Pieter-Lenie-Obituary

Pieter Lenie

Melbourne Beach, Florida

Age 91

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Captain Pieter J. LenieMelbourne Beach, FLCaptain Pieter J. Lenie 91, a 62 year resident of Brevard County, FL, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2015 just after Midnight.Captain Lenie was born in Neil, Belgium and became a Merchant Marine at the age of 14. From there, he rose in the ranks to...

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Pieter and Betty were our loving friends while stationed at Patrick AFB, FL. Pieter later took is on a tour of RV Hero in Long Beach, CA while in dry docks for repairs and upgrading.

Kirby Logan

An iron man who sailed in a woode ship. RIP.

Pete was one of the last of the l heroic explorers I was proud to be his radio operator

I think of you as a friend who truly understood the reason Hero was operating in the Peninsula Area. Peace, Bob Dale

There are few people who embodied the spirit of Antarctica better than Pieter Lenie.
No one who met him ever forgot him.
He made the HERO the special instrument of the American Exploration of Antarctica that it was.
There's no greater example of the spirit of the continent than Captain Lenie. What he brought to the job was: professionalism, as the master of a working science and support ship ; a flair for the wild in all that he saw and lived; the incredible competence he...

Rest in Peace