My sincere condolences to the family of Paul Cressman.
I never knew Paul until as a result of my cousin Sue Gemberling in the early 2000's. As a lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII, He took these vows without reservation, making him an Officer and a Gentleman by an Act of Congress.
In remembrance of his service to his country, He said these words :
"I, Paul Cressman, having been appointed an officer in the Navy of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of Lieutenant do solemnly
swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."
( I have great admiration of him.)
“May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and
may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.”
I salute you!
Major George Gemberling, USN-USAF (RET)