My Elmer, mentor, friend Richard Welke, W4OPG, of Mooresville, North Carolina, silent key on April 29, 2019. World War 2 combat veteran, 100th Division, 399th Infantry, Company G. Richard and my father, Samuel Jones, K1JEO (SK May, 1990) met while under fire in November 1944, and remained friends for many years. Richard helped me get my first Ham ticket. It was a privilege to know him. He will be greatly missed.