When I was a soldier in the army,I knew a fellow named Dave Bean. It was 1966, we were training in AIT at Ft. McClellan, Alabama. I believe that Dave told me that he was from San Francisco. Before entering the army he had traveled through Europe and with a companion, had hitchhiked down through Africa ending up in India. In India both he and his friend came down with Amoebic Dysentery. Dave recovered, but his friend unfortunately died. An additional story is that he apparently had an uncle in the shipping industry, his ships plying the Atlantic. I last saw Dave in September of 1966. He probably was born around 1942, give or take a few years. I never saw him again. I would love to hear from him. If you recognize your Dave Bean as the same man who had this interesting history, would you contact me. Thanks so much.