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(Letter from Roy & Jane Hudson - December, 2006)

Hello and Season Greetings to all of our Shipmates and Friends.

First of all, we would like to tell you from a personal level how much we have enjoyed the reunions and the wonderful people we have met. We cherish the time we have spent together and the beautiful memories. We would love to be able to continue the reunions as in the past, but we all realize that we are having health problems and most of us are not able to travel long distances or get to involved in a lot of activity.

With this in mind, we thought maybe we could try to have a scaled down reunion in Bedford, VA this June. They always have a great ceremony on June 6th. It is such a beautiful place to visit and now that we have the USS Rich Plaque installed it has a special meaning for our group. If you have not had the opportunity to visit the D-Day Memorial, you should certainly try to make the trip.

We are willing to look into the Hotel situation and secure some rooms together. We can sort of play it by ear as to what everyone feels up to doing, there is much to see and do in this quaint little town or we can just be together and fellowship with each other.

Also, we would like to tell you that we are in possession of the USS Rich Flag and the shell. We voted at the last reunion to donate them to the D-Day Memorial Educational Building for future generations to enjoy. If there is any opposition to this, please let us know. We are still the treasurers and using our small account for the newsletters expense and USS Rich related matters. When the time comes that we no longer need the account, we will donate any monies left to the D-Day Memorial, such a fitting place for it. If anyone wishes to donate to the fund, please make your checks out to USS Rich Survivors Fund and mail to us.

We understand how difficult it is to plan trips too far in advance at our age. Heck, we donít even buy green bananas any more. There will be another newsletter in the Spring confirming the mini-reunion.

You can write to us, call us, E-Mail us, or even better, come to see us.

Roy and Jane Hudson
204 Lemon Drive
Lynchburg, Virginia 24501


Phone 434-385-7513
E-Mail ussrichroy695@msn.com

Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year.

God Bless!

Roy and Jane



          

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