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The 2007 Reunion is HAPPENING and AT SEA!

Confirming list for the crew attending
(check for friends attending or let us know you're coming so we can add your name)

The Earlier Shore And Cruise Reunion Details
(daily scheduled events and locations)

Dick Fiske arrived on the 11th for the shore part of the reunion and started checking things out,
but before he could really get his bags unpacked he got a knock at the door, opening it to find
a lovely woman... That's our "Dick"!      Virginia and Michael Longworth had arrived and she had
come up while Michael parked and got their stuff squared away.   Then they helped Dick in
getting the hospitality suite arranged. 

Michael and Virginia were a real treat and VERY helpful in seeing that everything went well, including
hauling folks around and even helping with the last minute crush to get folks to the cruise ship
at the end of the "shore" reunion.   We sure want to extend our thanks to them.

Outside the reunion hotel is this wonderful patio with a nice "backdrop"


And it's even beautiful at night.   With the pulses synchronized to music was a treat.
 

And just down the street, near the shipyard entrance, sits the proud sail of the USS Parche...
 

I would say that that's QUITE a few achievements.

 
Mike and Virginia Longworth met up with Dick and got the reunion to an "official" start.

Wednesday and more folks are starting to arrive.   John and Patti Lynn swung in, followed
shortly by Nishan Derderian and then Don and Yuko Basham.  Just after lunch the Hoilamen
"gang" arrived: Sid, grandkids Nathan, Katy and Jessica and even Jessica's baby, Sydney.

Even traveling can be relaxing, just ask John Lynn... well, maybe later.


Our Hospitality Suite.


Looks like a good start... ice chest, snacks, Some "early" pictures of Nishan and Sid, our
original 667 banner, an inactivation ceremony pamphlet... and lots of local menu fliers.


A close-up of the compilation pictures made up by Dick Fiske


Where are they now?

 
 


And for those rare birds that just MIGHT want a different drink... tomato juice, white and
red Gallo Vermouth, The Glenlivet Scotch, Gordon's Dy Gin, Gilbey's Vodka, Potter's
Whiskey, Bacardi Rum, Jim Beam Whiskey, Maraschino cherries, White Zinfandel,
Chardonnay and Merlot wines and mixers... and this was all collected by a non-drinker?


It looks like plenty of room for a few friends, huh?


John got trapped into filling out name tags?


Carol and Andy Elnicki arrived... THAT signals a start of some more fun.
Standard picture, Carol fussing with her camera and Andy getting serious with some food.
Isn't that Virginia in the background?


Carol would LIKE us to think that bag ISN'T Andy's.  John got a new toy?


Nish and Sid arrive and start right in.   Sid, that fish was HOW big?


On Thursday, they were set for
 a tour of the Naval Undersea Museum (NUM) and
a SSGN power point presentation by CDR Terry Takats, former CO, USS Michigan
(SSGN-727)
, and SSN-667 shipmate, CMDCM(SS) Wayne Lassiter, COB, USS Michigan
SSGN-727 (approximately 20 minutes) followed by, a "Behind the Scenes" tour of NUM,
hosted by John Clear EMC (SS) USN Ret.

Here's John Clear about to take them into storage area at the NUM, where they keep many
of the torpedoes they have been given.


Dick said that the presentation on the SSGN was fantastic and that the museum would take
quite a few days to fully go through and see and read all the material that's presented.

The dinner was local (which proved a great delight to many) and was a real nice time to get
with friends up close and casual.

On Friday they got to tour the USS Ohio
(SSGN-726) about 9:30 and had a delight viewing such a
BIG boat.   Even our Nishan climbed up and down and around.   Some of her tubes are now
dedicated to SEAL delivery for the new "varied" missions the boats are given but that sure doesn't
reduce it's enormous capabilities.   Nishan said that he wasn't expecting the boat to be THAT big...
He said that he went up and down more ladders in three hours than he did in five war patrols on the 320.

I wonder if they got to see the swimming pool?  

Our Wayne Lassiter really needs a Bravo Zulu for his great efforts and achievement in getting our guys
and gals aboard.



We're not done yet... Feel welcome, barge right in...


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