2016 Reunion Information
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John Gilhuly reseives a herty handshake from Capt. Mugg, having something to do with the Navy Relief Fund. Cdr. Coleman (XO) and an unnamed MAA look on. Time frame is somewhere between April, 1963 and August, 1964. If you can shed any light on this photo, please reply to webmaster.
Caught On Camera
This photo was forwarded by my high school friend and Air Force veteran Paul Brady, who resides in the Lone Star State. Anyone know who this belongs to?
Read The Spring / Summer 2016 Issue
Of The USS Oklahoma City
Walmart's New Greeter
Charley, a new retiree-greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time.
Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late.
But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real credit to the company and obviously demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly" policies.
One day the boss called him into the office for a talk.
"Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job when you finally get here; but your being late so often is quite bothersome."
"Yes, I know boss, and I am sorry and am working on it."
"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear.”
“Yes sir, I understand your concern and I will try harder.“
Seeming puzzled, the manager went on to comment, “I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say to you there if you showed up in the morning late so often?"
The old man looked down at the floor, then smiled.
He chuckled quietly, then said with a grin, "They usually saluted and said, Good morning, Admiral, can I get your coffee, sir?
Editor's note: This story is not verified. It was sent in by my brother Dennis Caruso (PH2 USS Philippine Sea 1955-59) who is also somewhat unverified. I would love to believe this is true but I remain skeptical, even though there is no information at Snopes to refute it.
Branson Reunion Photos
Frank Bajowski, LT(jg) 74-76
John D'Huyvetters, STS2(ss) 87-91
Bob Roberts, MMSN 68-71
New to the Crew for July, 2015
Larry T. Cleeton SF2 66-70
New to the Crew for July, 2015
Lewis C. Larson, DVD Midshipman, USNR 1961
New to the Crew for March, 2015
Robert H. Davidson, 1st SGT, USMC, 60-62
New to the Crew for October
Doug Brewer, FN 76-776
New to the Crew for June, 2014
Neil Ringlee, SGT USMC 72-74
New to the Crew for May, 2014
Bob "Batch" Batchelor, CYN3 69-70
New to the Crew for March, 2014
William Boysel, CS3 72-74
Dennis Green, BM3 75-77
Sam Robinson, FTM2 75-76
New to the Crew for February, 2014
Glen Ryel, SK3 67-68
Ed Wrona, SH3 71-73
New to the Crew for January, 2014
Ronald Walters, CPL USMC 1971
New to the Crew for November, 2013
Robert Phillips, FTM1 72-76
New to the Crew for July, 2013
Lawrence (Larry) Wittenberg, LTjg 67-67
New to the Crew for June, 2013
Thomas F Murray IV, Ensign 78-79
James Gilbert, IC3 64-66
Gary Rosema, OS3 70-73
New to the Crew for March, 2013
Samuel B Allen, LTjg 71-74
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