I was sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. In January 1957 Buddy, Bill Lutz, Steve Zeimet, Donny Mepham, Dale Lewis and myself left for boot camp in San Diego. We left by train from Watertown and plane from Chicago to San Diego. The paper said it was the largest mass enlistment in the county since WW2. I'm glad that I knew Buddy and wish the best to his family.