"I have not yet begun to fight!"
Capt. John Paul Jones,
U.S. Navy, Sept. 23, 1779; in battle at sea aboard
Fire Controlman 1st Glass Kevin Kraemer is a Tomahawk technician assigned to USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53). Prior to October 7, that fact might not have impressed too many people.
When America began launching missiles into Afghanistan, his job, and the job of many other Sailors, became an important part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Like his ship's namesake, Kraemer was intent on beginning the fight. "I actually asked to fire the first shot," he said the first class. "I just wanted to do my part and support the President."
Kraemer is the leading petty officer of the weapons department aboard John Paul Jones, and …