As I’m throwing at the Lavender Festival, I hear a gravel voice say “don’t screw it up!”… The voice was so amused I had to laugh. So began our first, and hopefully not last, meeting with our Marine Friend GW. GW served proudly in Viet Nam and continued to serve for many years. He asked me if I could make a stein for him with the Marine logo. I pulled out several of our steins from Germany and GW guided me in order to create his new treasure. I am honored to have created a tribute to GW and so many that have worked so hard to protect us.