In the past couple of weeks, we’ve had some American VIPs here on Corregidor. On Friday, February 14, we hosted the top U.S. Naval officer, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Jonathan Greenert. On the 16th, we once again participated in a brief ceremony recalling the surprise parachute drop that led to the recapture of Corregidor. Several of our friends came to the island for this remembrance. And on the 21st, we hosted four women whose husbands are U.S. Congressmen serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Then on the 24th, we celebrated our 41st wedding anniversary, our 6th straight year to celebrate it here on the Rock.
In addition, Marcia has included even more bird and other nature pictures.
Visit of CNO Jonathan Greenert
Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert and wife Darleen with Marcia and Steve, with Cine Corregidor in background
Steve describing Fort Drum, the 'Concrete Battleship,' as seen from Battery Crockett parapet
Medalions presented to us by Admiral Greenert
Rock Force Commemoration of the retaking of Corregidor
This year's February 16th commemorative flag-raising to honor members of the "Rock Force"
48-star U.S. flag flies from Spanish Flagpole at Topside
Flag-raisers Kanim, Karl, Ron, Steve, Paul, Marcia, security guard, Harold
T-shirt commemorating the Rock Force, gift of the family of Tony Lopez of the 503rd PRCT
Visit of Congressmen's wives
Pollen-laden bee on blossom, the size of large bumblebees seen in U.S.
Butterfly 'captured' along Wheeler-Cheney Road
Butterfly seen along road to Battery James
Same butterfly with wings more open
Another butterfly, photo taken in same area
Last, and almost certainly least...
Steve and Marcia on the Rock