Chief Petty Officer Reyes : These men spent ten months in the Gulf, combat conditions. Twelve hours a day, one hundred and ten degrees on the deck.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs : With you in their face, pumping them up with meth.
Chief Petty Officer Reyes : I gave my men something to help them do their jobs better, and it worked.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs : Explain that to Wilkes' family.
Chief Petty Officer Reyes : I'm sorry about what happened, but I'm not gonna make excuses. We got our planes on the deck and out of harm's way faster than any other crew. Wilkes was a casualty of war, Agent Gibbs. A hero.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs : Yes, he was, Chief. He was also a victim... of a leader who betrayed his trust.