Paul X. Rinn: Navy Captain Who Saved a Warship and Lectured on Military Leadership

From a Washington Post obit by David Larter and Bradley Peniston headlined “Paul Rinn, Navy captain who saved a warship from sinking, dies at 75”:

Paul X. Rinn, a Vietnam War veteran and ship captain who in 1988 led a desperate effort to save a U.S. Navy vessel from sinking after it struck an Iranian mine, has died.

His inspirational leadership in the face of crisis made him an icon among fellow sailors long after his retirement at the rank of captain in 1997. He served 29 years in the Navy and settled in Fairfax Station, Virginia, eventually turning full-time to lecturing on military leadership and shipboard operations at the service’s professional schools and elsewhere.