We, James Simmons, Fred Binggeli and Jim Nietfeld came aboard
the USS William C. Miller on commissioning day 2 July 1943.
Upon reaching Hawaii after passing through the Panama Canal,
the three of us were transferred to the USS Anderson DD-411,
We served out the remainder of the war on this ship.
Jim and Dick Eckersall at the 2005 reunion, in Louisville, KY
Our shipmate has gone sailing on calmer seas.
We'll miss you Jim