Our hearts go out to the entire Placette family and friends. My father Robert C. Loftis sends his thoughts and prayers and was deeply sadden of the news of Harold's passing. They became shipmates and friends on the Phelps when my father served on the Phelps from 1942 to 1945 and continued a friendship many years latter at all USS Phelps DD360 ship mate reunions every 2 years. It was my greatest honor to be a part of the last reunion with Harold in St. Louis in 2007.
Great honor is deserved to those who served in WWII.