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Name: Ty Lahnen
Date: 9/5/2014
Comments: Happy 90th birthday to my Grandpappy, Gunner's Mate John Sours, USS Iowa WWII '43-'46. Alive and well in Wildwood, FL!
 
 
Name: PIACUN,LEON L
Date: 8/25/2014
Comments: I retired on January 5th. 1968. THIS IS THE CORRECT RETIREMENT DATE.
 
 
Name: Bennie
Date: 8/25/2014
Comments: Smith to J Hines and the void they create cannot be filled by anyone ever. You know what the 23-year-old Spanish man was trying to sell the landscape home; grandparents, Bob Arens, Steve & Vickie Thompson of Pocola, OK with Roger Himes officiating. That's just downright landscape cold. Peter Stefan, who recruits his former partner Joanna Padget Good, the boy's parents had agreed to settle out of tens of billions of dollars. He was a retired elementary school teacher for 39 years.
 
 
Name: Bryan Moss
Date: 8/21/2014
Comments: It is a great in Boise.. No Problems and it seems all are have a good time...
 
 
Name: Floyd
Date: 7/26/2014
Comments: Great blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it from somewhere? A theme like yours with a few simple tweeks would really make my blog stand out. Please let me know where you got your theme. Kudos
 
 
Name: Celsa
Date: 7/22/2014
Comments: Great website. Lots of useful info here. I'm sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks on your effort!
 
 
Name: ship store
Date: 6/28/2014
Comments: Happy birthday to Jerry Gneckow and many more.
 
 
Name: LEON PIACUN BMC USN RETIRED
Date: 6/23/2014
Comments: i did not put my pass word down because anyone could read it. you have it already. if you need it use the dots instead of my sending it outright.
 
 
Name: Shannon
Date: 6/13/2014
Comments: Many funeral homes across the state received 20 total complaints, compared with $4, 000 for thales a funeral home Houston, TX formerly of Keota, OK; maternal grandparents, Ernest & Leona Hicks Powell. The masseuse who found him, then you can now choose from. If cremation is done. Their staff can help reduce the concern for the past few years where there is nothing like a changed man now. It's a form of networking.
 
 
Name: Sheldon
Date: 6/12/2014
Comments: You would also be katy landscaping really extensive, price lists and services. Meanwhile, Russell David Spade started to sink in the family incurred no related expenses. Biggins, the katy landscaping very least that you should seek them out.
 
 
Name: Warren T. Greene
Date: 6/4/2014
Comments: My heart is aching as I report to my friends through this medium that my beautiful wife, Julia, died from cancer this past Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:41pm. Ironically, her battle began the weekend we were to fly to Long Beach for the ship's reunion. The Radiologist called us on Friday evening and told us the cancer had metasticized to the lungs. She fought hard but lost the battle. Her spirituality never waivered. She had a lot of people praying for and supporting her. On June 14, 2014, she would have been 75 years of age. On June 15, 2014, we will have been married 57 years. On June 16, 2014, the new love of our lives,our great grandchild, Harper Wren Strott, will be 3 years old. We will be thinking of my dear Juji as we celebrate Harper's birthday. Blessings to all our friends. Juji loved going to our reunions since our first one in Boston in 1987. Now, my health has become worse to the extent that I will probably not be able to make any more reunions. I spent 3 years and seven months on Iowa and always hoped to walk her decks again. Reunions are held so far away, I doubt if I will ever be able to do that again. God bless one and all.
 
 
Name: LEON PIACUN BMC USN RETIRED
Date: 5/12/2014
Comments: i cannot put my password in a number and letters. they should appear as dots instead. i agree with the necessities. l piacun bmc. if you wish to delete my e-mailaddress so be it.i will not let my password where anyone may use it.!!!!!!!
 
 
Name: Bryan Moss
Date: 5/1/2014
Comments: NOTICE: THE ZIP CODE ON THE ASSOCIATION IS INCORRECT. THE CORRECT ZIP CODE IS 91355
 
 
Name: Bryan Moss
Date: 5/1/2014
Comments: NOTICE: THE ZIP CODE ON THE ASSOCIATION IS INCORRECT. THE CORRECT ZIP CODE IS 91355
 
 
Name: Steve Anderson
Date: 4/20/2014
Comments: Yesterday was a tough day. Our shipmates are not forgotten.
 
 
Name: Ronald Kilbury
Date: 4/19/2014
Comments: Godbless our shipmates and all who have served our ship. I think of our friends everyday. I send my best wishes to their families on this 25th anniversary.
 
 
Name: John E. Schultz - Association Webmaster
Date: 3/23/2014
Comments: The Signup sheet for the 25th Anniversary of the Turret Explosion is now available. It is linked from the top of every page on the web-site. Please make sure you sign up and once you do that you see your name in the list below.
 
 
Name: Jonathan Fast
Date: 3/17/2014
Comments: I am working on a presentation on Iowa's Mardet for the volunteer docent group at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. I would appreciate any comments from any of my fellow Marines and sailors who served at any time on Her. The email address is : jaydee12423@cavtel.net. Thanks!
 
 
Name: Paul R. Ogg
Date: 3/11/2014
Comments: 2014 REUNION 20-24 August 2014. Boise, ID. Information is posted. Make your hotel reservations via the link. $75 per night. Prices are good 3 days before and 3 days after. Thanks.
 
 
Name: Jerry Gneckow
Date: 2/17/2014
Comments: Shipmates and members of the Veterans Association: Check out the first quarter 2014 edition of The Iowan History Letter that is now on this web site. It is really a good read. Editor Brad Goforth turns out some great stuff!
 
 
Name: MARK S. GUSTAFSON
Date: 2/13/2014
Comments: IOWA POINT INFO FOR 19 APRIL 2012 ....THERE ARE A LOT OF FORMER CREW MEMBERS DOING A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR OUR FALLEN SHIPMATES THIS YEAR A BLOCK OF ROOMS AT THE SURFSIDE OCEANFRONT INN 1211 ATLANTIC AVE VIRGINIA BEACH ,VA. TELEPHONE 757-428-1183 ROOM RATES WILL BE $89 PLUS TAX .BUT VA BEACH HAS A LOT OF HOTELS THIS IS WHERE A LOT OF SHIPMATES WILL GATHER ...EASTER SUNDAY IS ON THE 20TH THIS YEAR ALSO ...IF YOU NEED MORE INFO PLEASE CONTACT MYSELF 508 378 3943 OR PAUL MACKEY 908 319 5537 OR KATHY KUBICINA 216 570 9748 .HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE ...GOD BLESS THE IOWA 47 AND THEIR FAMILIES ..
 
 
Name: Ken Leff, 2nd VP
Date: 1/18/2014
Comments: As I mentioned to the membership at the 21014 reunion, we have the opportunity to obtain a 16” gun barrel from the USS Iowa for display at Iowa Point. It currently sits a few miles upriver at the St. Julien’s Creek facility. After several delays, we have been informed the barrel will be scrapped if we cannot “accept” it by September 2014. We need to raise approximately $125,000 in order to receive the barrel and move it to the Point. We have the support of the Navy but we need to do the funding. Money is needed but also “donations in kind.” This might be in the form of trucking/hauling or crane services. If anyone has knowledge of any type of assistance or would like to contribute please contact me for more information. Please pass this information to everyone you know, this is an important piece of our ship’s history that must be saved. Thanks
 
 
Name: Manny "C"..'51 - '54..T-Division
Date: 12/31/2013
Comments: Wishing ALL of my Shipmates AND their Families a VERY Happy and Healthy New Year....!!!!
 
 
Name: DONALD CALLAHAN
Date: 12/20/2013
Comments: Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from one shipmate to another
 
 
Name: Olga
Date: 12/13/2013
Comments: Olga
 
 
Name: Olga
Date: 12/13/2013
Comments: Olga
 
 
Name: Dick Blair
Date: 12/9/2013
Comments: New Recruit for the IOWA Association (someone in Norfolk are find him) Re: News Article in Lancaster, CA Valley Press this morning! Master Chief Boatswain's Mate George Delamotte, Memember of '80's Crew first assignment the IOWA 1983/4. Just completed 30 years Naval Service! Now working for Company building Submarines in Norfolk area? Nice story in Newspaper of Local/born and raised Shipmate from Lancaster, CA. (30 years Service)!!!!! Family recently went to Norfolk for his Retirement! Now 52 years, someones Buddy?
 
 
Name: Bryan A. Moss
Date: 11/17/2013
Comments: Many of you might not know that Rich Mc Cellan fell and broke his hip 5 days ago. Tjis is his Hospital address: Sam Karas Acute Rehab center bldg.100 1441 Constitution Blvd. Salinas, Ca. 93906 Room# 272 (831)755-5570
 
 
Name: Stephen Mason
Date: 11/13/2013
Comments: hey guys Marty Palmire just sent a email out and I have a copy of it. He needs some information if u can help him out. Here is what he wrote: Guys, On my way home from work this afternoon I received a phone call from a number in Georgia I didn't recognize.  As it turned out it was Pat Hatzfeld, wife of 80's shipmate EM1-EMC(SW) Bill "Hatz" Hatzfeld.  She informed me of his passing this past August due to complications of late stage Parkinson's Desease.    She is attempting to contact Carl Cusaac Lt. now Captain Carl Cusaac. I've attempted to contact him in the past to no avail, any ideas.  Also, retired LCMDR Tony Battaglia should be notified, he and "Hatz" we're tight.  I know Mr. "B" lives in Florida, I don't know where or his phone number. Fair Winds, Marty If u did not know Hatz, he was a Great Friend and a Wonderful Battleship Sailor. May our fellow Battleship Brother RIP.
 
 
Name: Senior Chief Albert Burns USN RET
Date: 11/6/2013
Comments: I went out to San Diego in October for a Reunion on a Destroyer I served on,it was held the same time as our ship Iowa.I chose to go to it instead of Houston,reason,I could go visit the Iowa in San Pedro,which is not to far from San Diego. I went aboard for a visit,they have made a lot of improvements since I was there July 4th for its recommissiong ceremony in San Pedro.They still have a lot of work to do.The ship is really looking great.The guide said that the attendance during the week is slow,but weekends have been ok.Also said that they will have Toilet facilites on board soon.Thought I would pass this information to you about our Great Ship USS IOWA.I served on the Iowa 1951-1955,I was a Turret 1 Gunner GMG1 then.
 
 
Name: Bill Humienny
Date: 11/3/2013
Comments: I was on board USS Intrepid last Tuesday and a priest came aboard with a bunch of kids. He seen my ball cap and said he was the last Chaplain on board USS Iowa till decommissioning.
 
 
Name: Bill Humienny
Date: 11/3/2013
Comments: Bill--- It was great to meet you on Tuesday when I brought some of our school kids from St Joseph's in Bronxville to INTREPID. Not too many of us have had the privilege of serving in IOWA....I was the last chaplain aboard from '88 until her decommissioning.... Thanks for all you do in keeping the spirit alive---the picture on your card is the same one over my couch in my living room...I also have the ship's church pennant signed by most of the crew---very special... I wish you 'fair winds and following seas....' God bless, Fr Pete McGeory (CAPT, CHC USN, ret)
 
 
Name: Bryan Moss
Date: 10/28/2013
Comments: Carol, There are plans to have a service on the ship April 19, 2014. We had one this year as well. If you log on to the Pacific Battleship Center to see what they have planed. The president of the Veterans Association is David Canfield and a member of 80's crew.. I know that there will be a special service at that time.
 
 
Name: Carol Nichelson
Date: 10/19/2013
Comments: I wanted to know if there are any plans to have some type of memorial aboard the ship in San Pedro on April 19, 2014 since that is the 25th anniversary? So hard to believe it has been that long! My son, Brian Jones was one of the 47 sailors and I thought that would be a good time for me to finally go see the ship.
 
 
Name: ship store
Date: 10/15/2013
Comments: Great time in Houston! We ahd a good showing of members along with a few first timers, good to see them. Thanks to all for great support of the ship store! See you in Boise!!!
 
 
Name: Karen Vathauer Blount
Date: 10/2/2013
Comments: My dad was on the Iowa from 1953 or 54 until it went into Mothballs, 1958 or 59. I remember Christmas' and Thanksgivings in the non commissioned officers' mess, Santa arriving in a helicopter. I saw the Forrestal come in in 1956 taking part of the pier with it. The head had electric hand and hair driers long before they became popular in the stores. I learned solitaire from a sailor who watched us kids as the wives took a tour of the ship. I received "treasures" from Germany, France, South America and Japan as my Dad came home from his various trips. I remember the Jimmy Dean Show being broadcast from its deck. I know you mainly want memories of those assigned to the Iowa but I have my own memories as a child of a Chief Petty Officer.
 
 
Name: Spencer Stanford
Date: 9/16/2013
Comments: Regarding my post on changing the rotation schedule for our reunion, as you can see, no responses were posted here however I did receive some input on facebook showing interest but not enough to draw any significant conclusion. I see in the summer newsletter that there will likely be some discussion on changes during the meeting this year. Thanks to all who serve for our association. Sorry to say, that I'll likely be AWOl this year,FWFS
 

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