I knew LT Lamana as Midshipman Lamana during his time in the Naval ROTC program at LSU. I don't remember him as a great athlete or an exceptional student, but he was memorable to me because of his loyal dedication to the Navy. He was part of the intangible spirit that ran through Battalion. He was a good friend to his shipmates and would always greet you with a smile and most likely a funny story. He made it a point to go out of his way to do good deeds. He once delivered flowers to my wife on Valentines day. Mr. Lamana exemplified the phrase "officer and a gentleman".
Whether they are aware or not, this country will miss LT Lamana and the many others like him who dedicated their lives to service and paid the debt of our national defense with their lives.
CDR R. S. Gregory, Former Naval Science Professor
Michael (everyone else called him Scott)was a fun individual. He lived life to enjoy it not let him pass him by. I recall walking in the rain with him and laughing as we jumped into the puddles. Each day was a fresh experience, one to treasure and remember. Although his life was shortened by terrorism, his impressions will be remembered. I salute you Michael Scott and all that you stood for!
Ryki Carlson, friend
If the old saying "the apple doesn't fall far from the tree" is true, then you must be someone special. I know your dad through my sister and he is one of the kindest, funniest and genuinely nice people that I have ever met. God Bless you and your family--God must have needed an army of angels for him to have called so many home at once.
Lisa Fontenot, acquaintance of father