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by Keith Holman
Thu May 25, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: How to Send an email through the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 28

How to Send an email through the forum

It can be done and there are multiple paths to get there, but it does have some limitations which I'll try to address as we go through. First you have to be registered and logged in here which should show you this: http://www.ussjamesmadison627.com/images/627_howto/Untitled1.png Then scroll ALL the ...
by Keith Holman
Mon May 22, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: 2019 and Future Reunions
Replies: 0
Views: 33

2019 and Future Reunions

It was decided by the membership in attendance that future reunion locations will require that an individual (or team) to take responsibility for the planning and arrangements of the reunion be included in order to put forward a location to be considered for voting. Example: If a member wishes to pr...
by Keith Holman
Mon May 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: 1MC
Topic: Election of New Officers 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Election of New Officers 2017

During the business meeting held at the 2017 reunion, elections for board positions were held in accordance with our by-laws. Our new board is: Keith Holman, President George Gross, Vice-president Don Hix, Treasurer Sam Walton, Secretary Many thanks to outgoing association vice-President, J.R. (Bob)...
by Keith Holman
Mon May 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: 1MC
Topic: MADISON SHIPS STORE
Replies: 1
Views: 1343

Re: MADISON SHIPS STORE

Update on the Madison Store. At the 2017 Reunion, Russ Brentnell (80-84 Gold) volunteered to take over the Ships' Store following GIl's request to be relieved. To facilitate turnover and to prepare some changes in merchandise mix and pricing, the ships store will be closed for the coming weeks. Stay...
by Keith Holman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: 1MC
Topic: Declassification and the Madison
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: Declassification and the Madison

It has been suggested that if you choose to speak to anyone about happenings of those days in 74 "I wouldn't give interview to anyone without the Navy telling me (in writing) that I could."
by Keith Holman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: 1MC
Topic: Declassification and the Madison
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Declassification and the Madison

You may have seen that a 1974 memo regarding reports of a collision between the Madison and a Soviet sub has been declassified. While on FB this morning, I received a request from a journalist in Russia asking to discuss that. As I was still in HS in 1974, I couldn't tell him anything. Please be awa...
by Keith Holman
Wed Jun 22, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Ballston Spa NY Vets: Saratoga County Renames Rt. 9
Replies: 0
Views: 1543

Ballston Spa NY Vets: Saratoga County Renames Rt. 9

Route 9 in Saratoga County is now officially the U.S. Submarine Veterans Memorial Highway, thanks to a newly passed bill sponsored by Assemblyman Jim Tedisco in the New York State Legislature. The bill has already passed the senate and will now be sent to the governor for his review and approval or...
by Keith Holman
Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Stephen J. Munkwitz
Replies: 0
Views: 1474

Stephen J. Munkwitz

November 27, 1953 - April 25, 2016
Information on services (4/29/16) and memorials can be found here
by Keith Holman
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Identifying Shipmates
Replies: 24
Views: 8605

Re: Identifying Shipmates

Jeff, please share (via PM is fine) the contact info (postal and/or email) for them with me or with Charline. Thanks!
by Keith Holman
Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Enlisted USS James Madison license plate frame - free
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Enlisted USS James Madison license plate frame - free

Nice offer. Hope someone snaps it up.

My truck tag doesn't lend itself to tag frames and my car is otherwise occupied.
by Keith Holman
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Absolutely Alabama: Battleship Memorial Park and USS Drum
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

Absolutely Alabama: Battleship Memorial Park and USS Drum

WBRC, Channel 6 in Birmingham runs a feature on things around Alabama with Fred Hunter. He recently visited Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile and included a chat with former 627 Sailor, Tom Bowser. You can see the video here (about 5 minutes total) http://www.wbrc.com/clip/12204293/absolutely-alaba...
by Keith Holman
Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:44 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: Reflecting on folks I've met along the way
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

Reflecting on folks I've met along the way

I saw something today about a reunion for RTC Orlando (posted the link here Scuttlebutt) and it got me to reflecting a bit. Of the 80 guys in my RTC company, I can probably name about 6. Four of us hung together at A school. Of those 4, one I never saw or heard from again. Another was the Quarterdec...
by Keith Holman
Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: RTC Orlando Reunion
Replies: 1
Views: 459

RTC Orlando Reunion

Happened upon this today. October 12–16, 2016 RTC ORLANDO REUNION 2016 REGISTRATION BEGINS JULY 20, 2015 The U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command Orlando, Florida was one of three recruit training sites for men and from 1972 to 1994, was the only boot camp for females. More than 650,000 recruits passe...
by Keith Holman
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: 2015 Reunion Pictures are online
Replies: 0
Views: 3018

2015 Reunion Pictures are online

We got pictures from Gil Raynor, Roy Bowen and me and have shared them online. You can find them here How can I send you a copy of my reunion pictures? You've got several options. If they are digital: 1. You can put them on a CD or disk of some type and mail the disk to me. (Address is in my profile...
by Keith Holman
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: Reunion 2017: Location Planning Round 2
Replies: 12
Views: 1546

Re: Reunion 2017: Location Planning Round 2

Indeed, Charleston it is. Excellent choice among multiple excellent choices. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible there. The Reunion Committee will now begin their work of finding us the best activities at the best value and sharing that information. Thanks to all who participated in ...