HAPPY THANKSGIVING SHIPMATES
2020 REUNION POSTPONED, AGAIN!!! IT IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR JULY 28TH-31ST 2021. DAYS OF THE WEEK AS THEY WERE SCHEDULED FOR NOV REAMIN THE SAME. THOSE WHO HAVE MADE HOTEL RESEVATIONS OR HAVE SENT IN REGISTRATIONS NEED TAKE NO FURTHER ACTION (OTHER THAN REBOOKING ANY FLIGHTS YOU RESERVED).Click to read Fall Newsletter
New cut-off date for Jax T-shirts is now Jun 1, 2021; don't miss out!
Newsletters are now all available under the NEWSLETTERS tab at the top of this page. If your not yet a member please join us. Click the MEMBERSHIP tab at the top for all the info.
2021 FDR Reunion will be July 28th-31st. We will be at the Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk Jacksonville, Fl. This hotel is on the river near the Double Tree.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
John Mason has shared an interesting story of his family's connection to Pres. Roosevelt. CLICK HERE TO READ
Souvenir DVD of Three Sisters Reunion!
Steve Suslik, a Midway Museum volunteer, captured video and still images of the just concluded Midway Class ("Three Sisters") Reunion in San Diego. Steve has done two previous reunion videos for the Midway Veterans Association, and they have reportedly been excellent.
If you're interested in purchasing a copy of this DVD, containing a video of the Grand Banquet program as well as photos from much of the historic 3 Sisters Reunion, please provide the following information to me as soon as possible:
- your name,
- ship (Midway, FDR, Coral Sea),
- mailing address,
- email address,
- phone number.
The price for the DVD (delivered by US Mail), with sleeve and 3 Sisters cover design, is $20.00.
Once you provide your contact info, Steve will be in touch to collect the money from you.
Note: if you filled out a form at the reunion, you do not need to repeat it here.
Steve needs at least 200 advance orders for the video to be cost-effective for him to produce. (We're under 100 right now!)
So get those advance orders for him, and in return you'll get a keepsake for life!!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ATTENDED THE REUNION TO ORDER THE DVD
Send To: Bob Siefker
4418 W. Hunters Ridge Ln
Greenwood, IN 46143-8708
Len Gaffga explains how to fly military space vailable Click Here to read or Here to watch
All of the FDR's Flag Officiers are now listed on FDR Stats and History tab at the top.
Credit card scams discovered by George Thumudo READ (please note when you click on read it will download the story; click the downloaded file to read)
Paul Ghysels has share a video of a final tribute to Rosie which he found on vimeo.com Check it out HERE
47 year old note discovered in bottle anyone know Bob Klein ? Read the Note
Bob served in VA-215 in 1970; does anyone rember him?
Two new "tabs" at the top of the page. "The Legal Stuff" which has Minutes, By-Laws, and Treasurer's Reports. "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 stories of their adventures while aboard Rosie.
Len Gaffga's Stories are HERE and Skip Moyer has sent us a story HERE
WELCOME ABOARD TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
Edward Pomeroy 2nd Div. 1968-1969 Canton, MA
Michael Arkanoff (Wife Phyllis) Aux. Div 1973-1975 St. Petersburg, FL
Dennis Miller (Wife Sara) Post Off/X-Div 1966-68 N. Platte, NE
Arthur Moegenberg V2-Div/CMMA 1967-1970 Ft. White, FL
Bruce Hochtritt (Wife Lind) FA Div. 1975-76 Pewaukee, WI
Albert Chaston (Wife Gloria) 1st Div. 1945-46 (Plankowner) Provo, UT
Ernest Kevan Nichols S-2 Div. 1962-1966 Tisbury, MA
John Kotlar (Wife Vicki) 5th Div. 1963-1964 Kennedy, NY
Stephen Miglionico (Wife Linda) 5th Div. 1968-1970 Kissimmee, FL
Garry Coston VA-15/CVW-6 1974-1975 Bradenton, FL
Walter Glaubitz (Wife Carol) VF-41 Black Aces 1975 Chicago, IL
Harrison Balthaser V-2 Arresting Gear 1956-58 Honesdale, PA
Joseph Russo B-Division 1958-1959 Largo, FL