I just received terrible news that our good friend Howard has terminal pancreatic and liver cancer. We were buddies in country and lost contact over the years and only saw each other during our Charleston, SC reunion in 2015. Howard and Judy, Roz and I sat at dinner as though we had always been together and had the greatest time.
He is under hospice care and is not expecting to be with us for very long. With tears in my eyes I ask you to pray for his merciful passing without pain or suffering. I wish you all had the opportunity to reconnect with this great and funny man.
For all of our MCB3 brothers and sisters. Remember how much we depended on each other for our sanity and our protection during the worst days of our lives. I pray that our merciful G-d grant you long lives, free of strife or pain of any kind.
“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
A section of the Ontario Beach Parkway in Rochester, NY has been dedicated to the US Navy Seabees. Seabee veterans from Rochester, NY Island X-12, Syracuse, NY Island X-19 including state and local officials in attendance. Photos and news video link attached. (Some of you may not be able to open the link directly however you can go to rochesterfirst.com and search for it there.)
Information sent in by Norm Sulock for you to see and be proud of.
The 17th annual reunion of the MCB3 Veterans Reunion Association (MCB3 VRA) ended Sunday in Seattle. We had a blast and everyone seemed to be happy.
The accommodations and food at the Seattle Airport Marriott were superb and the staff at the hotel took great care of our members’ requests as quickly as possible. The Northwest Seattle Convention Bureau and the hotel coordinated everything with great concern for our needs and their work was noted by all.
The figures aren’t in yet but it looks like our treasury will be up above last year’s figures.
We decided in our business meeting that we would change back to electing the entire board for a 2 year term as we had done in the past. Elections for all offices will be held at next year’s reunion in the Biloxi/Gulfport area from October 19 – 21, 2017. (Please consider running for an office if you have the ability and the time to do so.) All details will be worked out by April or May and notices will be sent out as before.
We will hold our 2018 reunion somewhere near Washington, DC. We will be using AFRI to help us plan for those events.
Thank you to everyone that attended the reunion, worked there to make it a success and spent hours creating beautiful gifts for inclusion in our raffle and auction. Special thanks to Tom Biehl, Victor Horvath, Ray Cruz and Phil Weatherwax for their unique donations to the cause.
Now it’s time to rest up for a few weeks and start the preparations for 2017.
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From: 10/19/2017 12:00 am
Thru: 10/22/2017 12:00 am
This will be int the vicinity of Biloxi/Gulfport, MS.
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From: 10/19/2017 12:00 pm
Thru: 10/22/2017 3:00 pm
We will be holding our 17th annual reunion in the Gulfport/Biloxi area. We will visit the CEC/Seabee Museum while we are there. The hotel and other accommodations are being finalized and will be updated before Christmas. Block your calendar now so you are sure to be there.
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