Petty Officer First Class John Palcewski, US Navy Reserve, 1982, with a collection of his photos.
My precocious daughter Lara—a mere 12 at the time—correctly pointed out that the definition of “petty” was small, insubstantial, of no real significance. But nevertheless this now grizzled veteran will receive a free lunch at Applebee’s. Of course I’ll fully document the event. Stay tuned.