I just learned on today of MAJ Alexander's passing. I knew him as CPT Alexander while a scholarship cadet at ASU. Although the consummate soldier, his smile and kind spirit seemed to dispel the stereotype many have of a military professional.
I sit here typing this with tears in my eyes as I reminisce on my days in the program. "CPT Alexander" would call on or encourage me in class or on an exercise; and I could rest assured he was going to let me know just how he felt about my performance. I could often tell his approval or disapproval simply by the way he said, "Nightingale." (No one else said it the way he did.)
Though I have not seen him since I left Alcorn, just knowing his presence and compassion will no longer be in the world will certainly leave a void in it.
To the Alexander Family: I pray God strengthens you and fills MAJ's void with His Love.
MAJ Alexander: May you rest in peace, Sir.