I knew Gasper as Smiley. We met at the Navy Public Works Center in Pensacola in 1980 and worked with him for 20 years between Public Works and NADEP. He was the one who got me into ham radio back in 1994 and just two weeks ago I went to his house and helped him install a vertical antenna so I am so glad I got to see him recently. He was so dedicated to the Disabled American Vets as I am with the VFW so he was a proud veteran. I will surely miss him.