Captain Diley was the father of a high school classmate of mine, a former commanding officer of 2 nuclear powered submarines (USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN-636) and USS James Madison (SSBN-627) ), a co-worker of my Dad's in the mid 1970's while assigned to CINCUSNAVEUR in London and now rests at Arlington. As is always the case, it was an honor to be at the service for Capt Diley. God speed, sir and thank you for your service.
These always leave your throat all lumped up, knowing this is where a father or a mom or a husband or a wife or whomever will finally be laid to rest. No different here. Watching the care and professionalism that goes into these final tributes by the particular military service, in this case Navy, is humbling as well. Thanks to the Old Guard and to the US Navy Ceremonial Guard for your dedication and honor.