Francis Castellano is the commanding officer of the destroyer USS Bainbridge, which led the Navy rescue operation that freed Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali pirates on Easter Sunday.

Cmdr. Castellano is also a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

And the man whose rescue he coordinated, Capt. Phillips, is a fellow Catholic, as reported here on the Daily Blog on Easter Monday.

Go here to read a profile of Cmdr. Castellano, titled “Hero on the High Seas.” It’s posted in the “Newsworthy Dads” section of the Fathers For Good website, operated by the Knights of Columbus.