Saw a Doc down at Mass General last week and he said that is the way they are looking at PLS now. PLS is just a type ALS, it was an interesting conversation. When where you on DDG-9, had a good friend that was on the from 79 to 82, he was an EW. Eddie Lopez, great guy. Did both coasts, only one ship out west, USS Rainier AOE-7 out of Bermerton, good ship. Of course they all were.
Sorry to hear about things, I guess that is the lucky side of PLS the glide slope isn't that steep. What part of the Navy were you? I was enlisted, spent the last 12 as Command Master Chief, last tour out on DG. Before that was an EW and spent most of my time on ships.