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by Keith Holman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: TREASON by Rick Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 16

TREASON by Rick Campbell

If you're like Betty and me, you'll enjoy reading Rick Campbell's books. He tells a story well. We got this note from him about his newest release. Note that Rick has routinely donated a number of copies of his books to submarine reunions, including ours. NEED YOUR HELP! Each year, I donate 3,000 bo...
by Keith Holman
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: Hotel Prices and Comparing Apples to Apples
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Hotel Prices and Comparing Apples to Apples

Or more precisely, comparing a refundable hotel rate with breakfast to others. As part of the Reunion package, we've negotiated with Ramkota Rapid City to provide rooms with a king size or 2 queen beds for 2 people for $120 plus tax. This includes the breakfast buffet for two adults with the room ea...
by Keith Holman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: 2019 Reunion attendess
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: 2019 Reunion attendess

The closest thing to a list will be pictures after the reunion. I can understand wanting to know ahead of time but some folks don't want to publicize that their house will be empty while they're out of town and other reasons for not publicly advertising their plans ahead of time. You've got to respe...
by Keith Holman
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Paul W. Middents
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Paul W. Middents

Paul W. Middents March 23, 1939 to April 19, 2018 Captain Paul W. Middents, USN Ret., 79, of Silverdale, WA, passed away peacefully in his home on April 19, 2018 after an 8 1/2 year battle with cancer. Paul was born on March 23, 1939 in Madelia, MN to Rev. L.R. and Beula (Burdick) Middents. A gradu...
by Keith Holman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: William Subalusky
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: William Subalusky

That seems to be the same man. I do know that he was in that area of the country in the mid-1980s. More recent efforts to contact him have gone unanswered though.
by Keith Holman
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Michael H Bailey
Replies: 0
Views: 528

Michael H Bailey

Michael H. Bailey, MMCS(SS), USN, Ret. (Former COB, 1973-1975) Obituary Michael Howard Bailey, 79, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Trinity Village in Hickory. Born May 14, 1939 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of the late Martha Frost Bailey and Michael Bailey. In addition to his pa...
by Keith Holman
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Plankowner Raymond L. Johnson (TM)
Replies: 0
Views: 490

Plankowner Raymond L. Johnson (TM)

Looking for anyone who might have known Raymond Johnson.
He has passed and funeral services are set for Friday, Dec 28. Looking for any info (particularly Nay related time) for use by a speaker at the funeral. Thanks!
by Keith Holman
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: 1MC
Topic: Madison Bench at Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 3511

Re: Madison Bench at Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial

Just across the Cooper RIver from Charleston lies the Cold War Submarine Memorial. We stopped there on Saturday morning to see how its changed (they've added several individual memorials since we were last there) and to see the recently-added James Madison (SSBN 627) bench. 35143588_2184247744923232...
by Keith Holman
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: 1MC
Topic: Payments with Cards?
Replies: 0
Views: 1527

Payments with Cards?

We've been approached several times about the possibility of accepting cards (credit/debit) for electronic payments instead of requiring a check for reunion reservations or memberships or ship's store items. We've done some preliminary investigations and recognize there are conveniences for the asso...
by Keith Holman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Sea Stories
Topic: Navy time vs. Civilian Time
Replies: 1
Views: 3183

Navy time vs. Civilian Time

We've finally gotten to show real progress on a couple of things like the store and the bench and its frustrating how long some things take. But then I remember some other schedules I've been subjected to. Like the refueling/missile conversion overhaul at NNS&DD in the early 80s. I arrived onboard t...
by Keith Holman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: 1MC
Topic: Madison Bench at Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial
Replies: 2
Views: 3511

Madison Bench at Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial

The bench at Patriots Point Cold War Submarine Memorial has been ordered and the deposit sent in. The monument company will likely take 3-4 more months until a suitable piece of stone is quarried. When it is ready, Charleston Subvets will be notified of a date when SSBN627 sailors are invited to par...
by Keith Holman
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Command Master Chief John E. "Jack" Ilgenfritz USN (Ret.)
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Command Master Chief John E. "Jack" Ilgenfritz USN (Ret.)

Command Master Chief John E. "Jack" Ilgenfritz, USN (Ret.) GOOSE CREEK - Command Master Chief John E "Jack" Ilgenfritz, USN RET, 71, of Goose Creek passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he was the son of the late Jerome and Anna Ilgenfritz. Jack wa...
by Keith Holman
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Retailer Salt Life Joins Efforts to turn Clamagore into Reef
Replies: 0
Views: 2767

Retailer Salt Life Joins Efforts to turn Clamagore into Reef

Retailer joins effort to turn South Carolina submarine into an artificial reef By John McDermott jmcdermott@postandcourier.com Oct 16, 2017 A division of a South Carolina clothing company has joined an effort to turn a World War II submarine on display at Patriots Point into an artificial reef off ...
by Keith Holman
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: Reunion 2019: Location Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 78987

Re: Reunion 2019: Location Planning

:smt005 After sending out all the reminders, after answering questions about how to vote, after watching the poll develop...guess who forgot to vote himself? Wouldn't have made a difference either way but sometimes I amaze myself! So here we have it...Don and Veronica, its time to get to work. Reuni...
by Keith Holman
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: Reunion 2019: Location Planning
Replies: 13
Views: 78987

Re: Reunion 2019: Location Planning

Are there just these two choices? suggestion by: Steven Bernard, Blue Crew. 1970-73 Yes, these were the only two choices put forward at the 2017 reunion with sponsors. See http://www.ussjamesmadison627.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=644 Someone must step up and agree to "sponsor" a location and be respons...