The news was starting to break last night as we wrapped up our You Served Radio show. However due to wanting to make sure the family was notified and the rumors didn’t spread until after all the rights things were done, the milblogging community kept it to ourselves.

This morning I would like to give my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends  (of which there are many) to retired TOPGUN pilot US Navy Capt. Carroll LeFon, also known as Neptunus Lex.

Since retirement Carroll had been a contractor flying “OPFOR” aircraft for young budding Navy pilots to learn and hone their skills. Yesterday he was killed doing what he loved most, flying.

You can learn more about “Lex”, and see some of his writings on his blog at

God Speed Brother. You will be missed by many…those that knew you personally and those who knew you through your writing. A great voice has been silenced. See you on the other side.

UPDATE-There are many on the interwebs who are honoring Capt. LeFon today. Here is a running list as I get them of some of those tributes and remembrance posts.,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=1017&cntnt01returnid=15

And many more can be found at