Had the privilege and pleasure of working with Larry on my first WestPac cruise with RVAH-6 on the USS Ranger. Previous to the deployment, I had been in in training at AIMD in Sanford.
Larry taught me more in the short time that I worked with him then I ever learned at AIMD. Don't remember the exact date, but I recall Larry's enlistment running out after only one or two months after deployment. When he left, I had the feeling like a new parent with a sick baby after the grandparents have gone back home.
Larry, thanks to your help I learned what I needed to function effectively for RVAH-6 in the middle of nowhere, and it served me well on the remainder of the Ranger cruise and the subsequent Enterprise cruise.
Hope to be able to thank you in person at a future reunion.