Captain Charles Gridley's Coat & Cap: An Annapolis graduate, Captain Charles Gridley was commander of the USS Olympia, the flagship of Commodore George Dewey’s Asiatic Squadron at the Battle of Manila Bay. Dewey, in command of the overall squadron, was also aboard Olympia at the beginning of the battle.
... or at least try to sympathize, comfort, let people know their government is sending help, and media attention because of the visit will help inform their neighbors and countrymen to send help. I know I would want that, not to feel alone.
Admiral George Dewey. When Dewey was fifteen years old he went to the Norwich Military School. The school, better known as Norwich University, had been founded by Alden Partridge and aimed at giving cadets a well-rounded military education. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Dewey
George Dewey (December 26, 1837 – January 16, 1917) He is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. He attended Norwich University from 1851 to 1854 transferring to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 1858.