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AMERICAN SUBMARINERS

U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE

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

Updated: Friday, 05 October 2012 09:44

 

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BASE COMMANDER LEADS MEDAL OF HONOR PROJECT DEDICATION

(Posted  Sep 30, 2012)

Photos by Wayne Sieckowski

 

USSVI Bremerton Base Commander Jim DeMott led other members in a base Medal of Honor (MOH) Project dedication ceremony he organized on Saturday morning, September 29th at Deterrent Park, NBK, Bangor.

 

Over 30, consisting of members, family and guests, attended.

 

 

The military style ceremony was commenced with a parading of colors on to the missile deck of the full scale replica of the topside of the USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) to a unique engraved brick presentation that honors the seven WWII Submarine Force Medal of Honor recipients. Then the Pledge of Allegiance was conducted.

 

 

After an invocation by base Chaplain Fred Borgmann, past base commanders Dave Niemy and Don Bassler gave short remarks describing the history of the Medal of Honor and the creation of this project, respectively.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim then conducted the dedication with 3 sideboys, Sam Swenson, Mike Sullivan and Steve Corcoran, saluting over each MOH recipient's brick as he read their MOH certificate. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retiring of the colors concluded the ceremony.

 


 

BREMERTON BASE LIFE MEMBER IN RECOVERY

(Posted  Sep 30, 2012)

 

Life member George Pfost is in recovery at Ridgemont Terrace in Port Orchard.  George suffered a knee problem which got complicated with a prostate infection.

 


 

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)

 


 

SEPTEMBER MEETING BRIEF

 

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

(Updated Sep 29, 2012)

 

Storekeeper Ralph Harris sold 67 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

( 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.

 

 

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 

   (9-28-2012 Red robin, Silverdale)

    Photos by Don Bassler

 

 

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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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