09 October 2010
Just wanted to note the passing of a buddy and former teammate of mine, Larry 'Spike" Mellinger. That's him on the far left in the pic.
I hadn't seen him since Nam and finally met him — and his family — in KC at our 40th reunion. Spike was kinda' ill at the time, but recalled some really wild stories about us that I — thankfully — don't remember ... but Larry did.
Anyway .. after a long fight, Larry passed away last night.
My prayers go with him ... and with his wife Joanne and the family.
See ya' in the not-too-distant future, man.