USS Thomas J. Gary Reunion Group
5608 CR 10††
Dear Shipmate,††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† November 2013 Newsletter
††††††††††† We are starting into winter.† Today is 17 degrees and breezy, we didnít walk very far today.†
††††††††††† Due to some very generous donations, we are keeping everyone on the mailing list plus sending letter by email.† About 100 people will receive their newsletter by email and about 300 people will receive it by regular mail.† If you have an email address and received this by regular mail please email me your email address as this will save on future postage.† †Your email address will not go to anyone else.† Once in a while I email news of interest to fellow shipmates.
††††††††††† The reunion in Cleveland was a lot of fun (lots of memories at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) and attended by the following shipmates & spouses/friends:† Bill Thompson;† Bill Buttimer;† Wade Fleming;† Vilnis Pakalns;† Bob Cincar;† Jim Bennett;† Ron Day;† Fred Eichenberger;† Alan Harris;† Tom Pritikin;† Dave Gubanc;† Frank Perella;† Tom Popejoy;† Bennett Covitz;† Ken Wells;† Dick Schreiner:† Keith Edwards;† Bill Stewart.
††††††††††† New Shipmates:† Don Manzolini† RM2† 63-65;† Gerard Starks† QM† 68-69;† Don Montgomery† FT3† 58-59;† Leonard Singleton† SH2† 68-72.
††††††††††† Passed:† John Rohrbacker† Sonar† 43-46;† David Needles;† Ed Elsenhimer† RD1† 62-66† Ed was aboard with me and exemplified what a sailor should be, always squared away.
††††††††††† I still
††††††††††† I have heard that a Congressman/Senator from a southern state had introduced a bill to cover Blue Water Sailors that may have come in contact with Agent Orange.† If this affects you do some research.
††††††††††† I have
talked about a one day reunion in
June† 19-22 †2014
††††††††††† I have
contracted with the Comfort Suites North Fossil Creek†††
††††††††††† Banquet details are not complete at this time but will be in the spring newsletter.