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06-19 Online Military Exchange Shopping Coming
06-09 US Navy Capstone Strategies & Concepts
05-27 Attaboy, Bob!
05-08 Ligonier Wow'd Us
05-08 Laffey Remodels Website
05-08 Lowe's expands its military discount
04-30 Ligonier... the day before
04-11 A Great Sea Story
03-27 Law Maker Pushes for Cold War Medal
03-21 Ship's Company Listing Updated
03-10 Soaring Valor
03-03 WWII USN pilot buried at sea in his aircraft
02-22 Charlie Wentway [FP2 54-57) and friends
02-08 Definitely Newsworthy but...
Newsletter Archive
20 Years Ago
May 1997

Veteran Information

from CVSO Chuck Weber
06-21 VA Doctor Visits... Easier and Quicker
06-07 Service-connected disability compensation
05-11 Protect your family with VA Insurance
04-05 Determine Eligibility for VA Cemetery
01-06 Legislation to Benefit Blue Water Navy
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Personnel Changes
06-17 Sheckells, Joe   RMSN Passed Away
06-17 Lester, Eldon J   MM1 Reported Aboard
06-17 Burgess, Michael E   RMSN Reported Aboard
06-17 Drum, Michael   BTFA Passed Away
06-17 Layman George  DC2 Passed Away
06-17 Rainnie, William  BM3 Passed Away
06-17 Farwell, Russell   RD3 Reported Aboard
06-17 Chase, Montgomery  SM3 Passed Away
06-17 Owens, David   ETR3 Passed Away
06-13 Spall, J A Passed Away
06-13 Cuatt, Gary  ETR2 Passed Away
06-13 Rupe, Richard  L  BMSN Passed Away
06-13 Soto, Higinio   MM3 Passed Away
06-13 Giambalvo, Santo Reported Aboard
06-13 Abbamonte, Alfred   RD3 Passed Away
06-13 Metcalf, Vern   STC Reported Aboard
06-13 Spence, Larry  TM3 Passed Away
05-29 Shaw, Cedric   BM1 Reported Aboard
05-29 Jack, James M   EM1 Reported Aboard
05-29 Redfern, Robert C   FN Reported Aboard
05-29 Brantley, Charles   BT3 Passed Away
05-29 Charlson, Lester N   MM3 Passed Away
05-29 Buesking, Michael  BT3 Passed Away
05-29 France, Daniel  MM3 Passed Away
05-29 Hembree, Jackie  MMCS Passed Away
05-29 Weston, Arthur   SFM2 Passed Away
05-29 Anderson,  Robert   RM3 Passed Away
05-29 Foard, David F   STG2 Reported Aboard
05-23 Dinoso, Arturo TN Reported Aboard
05-23 Meddock, Robert  RM2 Passed Away
05-23 Winward, Leonard   BT1 Passed Away
05-23 Jackson, Perry  LCDR Passed Away
05-23 Musgrave, Richard   SN Reported Aboard
05-23 Butler, McKinley   Passed Away
05-23 Fiorino, Stephen    PB2 Reported Aboard
05-22 Wheeler, Jim  SH3 Passed Away
05-21 Barilla, Joseph  BT2 Passed Away
05-10 Torres, Herminio  SD1 Reported Aboard
05-10 Duckworth, John  RD3 Reported Aboard
05-10 Gilbert, Earl  MM1 Passed Away
05-10 Hamilton, Roy  RD1 Passed Away
05-10 Creasy, Donald  SD3 Reported Aboard
05-10 Gerald, Frank  MM3 Reported Aboard
05-10 Hareld, Charles  BMSN Reported Aboard
05-10 Rose, Robert   MMFN Reported Aboard
05-10 Swanson, Carl  SM1 Passed Away

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   (Indicates Plank Owner)  
Condolences to the family of Joseph W Sheckells (RMSN 51-52) on his passing 22 Jun 2017.    06/23

Condolences to the family of Don & Karen Givens in the loss of her mother, Ruby.  06-06

Receiving Treatment/On The Mend
(Thoughts and Prayers [TaP] Welcomed)
TaP- Edward Whelan (CO 67-79) for recovery of recent surgery  05-23

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