A Life Well Lived —


Here’s a story of a life well lived – a story of a man I am proud to have met in recent years – a story of a man who calls me “shipmate” and who I call friend.

Gene Beckstrom served aboard the USS Porterfield (DD-682) from 1943 – 1946, in the thick and heat of the South Pacific sea battles against the formidable Japanese fleet.  I served on that same ship in 1965-1966, including a tour to the waters off Vietnam where we provided Naval Gun Fire Support to the soldiers and Marines on shore. 

C lick on each page below and read Gene’s story  —-  and enjoy:

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Don Johnson – July 2015

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