A post from a fellow retired Marine — an artist, a purveyor of elegant words, loyal American patriot, and a very dear friend. Col Andy and I met only once, at my retirement ceremony in 1993, but we reconnected years’ later, and I have become an avid reader of his blog, to which I belong. It is gratifying to learn that Secretary Mabus has overturned his requirement placed on General Neller, our Commandant, by that nasty, irresponsible, arrogant memo of 1 January 2016. Like Andy, I would love to know what transpired behind closed doors that caused him to change his mind “prior” to his required appearance before Congress. I know what I’d like to think happened, but we will never know, unless the General writes a memoir after retiring.