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AMERICAN SUBMARINERS

U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE

P O. Box 465, Silverdale, WA 98383-0465

Updated: Thursday, 27 September 2012 07:24

 

Gertrude Check: Before political correctness, a  universal navy term for requesting an underwater telephone check with another boat or skimmer

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WELCOME ABOARD THREE NEW MEMBERS

(Posted  Sep 21, 2012)

 

They are Paul Lucas (Carp, Clamagore, Casmir Pulaski, Thomas A Edison), Mike Friend (Michigan, Alaska,) Larry Timby (Daniel Boone, Alabama)

 


 

BREMERTON BASE WWII SUB FORCE MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS DETERRENT PARK PROJECT DEDICATION

(Posted  Sep 21, 2012)

 

Bremerton Base will have have a special dedication for the the WWII Sub force Medal of Honor recipient's bricks installed in the park's centerpiece , the full scale replica of the FBM submarine USS Woodrow Wilson's missile deck.  It will occur at 10:30 on Saturday, 29 September.  The ceremony won't be long, but for those who may have a problem standing may want to bring a lawn chair.  Hopefully we will not need umbrellas.

 

 

SEPTEMBER MEETING BRIEF

(Posted  Sep 20, 2012)

 

The September monthly business meeting featured artist, Minnesota-based artist Charles Kapsner. He gave the members an overview of his military portrait project. The project consisting  of five 8 X 10 foot oil paintings that honor Veterans, not in any particular war, and is still in progress.

 

All of the paintings, when completed (over the next three years) will hang in the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, located just outside of Camp Ripley in central Minnesota.

 

When  complete the paintings, each depicting the contributions of the men and women who have, and are, proudly serving in our Nation's Armed Forces. The five paintings ensure that each branch is showcased-Army, Marine Corps, U.S.Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard (with a tribute to the Merchant Marine).

 

The effort and detail of Charles' work is enormous.

 

John Gardner and I can gave a very brief a review of the National Convention.  Over all very well organized and well done.  One of the best that I have been to.

 

The base is holding brief a WWII Sub Force MOH ceremony at 10:30 on /Sat, Sept 29 at Deterrent Park.  Look sharp their will pictures taken.

 


BASE CHALLENGE COINS GOING FAST

Posted  Sep 21, 2012)

 

Storekeeper Ralph Harris sold about 60 of the 100 base challenge coins .They are special with a lot of detail on the logo side and room for unique etching on the back side. Ralph also sells them at Soup Down. Call Ralph @ 360-876-0830.

 

 


 

 

BREMERTON  BASE PRESENTED WITH GOLDEN ANCHOR AWARD, AND PUGET SOUNDINGS WALKS AWAY WITH BEST NEWSLETTER

(Posted  Sep 17, 2012)

 

At the national business meeting held on Saturday Morning, the class 1 (greater than 125 members) base, was awarded the best newsletter thanks to Sam Swenson's dedication to duty.

 

That evening at the banquet, and surprised, I had the privilege of accepting  the 2012 Golden Anchor Award for the Base.  All can take pride in this award especially the base officials that have served the last couple years.

 


 

National group disbands but local sub vets keep on

By Jennifer McDermott
Publication: The Day

(Posted  Sep 17, 2012)


Local U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II chapter to change name

The submarine veterans of World War II have seen this coming for a long time.

At their national convention this month, 62 veterans attended where thousands used to go.

The U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II disbanded at the end of its convention Sept. 7 in Norfolk, Va. Local chapters now must decide whether to continue operating under another name or to dissolve as well.

Last week in Groton, J. "Deen" Brown announced to his fellow WWII submarine veterans that the Thames River Chapter has a new name.

"Eastern USA Chapter U.S. Submarine Veterans of WWII," he told members before their monthly luncheon at the U.S. Submarine Veterans clubhouse.

"We simply have to face the fact that we're all getting older and, as we do so, eventually we simply cannot remain a viable national organization," said Brown, 90, of Oakdale.

Walter "Gus" Kraus, the last national president, said the veterans who wanted to keep the national group going "until the last man is gone" prevailed in a vote three years ago. Two years ago, the vote was split. 
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Deterrent Park Paver Installation

(Posted Sep 20, 2012)

 

The semiannual installation of Paver Donations for Deterrent Park's (NKB BANGOR) in the full scale replica of the USS WOODROW WILSON (SSBN 624) submarine topside missile deck will be in early October, 2012

We have 16 to install.  Below is an image of last install.  Note pavers will weather and appear uniform in 2 to 3 years, except for the MOH's.  All are  lasting mementos.

 

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Monthly Meetings, 3rd Tue, 1900 at

FRA 29

521 National Ave, Bremerton,

 

 

Vice Commanders' Corner

 

I am continuing to look for meeting speakers.  Especially into the new year.

 

Current Sked:

Oct  -  Active Duty Member John Perkins

Nov -  WWII Subvet Paul Christofferson

 

The E-board is looking into a daytime breakfast or lunch monthly meeting in Feb.

 

Please let me know if you have any ideas on improving our base in all aspects.

 

V/R

 

 Steve Corcoran

 Vice Commander

  360-471-2704

 

Soup Down 

   (8-24-2012 Moon Dogs Too, Port Orchard) Clcik for Soup Down Info    Photos by Don Bassler

 

 

So you want to be a Snow Bird and enjoy a beautiful winter in Yuma, AZ. Rent this neat park model home, completely furnished for $750/month. There is a three month minimum. Bring your soul mate, your clothes, car, or fly into Yuma Airport. You could rent a car or buy one.

Call SubVet Ervin Schmidt at 425-265-1022 or write to Ervin Schmidt. 520 112th St, SW, Apt 246, Everett, WA 98204.

If you are down in Yuma, AZ and would like to biew our park model, call Shipmate Al Durkee at 928-342-368

 

 

 

 

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