We are sorry to hear of the passing of renowned Colorado Nature Photographer John Fielder. John had donated several of his iconic Colorado landscape pictures to USS Colorado (SSN 788) during the construction period. They now adorn the Crew's Mess, reminding the crew of the beauty of the state they represent. For the Commissioning Chairman's Reception, he personally put together and played a slide show of his pictures as a backdrop for the music portion of the event. He also attended a reception for the crew during one of their pre-commissioning visits to Colorado and donated one of his books to raffle off. He recently donated the majority of his work to History Colorado. We are grateful for his generosity, personal involvement and support of USS Colorado. He will be greatly missed.