Bob and I were not only cigar smoking and coffee drinking buddies but we were genuinely good friends. We had long conversations about personal things, and I came to think of him as a father figure to me. His advice was sound, and he always threw in a little humor with it. He was always willing to offer his help and advice whenever he could. I will always remember his stories, his love of flying, his love of the Navy, his love of family, his sometimes frustration with USC Football, and his love of country. God Bless you Bob. You will be greatly missed.