My oldest son, Rob, met Hal in Tallahassee several years ago. Both were Navy men. When Rob told him he was on the "new" Saipan, Hal gave him an autographed copy of his book and spent quite awhile talking with him. The book and his time is a cherished memory for Rob. My deepest sympathies to Hal's family and Thank You for sharing his life with the rest of us. May the peace of The Lord be with you.