I met Buzz through his wife, Jen, over 25 years ago when stationed in Washington, DC. Pound for pound, he had more enthusiasm for taking care of soldiers and for his profession of optometry than anyone I have ever met. Buzz's view on assignments was to "send me where you can't fill, where noone else wants to go". He would then perform magnificently. He showed up at my unit in Saudi Arabi during Operation Dessert Storm, covered in dust. I didn't recognize him until he took of his SWD goggles and broke out the Bzdula smile. He had driven several hours across the dessert to get supplies for "his soldiers".
We will miss you, Buzz. You were an original and a class act. Our only consolation is that you have been reunited with Jen. God keep you together forever.