Our shipmate, Frank Houghton, departed on Eternal Patrol on June 2, 2011. Frank had been gravely ill with an extremely dangerous infection for the past few weeks. He fought a long and very hard uphill battle but his body could not fight off the invasive infection, even with all the antibiotics that was being introduced. Larry Oiler and I paid our repects and attended Frank's wake. It was very eveident, because of the huge number of organizations and individuals, that attended, Frank was very involved with in Veterans Affairs and was well liked by a lot of people. Frank would have been very happy to see all the people there for him.
Frank had always wanted to be buried at Arlington and arrangements have been made for this to happen.