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SSBN 634 – Next Reunion and 2017 Wrap-up

Shipmates and Friends:  The next reunion will be in the fall of 2019 at Groton CT.   Dave Fernandez is working on it and I’ll keep you posted regarding the details. The 2017 Reunion was a great success.   From what Sue … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Important Reunion Date, and clever tweet

Shipmates:  The “cut off” date for Hotel Registration is August 14th.   The hotel will guarantee our contracted room rate if you register before or on this date.  After that date, “requests will be accepted on a space and rate available … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Important Reunion Reminder and Return of Our Ships Bell

Note: Hopefully, the person who stole our bell has/will sign up and bring it to the reunion.   I haven’t fretted about it too much, but now is the time to start fretting Yes, it’s important that you attend our reunion … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – John Fletcher on Eternal Patrol

Once again, I have the sad duty to notify our shipmates of the loss of one of our crew. Navy Lt. John C. Fletcher, 72, of Ladson SC left for Eternal Patrol Thursday, April 6, 2017 at his residence. Memorial … Continue reading

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SSBN634 Eternal patrol for MM1(SS) Bohrer and MMCS(SS) Biby

I have been notified of the passing of two more of our shipmates.   As always, it’s sad making these notifications. Dennis Bohrer MM1(SS) Petty Officer Bohrer departed on eternal patrol on December 22, 2016.  It was reported to me that … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 – Reunion – 2017 – Calling All Hands

2017 REUNION We keep adding names to the list, but we need to add more.   Attached is the list of who has signed up as of those received as of May 9, 2017.   Also attached is the registration form, and … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 Floyd Fry on Eternal Patrol

LCDR Floyd Fry departed on Eternal Patrol on December 20, 2016.   Commander Fry was born June 16, 2939.   He loved vacationing with his nine grand-kids, two sons and two daughters-in-law. Commander Fry enlisted in January 1958 and served 9 years, … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 Randy Hanneman on Eternal Patrol

I’m sorry to pass this sad news to our shipmates.   I didn’t serve with Randy but met him as a couple of our reunions.  He was a good guy and well liked by his shipmates. Obituary from site: Randy Ray … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 Fred Grund on Final Patrol

Fred Grund FTC(SS)  April 7, 1940 – December 26, 2016 Chief Grund was born on April 7, 1940 in Baltimore, MD.  He spent his last years in Pelham, NH. and departed on Final Patrol on December 26, 2016 in Lowell, … Continue reading

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SSBN634 2017 Reunion

We’re receiving some responses and a list is attached.  Don’t hesitate to register.  The earlier the better is my motto, since it helps me to know the numbers. Below is all the information needed to join our happy group for … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Bench Installation

Thanks to John Lookabill RMCS (SS) 67-72 / COB, the Bench has been installed.  It is at the Cold War Memorial (aft end of the Lewis & Clark Sail) near Patriot’s Point in Charleston SC. We will have a dedication … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 – Eternal Patrol

As always, it’s sat to report the passing of our shipmates.   Attached are the obituaries or information regarding: Robert Whitcomb, MM2 (SS) 1971-1975 Blue robert-whitcomb_12-25-2009_obit Garrett Anderson, IC3(SS) 1975-1978 garrett-anderson-postedobit Michael Dotten, ET2 (SS) 1963-1965 Blue mike-dotten_rv1 & mike-dotten_rv2 George … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 Memorial Plaque Dedication – Sept 1st 2016

We held a Plaque Dedication Ceremony on September 1, 2016 at the Navy Memorial in Washington DC.   Attached are photos of the ceremony, and a summary of the ceremony. Thanks to those who attended, and to Jay Hyland and David … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 – Reunion Save the Dates Now

The dates for the next Stonewall Jackson (SSBN 634) Reunion are Wednesday September 27 (Welcome Aboard that evening)  concluding with the Banquet Saturday evening September 30, 2017.    It will be in Charleston SC, at the DoubleTree Charleston Airport.   We … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Three Shipmates on Final Patrol

    Thomas L. Koester ETCM(SS)   November 7, 2015 Koester-Obit-1     Lyle E. Wentella MTC-(SS)  / CWO4,    January 22, 2016 Finn Wentela_Rv1-1     Henry A. Morgan Jr.   CDR  March 25, 2016 Henry Morgan Comb-Obit-1 Humble apologies for the delay as only … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Jeff Oakins FTB2 (SS) Blue RIP

Sad news again as I have to report that another fine shipmate has been called to Eternal Patrol.   Jeff Oakins FTB2(SS) Blue Crew 66-69 passed on May 14, 2016 from complications of bladder cancer.  He was born May 25, 1943.   … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Plaque and Bench and 2017 Reunion Planning Update

Shipmates:  It’s been a while since I’ve sent anything out.  I hope all is well with everyone.   This is an update on some ongoing projects. 1.   Plaque.   The Plaque is finished but not placed on the wall as yet.  Thanks … Continue reading

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StonyJ, Stat-Rep

Shipmates:   Here is the latest status on what we’re working on. 1.  The Crew Lists on the website have been updated.   stonyj634.org 2.  We have received all the donations needed plus $320 for the Memorial Plaque and Memorial Bench.   Two … Continue reading

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StonyJ, Plaque and Bench Memorial Project Update #5 (Bench Goal Reached)

We have achieved our goal for BOTH memorials with a little left over.   Don’t send anymore money unless you want to just contribute to the association funds (always welcome). “Click here for Tally Sheet“ Thanks to all who have donated.   I’ll … Continue reading

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StonyJ, Plaque and Bench Memorial Project Update #4

Hi Shipmates:   Good news regarding our funding for the Memorial Plaque and Bench.  We have collected $4,795.00 out of the $5,700 target.  That leaves $905.00 left to collect.   I would suggest that you donate now to ensure that your donation … Continue reading

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StonyJ, Plaque and Bench Memorial Project Update #3

We’ve had a good couple of weeks.  Our total donations as of December 15, 2015 is $3,050.00 which is 53.5% of the total ($5,700) needed to fund the plaque and bench. Regarding preferences, it looks like most shipmates would like … Continue reading

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StonyJ, Plaque and Bench Memorial Project Update #2

Good news:  We’ve received $2,450.00 so far, which puts us just under 42% of our goal.   Thanks to everyone who has donated so far.   For the others, don’t hesitate too long or you might miss out on making a donation … Continue reading

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StonyJ, Plaque and Bench Memorial Project Update #1

Shipmates:  As of Monday November 23, 2015 we have received a total of $1,000 donations.  This is about 17.5% of the total ($5,700) needed to purchase the Memorial Plaque (Navy Memorial, Washington D.C.) and the Memorial Bench (Patriot’s Point, Charleston S.C.)   … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 – Master Chief Tom Koester on Eternal Patrol

I’m sad to report that Tom Koester was called to eternal patrol November 7, 2015, from complications of a stroke.  Tom was a Master Chief ET (SS) from 1967 to 1970.   He was assigned as a Navy Detailer in Washington DC, and also served on Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641), and retired as an ETCM(SS).    Before becoming … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Important Message Kickoff Plaque and Bench Campaign

Please read this message and consider making a donation towards our acquisition of a Memorial Plaque and a Memorial Bench.  Refer to attached Bench Plaque Initial Proposal or stonyj634.org additional information including links to example Plaques and Benches.   The attached documents provide … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 Final Patrol George Hoyt

Memorial service confirmed at bottom of page… George Hoyt passed on October 16, 2015.  I always hate sending these messages, but this one is especially difficult since I served with George. George Hoyt served as a CS2 (SS) on the Stonewall … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – Final Patrol Philip (Felix) Simpson

I’m sad to report that Philip (Felix) Simpson was called to eternal patrol July 22, 2015.  Felix was an EM1(SS) on the Gold Crew from 1964 and took the boat to the yard overhaul in 1970.   He switched to the Gold crew and left the … Continue reading

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SSBN634 FTCM (SS) Johnnie Wayne Foster – Eternal Patrol

It is sad to inform you that Johnny Wayne Foster, FTCM(SS) left for eternal patrol on June 5, 2015.  Chief Foster served in the Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634) as the Blue Crew COB from 1984-89.  My information also shows that he … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – 2015 Reunion Information 2nd Transmittal

SSBN634 – 2015 Reunion Attached is the reunion information and a list of who has signed up to date.  To add your name to the list, and join in the fun, fill out the attached registration form and mail it in.   Also attached … Continue reading

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James Palmer Sr., RMCM (SS) now on eternal patrol

James Palmer Sr, RMCM (SS) now on eternal patrol It’s sad to inform you that James Palmer Sr., RMCM(SS) left for eternal patrol on March 24, 2015.  It is my understanding that he deceased unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism.  He is sadly missed … Continue reading

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SSBN 634 Greg Mayott now on Eternal Patrol

Greg Mayott went on eternal patrol on April 5, 2015 It’s sad to inform you that Greg Mayott went on eternal patrol on April 5, 2015 after an almost 3-year battle with pancreatic cancer.  Greg was an IC2(SS) and served on the Blue … Continue reading

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SSBN634 – 2015 Reunion Information 1st Transmittal

SSBN634 – 2015 Reunion As Etta James would say, At Last.   So, here is the official 2015 Reunion kick-off email with associated information attached.  The reunion will be in San Antonio TX., September 9th – 12th at the Holiday Inn … Continue reading

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Stonewall Jackson “634” Reunion 2015

Stonewall Jackson “634” Reunion 2015 PRIOR NOTICE We apologize for being a little late on this, but we do have the preliminary information for the 2015 Reunion.   Dates are September 9, 10, 11, 12, 2015.   We’ll be in San Antonio … Continue reading

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Don Basham Obituary

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SSBN634 Reunion – Important Information

SSBN634 Reunion – Important Information The USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN 634) reunion is scheduled for September 11 through the 15th, 2013 in Jacksonville Florida.  Attached is the list who is coming as of March 15th.    Things have slowed down a bit, … Continue reading

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