My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Dykes, may the Lord welcome him home with open arms, and give each of you comfort in knowing you shall see him again one day. I knew Mr. Dykes through the USS KIDD in Baton Rouge, he and I were inducted into the Veterans Hall of Honor together in 2006. Mr. Dykes also coached my father in high school. Emerson Ralph Waldo said "It is not length of life, but depth of life", Mr. Dykes lived a life that was was both.
SSG. Douglas M. Ducote Sr.
United States Army (Ret.)