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January 19, 2017

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January 19, 2017

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January 13, 2017
Rene, I am so sorry for your loss. You and Chris always had such a special relationship. I am sorry for the VA's loss, because Chris was such a special person to so many of us there. I was always sorry when Chris had to come to the hospital, but glad that I would get to see him. I admired how strong he was; how firm and confident in his convictions regarding how he wanted to live his life. What an inspiration to the rest of us who were more "able-bodied" than he was! I will forever be grateful for knowing both of you. Thank you, Chris, for being who you were. I know that everyone who knew you will continue to be inspired by your life.
January 11, 2017
Chris, Our time together was short but our friendship was long and deep. You will remain a source of laughter and happiness to me as I remember our friendship. You made a difference!
January 6, 2017
Mr. Silleroy was a young officer when he came aboard the destroyer USS Stoddard in the late 1960s. He was fresh and willing to learn the ropes and he quickly earned the respect of his shipmates. It was my pleasure to know him and serve with him for a short time. I remember him well and especially his sense of humor. My condolences to his family and close friends.
January 6, 2017
Gods speed old friend. I miss you so much! I remember your infectious smile from the first time we met on the deck of the USS Stoddard. You still had the same smile when Vicki and I saw you at the New Mexico catholic retirement home years later. Your intelligence, that smile and your easy laugh charmed all who were lucky enough to meet you. For example, you, Don and I rented the house in San Diego. It seemed that every junior black-shoe naval officer in town would show up at one of our weekend parties. I recall the party early in our residency when the neighbors called the police to complain about the noise (with ample justification). Don, being Don, graciously invited the officers to join our party. The officers deferred and suggested (rather forcefully) that it was time for everyone else to go home. The next morning you toured the neighborhood introducing yourself. After meeting you, the neighbors never again called the police even though we continued to have our weekend parties. I also recall your and my meeting before you returned to Viet Nam as the commander of the PBR unit. The meeting was filled with joy. You had purchased a very expensive flute and were learning to play it. You had gone to a park in San Francisco to play and you laughed about the fact that some guy playing a hollow curtain rod with holes drilled in it was better than you. However, you were completely serious when you indicated that you intended to become the governor of New Mexico after you got out of the navy. The state was truly short changed when that did not happen. Getting to spend that much to short of time with you has been one of the true joys of my life. Farewell old friend.
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