Know all men by these presents:
NCCM (AW/SW) Roy A Rodriguez, USN ret. accepted his final assignment on Feb. 1, 2020.
Know ye, that: All denizens living and otherwise… h e is set to sail across the last meridian, between the mortal realm and beyond.
He succumbed to the effects of a terminal diagnosis complicated by his biology (he had saltwater in his veins instead of blood).
He is preceded in death (or decommission) by both his parents, favorite wife, and the USS Saipan.
He is survived by an extensive network of family and friends, including his beloved granddaughter “Baby ducks,” as well as a desire to prove you wrong.
He has stated he was privileged to serve 30 honorable years in the U.S. Navy (’69-’99). He enjoyed classic car restoration, traveling and exceeding DOD life expectancy estimates for a retired master chief.
His life was cut short, but he lived more than you ever will. If you were unfortunate enough to never meet him, his family is sorry you were never given the opportunity to find out what’s wrong with you.
Redirect your prayers to mercy for Davy Jones and send your condolences to Pahrump, NV (he’ll pick them up when he passes through).
Roy would like for you to now mind your own business and get back to work.
Information on services may be found at Grimes, and in line with his wishes, if you say you’re going to be there at 0930, don’t bother; if you’re going to show up at 0931, HOLD FAST.