No handshakes to tighten the bond.
I fear that I will lose the memories.
Of a friendship grown so strong.
Always a laugh despite even tears.
Always a smile despite your years.
You've passed the test of life, my friend.
Passed with flying colors, beginning to end.
Now you fly with angels and friends.
On wings of glory, in the skies of the holy.
You've joined the ranks of heroes.
But a hero, you've always been.
He started flying B29's during WWII. Then flew B36's against the Koreans. After the war, he joined Lockhead Aircraft Corp and then was recruited by the CIA. Dick, was responsible for finding a Russian spy, now serving a Life Sentence, in the Lockhead "Skunk" works. He also found a Isrealie spy who was then shipped home. Dick was a man of many talents and attitudes, however his love of country was never in question. Thanks Dick for all your loving service to our great country.
Written September 4th, 2004