Yeah, it's true. Or, at least I think.
I found this site that told me the yearly pay of a Master Chief Petty Officer (although it's not for the 26th Century of course). On average, a MC makes $92,686 US a year. I put that into the calculator, and multiplied it by the years John was involved in the war with the rank of a MC (27 years), and by 2552, he would have made $2,502,522 US (21st cen currency).
So, John is a millionare!
Hmm, this could provide fuel for a future chapter when John takes Renee with him to withdraw some money from his bank account...
At least I know there won't be any poverty restrictions on the couples' lifestyle! Hehe.
As for the story itself, I posted Chapter 3 tonight and have almost completed Chapter 4, which should be up this time next week.