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Name: Paul Mackey
Date: 1/18/2016
Comments: Plans are made for the 27th Memorial in Virginia Place Best Western 1307atlantic ave Virginia beach Va23451 PHONE 757 428 2828 1 800 233 0131 Dates April16 -April20 $95per night+ tax Reservations must be made by March 25th You have to let them know your with the uss Iowa group Complimentary breakfast in their restaurant every day Golf outing is being headed up by Tad Martin Had a great time last year at it lots of laughs and a perfect day More information will be posted soon
 
 
Name: paul mackey
Date: 1/8/2016
Comments: We lost another great shipmate on 4 jan 2016.Our past president John J Lapotasky left this world with his family by his side he will be missed by many. His services will be held in Manville nj on jan 8 my wife and i will be attending
 
 
Name: Donald Callahan
Date: 12/25/2015
Comments: Just wanted to wish all my shipmates a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From 1984 6th and 4th Div. Thanks for the memories God Bless and keep you all
 
 
Name: Paul R. Ogg
Date: 8/30/2015
Comments: Another successful reunion has been completed in Long Beach, CA. Thanks to all that participated, it was not without some challenges. Especially want to thank Marty and Zienna Palmiere for their work in the Hospitality Room. Next year we are off to Providence/Warwick, RI. Look forward to seeing all the East Coast members there. Dates are August 17 - 21.
 
 
Name: Dick Blair
Date: 8/20/2015
Comments: Shipmates look closely at your Queen Mary Bill. Seems some of us were charged different Amounts (LB Tourism Tax)(L.A.Tourism Tax)(Room Occupancy Tax)???? and we all were Charged the Waived (Facility Fee) Plus other discrepencys? One buddy was charged and Extra Day? Brought to my attention!!!!!!
 
 
Name: Paul R. Ogg
Date: 7/24/2015
Comments: Queen Mary Rooms. The room block has been returned to the Queen Mary. If you get any inquiries about rooms please refer them to Valli O'Donnell 562-756-1698 or 562-499-1662. She is busy but have them leave a message and she will do her best to get them a reservation at the contracted rate. Thanks. Any questions call me at 360-908-4856. Paul Ogg
 
 
Name: Bret Riddle
Date: 7/9/2015
Comments: My grandfather, Leon A Riddle, served aboard the USS Iowa (BB-61) on the cruise to Scotland in 1957. If anyone could possibly point me in the right direction to find out how long he did serve aboard this ship, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
 
 
Name: Paul R. Ogg
Date: 5/27/2015
Comments: PLAN OF THE DAY has been posted to the web-site. Please click the Reunion 2015 Info link at the top of the page to check it out!
 
 
Name: John Schultz
Date: 5/6/2015
Comments: Passing of RM2(SW) L. Scott Davidson - OC Division - 1980's crew - USS IOWA(BB-61) All, It is with heavy hear that I must pass on the news that RM2(SW) Scott Davidson passed last Thursday. His brother Douglas informed me today of his passing and that he's being buried in Culpepper National Cemetary in Virginia. As most of you on this email were (and are) - Scott was my friend. He was a shipmate. and he was my brother. Scott always had a smile on his face and helped me through several of life's problems at that young age. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Scott's presence on this planet will be missed. Your Shipmate John E. Schultz, RM1(SW), USNR
 
 
Name: Paul R. Ogg
Date: 4/22/2015
Comments: The snail mail Reunion Information and Registration Form are on the street. Fill yours out and reserve your spot in Long Beach.
 
 
Name: Ronald Kilbury
Date: 4/19/2015
Comments: God bless all our shipmates on this day.
 
 
Name: Steve Anderson
Date: 4/19/2015
Comments: Toady, I will hoist a glass in honor of my friends and shipmates.
 
 
Name: #270 Gun Barrel Project
Date: 4/6/2015
Comments: #270 Gun Barrel Project has recently been posted at gofundme.com/r8rj2y8 hope you look at this and spread the word - time is running out.
 
 
Name: paul mackey
Date: 2/12/2015
Comments: PLANS ARE MADE FOR THE 26TH MEMORIAL SERVICE IN Va HOTEL INFO PHONE 1800 437 2497 DATES 16 APR - 20APR LOCATION 1211 ATLANTIC AVE VA BEACH VA 23451 SURFSIDE OCEANFRONT INN PRICE $107 PER NIGHT CCOMPLIMENTARY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, INDOOR HEATED POOL,FITNESS ROOM ,HOSPITALITY ROOM AND A CHANCE TO GET TO GET CAUGHT UP AND SEE YOUR POO LD SHIPMATES APR 19TH @0955 WILL BE THE MEMORIAL SERVICE @IOWA POINT FEEL FREE TO CONTACT MYSELF 908 319 5537 OR KATHY HARTWIG KUBINICA 216 570 9748 PLEASE LET KATHY KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TOO SPEAK @THE SERVICE
 

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