It is with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of one of my shipmates...William (Bill) Parsons 74 of Sunbury, PA resided in VA Beach, VA passed peacefully at home with family on 3/04/2020. He proudly served 22 years in the USN, retired in 1986 a Senior Chief STGCS upon USS John R. Perry(64-65), USS MacDonough(65-68), USS Strong(70-71), USS Josephus Daniels(75-79).
"Senior Chief you stand relieved… We have the watch..."
"Boatswain… Standby to pipe the side...Shipmate's going Ashore…"
Lee Damicone, RD1
USS John R. Perry (DE-1034)