SubRon Six Smoke Boat Sisters (SSSBS) Reunion

August 2, 2010
Thanks to John Lookabill for forwarding the following information.    There will be a SubRon Six Smoke Boat Sisters (SSSBS) reunion 28 April - 1 May 2011 in VA Beach held at the Wyndham VA Beach Oceanfront Hotel (right on the beach).  All diesel boats from Pier 22 are invited.  As of 7/31/2010 we have 333 crew members from the various Pier 22 diesel's planning on attending (plus their wives).  For more information on this refer towww.sssbs.org to see wha the SSSBS is all about and also, go to www.sirago.com and look at their newsletter tab and you will find a "Reunion Signup" form for more information.  However, if you are thinking you might attend, please contact Mike Bickel who is coordinating this effort at Bickel485@aol.com.
 

 

note from Bobby Boles

July 18, 2010
Thanks so much for the update, and thanks to those of you who made this event possible.
     My wife and I really wanted to make this 2010 Pompon reunion but as Murphy's law would have it we were unable to attend. Instead we had to fly out to Spokane, Washington for my wife's mother, Lillian White's funeral. It always is a sad occasion to lay some one to rest especially a love one. She is resting now without suffering and pain until her maker comes for her.
     I had always told my family when...

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Reunion of USS Requin SSR (and)SS481

July 6, 2010
Don Lynch received the following email and requested that we post it.

 
My name is Doug Nunnery, of the West Tennessee Base of USSVI.(TM2 SS 56-58) Holland Club Member.  The USS Requin (SSR and SS 481) reunion is held every 3 years at Pittsburgh, where our old boat is a museum in October. We were all very disappointed when our request that the reunion info was NOT posted in the American Submariner magazine last month. We just found out today that it will not be in the next issue, which is at th...

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Paul J. Skahan

July 5, 2010

Paul J. Skahan, 81, of East Windsor, CT  beloved husband of Geraldine (Reardon) Skahan for 53-plus years, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at Caleb Hitchcock- Duncaster of Bloomfield. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 26, 1927, son of the late Elmer & Mary (Block) Skahan, he had lived in Navarre, Fla., before moving to East Windsor. Paul was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean War.Paul enlisted in the Navy at 17 “to fight the Nips.”  He qualified on and made war patrolson USS ...


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Jack F. Renfrow

July 5, 2010
Received an email from Lou Caretti notifying us that Jack died in 2009.
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FYI from Helen Kircher

July 1, 2010

After Bob died, I went for a physical check-up and when the blood labs came back, they indicated that there was high protein in the blood. Ad five more labs said the same thing.  My doctor recommended that I see an oncologist. So, I have and the only thing they can come up with is smoldering Multiple Myeloma.  There are no other symptoms. Went to Mayo Clinic and the doctor I saw agreed with my doctor.Full blown MM is 3-7 yrs terminal.  My doctor said because of my good health he sees maybe 5 ...

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Stanley "Nick" K. Nicholls

May 24, 2010
Aloha
As I was looking at your web page I noticed that you did not have my fathers current information. As you can see from the attachment my dad  Stanley K. Nicholls passed away on 2-29-08. Thankfully he did not really suffer and his loving family was there. He will be missed. He was not only my father he was my best friend and I loved him dearly. He is now on Eternal Patrol.
 
Thank-you very much,
 
Michael K. Nicholls

STANLEY "NICK" K. NICHOLLS, 86, of Honolulu, died Feb. 29, 2008. Born in Oakla...

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Glenn Clinefelter FT2 (SS)

May 24, 2010

Mr. Glenn A. Clinefelter, 76, of Rock Hill died Friday, May 21, 2010 at his home with his family.

A memorial service will be held11:00 AM Thursday, May 27, 2010 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bill McCutchen officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at the church.

Born in Fredonia, Pennsylvania, Mr. Clinefelter was the son of the late William Lister Clinefelter and Margaret Lees Clinefelter. He was a US Navy Veteran from 1952 until 1957 serving on the destr...

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Commissioning of the USS New Mexico

April 3, 2010
  (Some of you may not know that George served on the USS New Mexico (BB40) before he served on the USS Pompon during WWII. On December 13, 2008 George along with two other  battleship veterans attended the christening of the submarine New Mexico in Newport News, VA)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ...

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letter from Bobby L. Boles

January 24, 2010
Hi Donna Hicks,
     You found me! I'm Bobby L. Boles. I had been on John Lookabill's list and just received an e-mail from him yesterday.
We retired in February,2002 and moved from the Atlanta Georgia back down to our home in Pavo,Georgia. In 2005 My son B J talked us in to buying a track of land just north of Thomson, Georgia, 11 miles north on highway 78. I still live with my lovely girlfriend and wife of 49 years( this November 26, 2010) Karen Anne DeNeve Boles. We have three lovely childre...

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