Thanks for checking on a SHIPMATE Terry. Frank & Joan are SPECIAL.
Just recently I made a note to myself that I had not heard from Frank in a while. I would occasionally get emails from him but none recently. With all that goes on our personal lives, we easily lose track of important people.
Sad as it is we are all getting on in years and the infirmaries of life are taking their tolls. I truly wish it were not so. Hopefully Frank & Joan can support one another and enjoy their "Golden Years" without too many additional problems.
I first met Frank & Joan when the showed up at our hospitality suite in ATLANTIC CITY in 2000. We instantly made a connection and was further surprised to hear that he had SHIPMATES on USS Sea Owl as well. I think he may have served there with one of our COB's, "Mac" Maquire ENC(SS) who was Zang's relief.
Later on I found out that Frank & Joan spent many years living not far from me and that he also worked for many years with IBM, as I did, but by that time they had relocated to NC.