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The Swordfish Hunter

Captain Bruce Erickson

1941-2014

"It is said that when Achilles voyaged to Troy to aid Menelaus in avenging the abduction of his wife Helen, he went as leader of the  Myridons. When Achilles was treacherously slain by Paris, the Myridons rushed against the Trojans to avenge him. But the   Trojans chose to remain within the walls of their city. They refused to join battle. The Myridons, in bitter grief and fury, hurled themselves into the sea. Thetis, the mother of Achilles, took pity on them and changed them into fish and she allowed them to retain their swords on top thier heads.”