I was looking for some picture frames in the garage and I stumbled upon a photo of my dad, uncle Moymoy and my uncle Lyndon during the 80’s. On the back of the photo, my dad wrote in Pangasinan “Master Chief finally retired from the U.S. Navy. Today could not be a better day. And Lyndon came up from San Diego to see him retire! Today could not have been a better day.”
The photo is the only photo that I know of that has the three of them together, let alone in dress blues. I could see my dad’s LTFG collar devices and my Uncle Lyndon’s SFC chevrons on his sleeves while my uncle Moymoy’s Master Chief collar devices shine the most in the photo.
It’s sad to know that only my dad is the only surviving member in the photo. This year will mark 20 years that my Uncle Lyndon has been gone and only a week that Master Chief Romulo Esteves passed away.