I had the privilege of sharing many adult beverages the evening of 10 Nov 83 in Beirut Lebanon. We celebrated in Capt Dale Dye (yup the movie guy) tent in attendance was Dye, your dad and myself, At the time SSgt Fitzgerald.
Your dad instantly became my hero. For the next 15 years as a Warrant Officer through Captain, I would hold my SNCO and NCO's to your dads integrity, esprit de corps, and courage.
Fred Fitzgerald Capt (ret)