I met Steve in second grade. Like any red-blooded American girl would, I fell instantly in love with him. I spent grades 4-6 planning my wedding to him and writing in my diary "Andra Redd, Mrs. Andra Redd, Andra Lynn Redd". I think my best friend (Rebecca Reed Davis) and I almost came to fisticuffs over our mutual Steven love at times :) Although our love affair was ill-fated, our friendship was not. Steve has remained my friend for 30 years. The last time we spoke, we had a particularly good conversation and gratefully, we both said how much we appreciated our life-long friendship. I am honored to have known a man full of such integrity, humor, and kindness. I have always been inspired by how fully he lived life, the passion he felt for our country, and the humor and compassion with which he lived his life. I am grateful for his service to our country. I will miss my childhood friend dearly. However, I know for certain that the thought of his smile will bring me happiness for the rest of my life. Godspeed my sweet friend.