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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

News from DD-724 USS Laffey

Again a hero has passed:

"It is my sad duty to inform you of the passing of another hero.
William "Bill" Schmidt MM2, Plankowner and survivor of Okinawa passed away on March 13, 2011.
Our sympathy goes out to Rita and her family. 
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Sonny Walker
Fair winds and following seas Sailor. Your service will always be remembered.  


  1. There are so few left the loss of every individual veteran hurts us all. Thoughts and prayers sent.