2018 Summer Newsletter READ
Two new "tabs" at the top of the page. "The Legal Stuff" which has the Minutes, By-Laws, and 2017 Treasurer's Report from the New Orleans Reunion. "Computer Corner" has useful information many may find helpful. I've also rearranged the Reunion Photos by year which makes them easier to navigate.
Two of our shipmates have been kind enough to share their stories of their adventures while aboard Rosie.
Len Gaffga's Stories are HERE and our newest member Skip Moyer has sent us a story HERE
THE 2018 REUNION HAS CONCLUDED: CLICK "REUNION PHOTOS" TAB AT TOP OF THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE PICTURES
"What a wonderful week at the FDR Reunion in New Orleans!
Made new friends, saw many old friends, did some neat stuff, saw some great sights. Shipmates share a bond that is like few others. A ship's crew works, fights, plays and lives together 24X7. You win as a crew or your ship goes down!
It's a bond like no other.
Now, 60+ years later, we're older and slower, but we're still shipmates!" Bob Siefker
HOT OFF THE PRESSES:
Veterans of the USS Midway (CV-41), the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42), and the USS Coral Sea (CV-43) are proud to announce the 2019 Midway Class Reunion, a.k.a. "Three Sisters” Reunion, will be held on May 6-10, 2019 (Mon-Fri), in San Diego, CA.
The reunion hotel will be the Wyndham San Diego Bayside. Wyndham’s close proximity to the USS Midway Museum and downtown attractions, its willingness to negotiate a fair and reasonable price, and its history of satisfactorily hosting the Midway veterans last three San Diego reunions made it the top choice.
RESERVE YOUR ROOM EARLY to lock in the negotiated rate of $153/night (+ tax), a rate that is more than competitive with other hotels in San Diego’s downtown. (upgraded rooms are available if you're willing to pay a higher daily rate.) Rooms are expected to go fast, so do not delay. Reunion rates are good for 3 days before and after the reunion, if the hotel has rooms available during those periods. Important: May 6, will be check-in and registration. May 10, will be checkout (unless you stay longer).
Go HERE which has been set up exclusively for Midway Class Veterans to reserve their guest rooms.
Select the “Make A Reservation” box and reserve the room and dates you want for your stay.
You can cancel your reservation up to 72 hours before the reunion without any charge to your credit card.
Or phone 619-232-3861, select "Zero" at the prompt to talk to a guest service agent. Tell the agent you're with the Midway Class Carrier reunion group.
The next steps in putting together this reunion are to negotiate and sign a contract with the USS Midway Museum for the Grand Banquet program and dinner on the flight deck and to select and develop a master registration form listing reunion activities and costs, SO THAT WE CAN ALL START SIGNING UP! We are working closely with Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. (AFRI), to make this happen.
Spread the news about this reunion to all those who served on the USS Midway, the USS Coral Sea, or the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. You don't have to be a member of the reunion associations of these three aircraft carriers to attend – but you do need to have served on one or more of them during your time in the Navy. Family members and guests are welcome to attend, of course. This reunion will be a truly unique event, something never tried before in the annals of retired naval history. Do Not miss it!
USS FDR CV42 Reunion, Inc.
PS: I just made my reservations!
Link worked like a charm.
WELCOME ABOARD TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
Homer (Skip) Moyer (Wife Linda) VAW-12/121 DET 42 San Diego, CA
Daniel Reed VF-41 72-75 Retired AE1 with 20 years active. Mobile AL
Jim Russell OE Div 69-72 Amarillo, TX
Dominick Liccardi (Wife Susan) HC-2 75-77 Las Vegas, NV
Bob McCauley (Wife Betty) VA-172 58-60 Chula Vista, CA (Originally a member in 1988)
Anthony Vaccaro V-2 Cats Kenner, LA
Mike Grimshaw (Wife Cindy) OE Div 65-68 Dallas,TX
Jim Plotz (Wife Linda) B-Div 67-68 Avon, OH
Charles Craig CR-Div 63-64 Sangerville, ME
Wayne Thompson AMID 71-72 Gold Hill, NC
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