I just learned of the passing of my dear friend. Willie was a special friend during my service on the
USS Mahan DDG-42.
For many years after leaving that command, I tried finding him just to say hello. Not knowing where he resided, I never did get that chance and now just by coincidence I stumble across this page. I am heavy hearted but at the same time, I know that Heaven is a much brighter place with Willie there.
Please accept my sincere sympathy and know that he has many friends who will miss him.