Xracer is one of the originals from the very beginning of TFF, and was my "original" sparring partner when I was starting this History Forum. He also kept this thing going during all the times I was gone on my "long hunts" and did a FINE job. He is VERY knowledgeable, especially about the Navy and naval aviation, and has a LOT of great stories about 'Grumman Iron" and "His" Zero. We also share racing stories, even though I drove a Nascar Mini-Stock Pinto roundy-round and he drove a Mini-Cooper SCCA on road courses, we have a lot in common there too...not the least that we both understand well that "Money is speed, how fast do you want to go?" (Not fast at all when it runs OUT... ) He needs our prayers, he has a rough road ahead.