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Name: Steve Rolph
Date: 5/11/2016
Comments: Just tried to register at Crowne Plaza in Warwick for reunion and no rooms are available. Is there a designated overflow hotel with a discount?
Name: MAC(SW) Cliff Holt RET.
Date: 4/19/2016
Comments: To my fallen shipmates, a beer has been poured for you. Such a long time has passed and a tear still comes to my eyes each year. RIP my friends.
Name: Ronald Kilbury
Date: 4/19/2016
Comments: I visited the ship in March this year. She is looking great. God bless our ship and shipmates on this day.
Name: Steve Anderson
Date: 4/19/2016
Comments: Salute to our brothers. Gone but not forgotten.
Name: Randall Jacques
Date: 3/2/2016
Comments: Could someone tell me what billet LTjg Buch had before he died? I recall meeting a LTjg who was the OOD when me and my fellow A-Division members visited the USS Iowa while my ship, the USS Wisconsin was also in port in Norfolk. The jg I met was a legal officer.
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!

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