wife, Peggy, under their wings, as they have for many other junior officers and their families. While Jesse and I were in Bremerton, WA undergoing ship trials aboard the "Iwo", Diane drove my wife to the Balboa Navy Hospital on Saint Patrick's Day, 1962, where our first child, Deborah, was born, on 18 March. We kept in touch Jesse and Diane over 50 years. Jesse was an outstanding Ship Engineer and had great Navy and civilian careers in that field. Jesse also had varied interest and hobbies; not the least of which was his passion of keeping track of all of the World War II Liberty ships; their histories and where-abouts. When my daughter, Debbie, was promoted to Captain in the Navy Reserve, Jesse was as proud as I was. We have lost a good man who lived a full and interesting life and miss him deeply.