Chuck was born on December 1, 1970. I remember the night very well. My Commanding Officer, of the Naval & Marine Corps Reserve Training Center, LT Brian Sheffield, came to the hospital that night and sat with me for a while. I don’t remember if he was there when the Doctor came out with Kathy and Chuck 3, but I remember not believing the whole thing. I couldn’t believe that this woman and this baby were mine! It took a while for that to sink in. Everyone says that babies are the most beautiful thing. I’d say that babies are the most beautiful thing in theory or the idea of a baby is a beautiful thing. But I couldn’t see this baby as beautiful. He got beautiful fast and was a one cute kid, but he wasn’t one when he was born. I didn’t think so anyway. Everyone else said he was just beautiful.