Bill & I grew up together in Waterloo, Iowa. Went to the Westminister Presbyterian Church (he, Duane Heartlip, & I were in a christmas pagent together. Three Wisemen , 9 year olds, walking down the aisle in church and all of a sudden one of the offerings (music box's started to play) Three Kings laughing all the way.
Next Advanture. Bill was stationed at Tyndall AFB in Florida.
I flew into Tyndall out of Dover AFB on a turnaround.
Who do I run in to, but Bill in his flight suit in the weather room. We couldn't stop talking and rubbing elbows. We couldn't stop talking. We my flight took off, we went straight up over the tower and turned on the afterburners.
Bill said he'd always remember that wave of good by.
Great friend and person. Lots of memories. I hope to see him later up there!