I met Roy Schnitzmeyer upon my arrival at my first duty station, Altus AFB, Oklahoma in February 1962. I was assigned to the personnel career field as was Roy. We both worked in what was known as the Consolidated Base Personnel Office (CBPO). We became good friends and were barracks roommates. His nickname of "Butch" that is on his stone was never revealed that I can remember and we all called him "Schnitz". I knew he was from Indianapolis but I can't recall his home life although I'm sure we discussed it. Our room seemed to be the place for our buddies to congregate and shoot the bull. We had many a poker and pinochle game in our room. We were young with little rank and even less money but we had a lot of fun. Three hots and a cot as they say kept us going. Schnitz and I both loved to look sharp in our uniforms and made a friendly contest out of who could spit shine their shoes to the highest gloss. I don't remember what month it was but in early 1965 Roy was transferred to Strategic Air Command Headquarters at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. He kept in touch with us by phone at work and seemed to be enjoying his new assignment. Roy was buried on June 4th, 1965 so it must have been a few days before that I received a call from someone at SAC Hqs informing us that Roy had been killed in a car accident. It was my first experience with the death of a friend and it just didn't seem possible. I've thought of Schnitz through the years and am so sorry he didn't get to experience a full life with kids and grandkids. I'm glad I found his resting place and am happy and proud to have known him.