Just concluded our conversation (he was calling from VOIP phone to my cell).
Much discussed, most of it I can't disclose.
He's well and is a bit dazed by how things have shaken out ... but very grateful for all the support and well-wishers.
If you're the praying type, pray the diesel delivery tomorrow makes it to the destination ... because once they run out of fuel to power the remaining OCX connection, DirectNIC will go dark.
Here's to a safe delivery of fuel come daybreak to Camp Crystal. We're rooting for you, Mike.
Off to bed.