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.

The original

Bald is beautiful, Baby

The infamous "Sarek" picture