I am a plank owner that served aboard until 5/72.
In searching for old shipmates, I found out sadly that Randall (Randy)Meeker
one of my fellow SMs in OC Div., had passed away in 1999 of a brain
aneurism. Randy was from Kent Ohio and left behind his wife Kathy and two
children. I found Randy's parents, spoke to them and expressed my
condolences albeit 14 years after his passing.