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Name: Paul R. Ogg
Date: 5/27/2015
Comments: PLAN OF THE DAY LONG BEACH, CA 11 – 16 AUGUST 2015 TENTATIVE TUESDAY, 11 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 1000 Tour Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, Bridges and The Korean Bell 1800 Get Acquainted Dinner WEDNESDAY, 12 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 0930 San Juan Capistrano Tour 1000 Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills TBA Sleepover Onboard USS IOWA THURSDAY, 13 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open TBA Executive Board Meeting Onboard USS IOWA 0900 Santa Catalina Island Adventure 0900 Nixon Library Tour FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 1000 Big Red Bus Coastal Tour SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 0900 Crews Meeting 0900 Princess Dinah High Tea 0900 Queen Mary Glory Days Tour 1800 Social Hour 1845 Memorial Service 1900 Dinner SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST 2015 Reunion Completed, members depart. 1. People with special diet restrictions should contact the hotel staff. 2. Tours onboard IOWA are controlled by PBC. PLAN OF THE DAY LONG BEACH, CA 11 – 16 AUGUST 2015 TENTATIVE TUESDAY, 11 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 1000 Tour Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, Bridges and The Korean Bell 1800 Get Acquainted Dinner WEDNESDAY, 12 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 0930 San Juan Capistrano Tour 1000 Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills TBA Sleepover Onboard USS IOWA THURSDAY, 13 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open TBA Executive Board Meeting Onboard USS IOWA 0900 Santa Catalina Island Adventure 0900 Nixon Library Tour FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 1000 Big Red Bus Coastal Tour SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 0900 Crews Meeting 0900 Princess Dinah High Tea 0900 Queen Mary Glory Days Tour 1800 Social Hour 1845 Memorial Service 1900 Dinner SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST 2015 Reunion Completed, members depart. 1. People with special diet restrictions should contact the hotel staff. 2. Tours onboard IOWA are controlled by PBC. PLAN OF THE DAY LONG BEACH, CA 11 – 16 AUGUST 2015 TENTATIVE TUESDAY, 11 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 1000 Tour Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors, Bridges and The Korean Bell 1800 Get Acquainted Dinner WEDNESDAY, 12 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 0930 San Juan Capistrano Tour 1000 Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills TBA Sleepover Onboard USS IOWA THURSDAY, 13 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open TBA Executive Board Meeting Onboard USS IOWA 0900 Santa Catalina Island Adventure 0900 Nixon Library Tour FRIDAY, 14 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 1000 Big Red Bus Coastal Tour SATURDAY, 15 AUGUST 2015 TBA Registration Open TBA Hospitality Room Open TBA Ships Store Open 0900 Crews Meeting 0900 Princess Dinah High Tea 0900 Queen Mary Glory Days Tour 1800 Social Hour 1845 Memorial Service 1900 Dinner SUNDAY, 16 AUGUST 2015 Reunion Completed, members depart. 1. People with special diet restrictions should contact the hotel staff. 2. Tours onboard IOWA are controlled by PBC.
 
 
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
 
 
Name: John E. Schultz - Association Webmaster
Date: 1/19/2015
Comments: The information for the 2015 reunion has been posted to the web-site!
 
 
Name: Bryan Moss
Date: 1/13/2015
Comments: Reservation Phone Number: 877-342-0742 Here is your booking link. Use Group Code USS0815 USS Iowa ~ Queen Mary Reservations Have a great day! QUEEN MARY HOTEL Dates: Tuesday, August 11 – Saturday, August 15, 2015 Room Type Rate Rate Including Tax Number of Rooms Available Inside King $100 $115.00 19 Inside 2 Twins $100 $115.10 23 Standard Stateroom $100 $115.10 43 Deluxe King Port $119 $137.00 36 Deluxe Twin $119 $137.00 32 Deluxe King Harbor $119 $137.00 79 Family King & Twin $159 $183.00 22 Family 2 Queens $159 $183.00 21 Mini Suite $159 $183.00 7 Full Suite $309 $355.66 8 Rates are 1 or 2 people. Rate is good 3 days prior to and after the reunion.
 
 
Name: Timothy west
Date: 1/3/2015
Comments: I was interested to see the posting regarding the July 1986 celebrations in New York. I was serving on HMS Sirius.
 
 
Name: Manny "C"...T-Division...'51 - '54
Date: 12/31/2014
Comments: Here's wishing each and everyone of my Iowa AShipmates & their families a VERY Happy & Healthy New Year. God Bless America and All of our Military Veterans.
 
 
Name: Manny "C"...T-Division...'51 - '54
Date: 12/31/2014
Comments: Here's wishing each and everyone of my Iowa AShipmates & their families a VERY Happy & Healthy New Year. God Bless America and All of our Military Veterans.
 
 
Name: Manny "C"..T-Division..'51 - '54
Date: 12/19/2014
Comments: Shipmates..we lost a DEAR Friend of mine..ex Korea Vet..Ric barbosa..FA Div..Pease, hold him & his wife Norma and their family in you prayers?...I attemped to post this information a couple of days ago, but...Hopefully THIS time it will take..God Bless ALL of the Iowa Shipmates and their families...may Ric rest in peace...??..!!!
 
 
Name: Save 270 Project
Date: 12/11/2014
Comments: Information in the Newsletter concerning donations to the Save 270 Project has been changed for convenience. Please make payment to: Pacific Battleship Center and designate it as "restricted for use by IVA #270 Gun Barrel Project. This will ensure PBC places your donation into our fund account.
 
 
Name: PIACUN,LEON L.
Date: 12/3/2014
Comments: my date of retirement is January 5th.1968. please correct this mistake.
 
 
Name: MARK S. GUSTAFSON
Date: 11/27/2014
Comments: HAPPY THANKSGIVING SHIPMATES ....HOPE TO SEE YOU IN LONG BEACH IN AUGUST ....WILL NE A GREAT TIME AND GOING ON BOARD IOWA BB61 ...
 
 
Name: SHIP STORE
Date: 11/10/2014
Comments: Happy 239th Birthday MARINES! OORAH and SEMPER NAVY
 
 
Name: Bryan Moss
Date: 10/25/2014
Comments: Heads UP: The Reunion hotel is going to be The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Reunion dates 08/11/15 thru 08/15/15. Further information will be coming soon. Fair Winds & Following Seas
 
 
Name: Ken Leff, #270 Chairman
Date: 9/29/2014
Comments: At the Boise reunion we kicked off the "Gun Barrel #270" project. We are going to raise funding to move an original USS Iowa gun barrel from the St. Juliens Creek Facility in Chesapeake, VA to Iowa Point, Naval Station Norfolk, VA. Our goal is $150,000 to cover the move, cradle rest, information display and landscaping. #270 is a historical WWII and Korea veteran, originally placed in T-1 Left in 1942. She remained there until 1955. This barrel will not go to scrap, it belongs at Iowa Point to honor our fallen 47 and demonstrate to all who visit Iowa Point the incredible size of #270 and the massive power USS Iowa presented. Shipmates and friends, we need your support! For information: KENL636@hotmail.com Thank you
 
 
Name: Ken Leff, #270 Chairman
Date: 9/29/2014
Comments: At the Boise reunion we kicked off the "Gun Barrel #270" project. We are going to raise funding to move an original USS Iowa gun barrel from the St. Juliens Creek Facility in Chesapeake, VA to Iowa Point, Naval Station Norfolk, VA. Our goal is $150,000 to cover the move, cradle rest, information display and landscaping. #270 is a historical WWII and Korea veteran, originally placed in T-1 Left in 1942. She remained there until 1955. This barrel will not go to scrap, it belongs at Iowa Point to honor our fallen 47 and demonstrate to all who visit Iowa Point the incredible size of #270 and the massive power USS Iowa presented. Shipmates and friends, we need your support! For information: KENL636@hotmail.com Thank you
 
 
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.
 

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