My good and true friend, I can still recall the day we met in 1967. I still swear you had sideburns even back then. I am honored and humbled to have grown up with you as my friend. All those experiences we shared made us the adults we became. You were always seeking peace even then. You spread it wherever you went with whomever you met. That will be your undying legacy, because what you shared with others will be shared again and again.
As a sailor when others depart we never say "goodbye". We always say; "See you in the next port". So brother of mine, save us all a spot in the sunshine and we'll see you in the next port.