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Bill Cooey (K4QOJ)

April 28, 2016

Recently Bill's son called me on the phone and told me Bill had become a silent key. He was a World War 2 vet and flew on Navy sea planes. He was once wounded by gun fire from a German sea plane. Years ago when I lived in Florida WE SOMETIMES HAD MULLET AND BEER, his xyl Sue, K4BDF, didn't like him to drink beer and we had to hide the beer.I have always liked beer because of my German ancestry perhaps. Sue has alsheimer's, which has no cure, but is still alive.

Contributed by: (W4ZFL)

I knew Bill when he lived in Pensacola, Florida and when he lived in Milton,Florida. (I used to live in Pensacola.) Bill was a World War two vet and was once wounded by gun fire from a German submarine in the Gulf of Mexico while he was on a Navy sea plane. According to his son, his wife Sue, K4BDF, is still living, but his alzheimer's that is advanced and will eventually be fatal.

Contributed by: (W4ZFL)

I used to go to Bill's house quite often when I lived in Pensacola. I was licensed in 1957...W4ZFL who first mentioned Bill gave me my first exposure to ham radio. Bill had an NC300 at his station and 10 M was hot all the time. He had a very positive impact on a young ham at the time

Contributed by: Jeff May (W0XV)

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