Author married Miss Kitty Hawk 1970. (A side note: One Sunday, his day off, Ken was awakened by a Marine in full dress. He told him to get dressed in his Dress Blues, and he was going to be escorted to the Captain. Ken scurried to get dressed and brush his teeth, and together they walked into the hanger bay. There was a Navy Band playing, press, rows of chairs filled with high government officials from the Philippines, the US Console, Ship's Company Officers, a stage with the Captain and XO and a string of five men standing at ease. Ken was ushered to the end of the line. A big cake in the shape of The Hawk seemed to be the focal point to a very scared and confused sailor.
"Are you SN Ken LaRive?" Said the XO into the microphone... he looked directly and LaRive.
"Yes sir!" he said.
"Congratulations Ken, you just made it! You have the same birthday as The Hawk. Happy Birthday!" April 29, 1949