"We put Bill on a plane home to Nebraska from Hong Kong when his father passed. He was granted a hardship discharge as the surviving heir to the family farm. His many friends were both glad for him and also sad that we wouldn't share the rest of the cruise. He worked and played hard, and always added to any situation with an easy laugh and honest friendship. Tragically Bill Johnson died in an automobile accident near his farm in Nebraska only a short time later."
----- Doug Hise