WeI met Willie via amateur radio and had the best of all opportunities to chat with him multiple times each day...as well as to enjoy coffee or a meal in DeKalb county. A great guy...cool, calm & collect; never contrary or a gossip....a peaceful, equitable man to all.
It was more than entertaining to hear Bill speak about his life with air craft, it was an education. For a man in command of so many lives for many, many years...he was both modest of his profession that took a little prodding to talk about as well as self effacing with humor; keenly aware of the feelings of other and very much devoted to his friends, family and associates.
Best of 73s to KA4VHM and our condolences to family and friends.