I remember Laurel as an intern at Naval Hospital Bethesda. She had an excellent attitude and was always willing to cover when needed. I recall she was going to dive school but wanted to be a flight surgeon also. I was shocked to hear about the shuttle tragedy; I had no idea she had become an astronaut. Laurel will be remembered by me as an excellent person and physician. My condolences to her family. She is now with God. Her work in space and elsewhere has and will advance us as a nation and world community.