Tom Mayo departed Heldeleine at 5:30 this morning to see his son in Madrid. Words fail me in trying to describe what he has meant to this endeavor. From the minute he arrived on May 5, he has been an indispensable part of everything. Tom is a uniquely exceptional person. His life has involved many paths, some voluntary, some not. In each case he followed these paths with a positive attitude. finding something in each experience to keep himself moving where others would have stopped. Others would have whined. Others would have crumbled. Tom shouldered on and kept going forward. Vast experience, extraordinary work ethic and unflappable in all critical situations. Tom was the perfect shipmate. Thank you Tom!