In Memory of David Michael Collins March 3, 1969 to March 12, 2014

“Ah man… this is bull shit,” Swamp Thing grumbled.

Swamp Thing continued to complain about the interruption as we followed the (SDV Advance Operator Training) Cadre member into the Team building to get the work from the lead instructor. We were all anxious to hear the rest of the story from Master Chief. Hopefully next time we wouldn’t have to endure the blazing late summer Virginia heat, but either way we wanted to hear the rest of the story.

Luckily we didn’t have to wait too long.

“So I hear one of you really did a number on the SDV the other day. Damn it’s cold in here,” Master Chief said as he walked into the dive locker. “You know there are better ways to get out of diving besides totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of government equipment.”