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Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014

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AMERICAN SUBMARINERS

U. S. SUBMARINE VETERANS BREMERTON BASE

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

 MEMBERSHIP:  273^

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Our purpose is: "Perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country...................

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Next Event, Base Annual Picnic, Sunday, July 20th

(Posted 7-6-2014)

 

The picnic will be held the Elks Club at 1100, Sunday, July 20th. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share; salads, vegetables, fruit or desserts. 

 

A brief meeting with announcements will replace the July monthly meeting.

 

E-board meeting will precede picnic at 10 AM at the Elks.

 


 

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Fourth of July Parade, Bainbridge Island 

(Posted 7-6-2014)

 

Nine base subvets participated in the annual Bainbridge Island 4th of July parade.

 

They were: Cdr Jim DeMott, Vice Commander Steve Corcoran, SK Ralph Harris, Float Mgr Sam Swenson, Dutch and Katie Kaiser, Britta Christianson, Rudi Rimando, Joe Gavasso, and Joe Hanisko.

 


 

Annual Fireworks Sale

(Posted 7-6-2014)

 

Bremerton Base Vice Commander sends:

 

I want to thank everyone for supporting the USSVI Bremerton Base - USSVI firework sales. It has been awhile, but we closed early on the 4th as our shelves were empty. Thanks again to our fireworks manager Mike Friend and all our base members for the support this last week. Our scholarship fund and additional charities that we donate to will benefit from the sales. Thanks again!! It was a fun week.

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Steve Corcoran
P.O. Box 6216
Silverdale, WA 98315
Cell (360) 471-2704

 

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Base Treasurer sends:

 

Bremerton Base will make approx. $3267 this year. (On Fireworks Sale)

 

(Final reconciliation with TNT will occur later, and will be reported/ed )

                                                                                                         Photo by Dennis Nardone

 


 

Bremerton Base Subvets in Fathoms of Fun Parade

(Posted 6-29-2014)

Image provided by Bob Lee

 

A dozen Bremerton Base Subvets Marched in Port Orchard Fathoms of Fun Parade this past Saturday evening. Life member Sam Swenson pulled the Bonefish Float as her klaxon was sounded through Bay Street with the crowds cheering them on. 

 


 

Associate Rests His Oar

(Posted 6-25-2014)

Carl Sandquist passed away on June 24th.  He was the organizer of the project that cut our flagpoles in half and put new pipe threads on the cuts.  Ralph Harris and Dutch Kaiser solicited bids for the job and quickly found out that it is very hard to find pipe fitters with dies big enough to cut the threads.  He was also responsible for obtaining the couplings needed to fasten the cut flagpoles together for display.  He was a veteran of the aviation navy, an Aviation Boatsman Mate, which those of you who have ever served on aircraft carriers, will recognize as a very dangerous job.

Sailor rest your oar.  (obit)

 

 

 

Retired Submarine Captain Dies in Tragic Accident

(Posted 6-23-2014)

 

Red,

We lost a fellow submariner last week, June 18. CAPT David Middleton was killed in a tragic accident while visiting his brother who lives on one of the Canadian Gulf Islands. He fell while hiking around the island, struck his head and died a few hours later. Dave commanded the USS Nathan Hale and SUBASE BANGOR from about 1985-1988. He was USNA Class of 1961.

There will be a graveside memorial service at 11 AM Wed. June 25 at Forest Lawn Cemetery Bremerton.

CAPT Paul Middents USN Retired (Bremerton Base Member/ed)
 


 

Greg Fessler on Binnacle List

(Posted 6-22-2014)

 

Life Member Greg Fessler has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, liver and pancreas.  He commences  chemotherapy Tuesday.  He would appreciate his shipmates calling (360-871-2395) or emailing (gfessler@wavecable.com) him.

 

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Monthly Meetings

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  3rd Tues , 1900 (
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              (except July, Picnic, 20th)

at FRA 29, 521 National Ave, Bremerton, WA

 

2014 Calendar below, Email  Red to change
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Photos by Dennis Nardone

 

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Robert "DEX" Armstrong, After Battery Rat and Writer Extraordinaire

Revision to the Lost Boats listing (Tolling)

Have a Safe and Sane 4th of July

USSVI NATIONAL INSURANCE

Bob Bissonnette appointed Western Region Director

BOD ONLINE MEETING JUNE 2014


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BELOW ARE QUICK LINKS TO CURRENT MILITARY EVENTS

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