Itís a long way from Sherman, Texas to Tokyo Bay, but when Billy McKinney became a tin can sailor on a destroyer in World War 2 that was his destination, although didnít know it when he joined the U. S. Navy in 1942. En route, he served as machinist mate on a navy repair ship in the South Pacific, and then on the USS Wren
, a newly commissioned Fletcher class destroyer. It was long journey, but an interesting one. Billy McKinney died in August 2011.