As the Commanding Officer for 1st Tank Battalion
when I checked into the unit, LtCol Hawkins was my boss's boss. As
his Adjutant, I was in a particularly unique position to observe the human
side many people thought he did not posses. On this page, I will
recount some of my fondest and funniest moments inspired by this incredible
leader of Marines. Since he no longer writes my fitreps, I can with a clear
conscience, expose all the details I remember.
Here is a series of photos that started as a project to get LtCol
Hawkins' command picture on the "hog board" where all the 1st Tank Battalion
Commanding Officers' pictures live on. Since I used my own scanner,
I thought a little retouching was in order.
Bald is beautiful, Baby
The infamous "Sarek" picture