Strano 1 of 3: The “Sav” may have departed on his last flight, but, like taps he will echo again & again in our memories . Though a NYC native, there will be no fughetting about ‘im! Belieing many appearances to the contrary, he was a “straight arrow”, though never seeming to travel in a straight line, He was guileless, an especially charming & rare quirk in an adult; but one I'm sure in which he was secretly proud! He was smart, intelligent even; and of course, SAVVY. He even ran for President! We shared many delightful times, many of which were in the dark – of a cockpit, of a club or a beach house on the JERSEY COAST, of the NASL bar, of the N. Atlantic doing ASW off the Canadian ship HMS Protecteur, etc... Even in the dark, with Carl “the light was on”! He was/will be legendary, though he wasn't a legend, and would've disdained being so thought. Beneath the Type A energy and the hubris that often goes with it (e.g. IMHO never crossed his lips), LCDR Carl always displayed a sense of place : 4th behind country, God, family – in the sequence that I came to see them displayed over the years. Yes, he did have a serious streak, and a funny one; not infrequently, he was the funniest when he was the most serious! His pet peeve, his bête noir, was other people who didn't take him or his latest suggestion as seriously as he did. Fortunately, he began to see the predictability of it; and thus its humor, which he played on, redeemingly.