It is never an easy thing to lose someone very close to you whether you are directly related to them or whether you are very good friends with them.
Please keep in your prayers, the family of a very good friend of the Raven's very own Chief Engineering Officer Jeff "Gambit" Phillips and the Raven's very own Communications Officer Shane "Ogre" Coble. Gambit lost a very dear friend of his who was almost like a brother to him named Dan Moore, to brain cancer over the weekend. Gambit and Ogre especially Gambit, I am here for you, along with the rest of your fellow Ravens ( all over 200 of them ) hailing from all parts of the world. Like I said, WE ARE A FAMILY here on the Raven. And when one goes down, WE ARE ALL HERE to support each other.
Gambit, in honor of your very good friend Dan "Kazado" Moore, I AM ORDERING the Raven to dim her lights until he is laid to rest and run a missing man formation with all viper and raptor squadron participating. Per Ogre's request, he will have the honor of flying in a multi squadron man formation. And since Dan "Kazado" Moore was almost like a brother to you from what I was told, it is just befitting that he become a member of the Raven's Family and Friends Circle. So I hereby announce, that for this day forward, the 18th of May 2014, effectively immediately, Dan "Kazado" Moore, is now an official HONORARY MEMBER of the Minotaur Viper Squadron.
"ATTENTION ALL RAVEN PERSONNEL THROUGHOUT THE SHIP, THE RAVEN IS NOW DIMMING ALL HER LIGHTS IN HONOR OF DAN MOORE!"
" ALL VIPER AND RAPTOR SQUADRONS, INITIATE MISSING MAN FORMATION"
"MAKE THIS HAPPEN EVERYONE!"