I knew Billy as an SAR member and enjoyed his many sea stories about the submarine USS Seacat in the Pacific during WW2; especially the times they were depth-charged by the Japanese while hiding on the bottom of the sea. He related the closeness to God, family, and country that each sailor felt when their lives could be suddenly ended. He also related the elation they felt each time they survived an attack and how joyous they were to return to Pearl Harbor at the end of a Patrol against the enemy. It is men like Billy that we owe our country's freedom and liberty. Your SAR Compatriots and fellow WW2 Heroes Neil Shepherd, Ernest Hansberger and John Duncan will greet you in Heaven.