He's on the USS Ponce.
You know, the more I think about this, the more it's kind of hitting home. Actually seeing it on the news and having his actual ship mentioned is making it very real to me. I know that he's in a position of relative safety, but you still get concerned, you know?
He said "I don't really want to go, but I'm going." He also said that he's starting to make some friends on the ship and I know that will help him tremendously. He and a friend got a hotel room one night last week, just to get away from the ship for a night, and I guess they sat up all night and just talked about the fact that they were about to ship out to the Gulf. Dan said just talking about it helped them both feel a lot better about it, so that's good.