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Brian’s Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. Melody and I created it to keep friends and family updated. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.

Tumor discovered 15 April 2013 & confirmed cancerous 18 April.  Surgery performed 19 April.  Tumor removed with good margins and (only!) 6 of 19 removed lymph nodes cancerous.  Home 24 April & facing chemo starting mid- to late May.

Fully supported by my wife, three children, family, and friends!

I grew up in Minnesota and graduated from Northwestern University.  I commanded the U.S.S. ANCHORAGE (LPD 23) and the U.S.S. GRIDLEY (DDG 101), and served in five other ships and on several other staffs.  I remain grateful for the support and friendship of friends, classmates, and shipmates past and present.