I met Bill or "Itchy" at the MWR on NAS Pensacola. We became instant friends and stayed in touch ever since. He invited me over to his house in AL, where we would go out on the water in either kayak or boat, and drink scotch. When my ship pulled into Portsmouth, England, he gave me a great tour of the city. He was a dear friend and mentor to me. His insight, both spiritual and worldly was off the charts. We exchanged a few last emails right before his death and he was, as always, upbeat and positive. I miss him very much. I look forward to meeting him again in the next life.