Was this the Frank Tanabe who served as the Navy Public Affairs Officer in Okinawa? If so, I served under him in 1974-75. He was a wise and gentle man of few words and deep integrity. I was young and restless during that time, and Frank was a constant source of dignity and self-control. I doubt that he ever knew what a lasting influence he had on many of us. He was supremely proud of his daughter.
June 21, 2014 | Clarkston, MI