May 1st, 2010
Dear Shipmates, Family & Friends,
I want to
thank Carl Boedecker for his early experience going into
the Navy. Carl did not tell of him loosing both legs after the
USS Rich, DE 695 went down, however he still wears a smile on his face
and to my knowledge, still enjoys his pipe. Thanks again for your
letter, Carl. (see pg 2)
In the photo sent to George and forwarded to me, is a picture of five of our shipmates. Second from the right is Thomas, Eugene TM3. I do not recall him; however the photo brought back a lot of memories, the second on the left is, Fox, Earnest George GM2. He and I went on liberty in Norfolk, Va Ė he too was killed in action.
named Rich Dudley emailed us after seeing this photo on
the website, to let us know that Gene was his great uncle, and
was killed in action at the age of 18.
Cindy has had her hands full, playing doctor taking care of HB Sims who has been in the hospital with heart trouble. She got him going again, even though he might not be in fourth gear yet - leave it to Cindy though, sheíll get him there. And bless her heart, even with all of that on her plate she still managed to scout around for a new lodging place for us in Lynchburg, and she got us hooked with a nice hotel; and at a nice rate too!
If youíre planning on using the group rate, please remember to make your reservations no later than May 17th. Also, you must use the group code USR/ Government, and refer to the USS Rich Reunion. Reservations can be made through email, at the address listed above Ė but do not try to make the reservations on the website. Also, if something happens and you donít think youíre going to be able to make it, please cancel your reservations at least 24 hours in advance. If any of you are feeling sporty, bring your bathing suit and go for a swim. I wonít be doing any swimming, but Iíd love to see some other people try. Thank you again for getting this together for us Cindy, we canít tell you how much we appreciate all you do!
M H Green, the
(A copy of information
about the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, VA, is being included for your
reading. We will be going there again this year on June 6th. Join us if
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