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USS TORTUGA ASSOCIATION
The USS Tortuga Association is Dedicated To Those Who Served
November 15, 2011 THE TORTUGA NEWS AND VIEWS Volume 19, Number 16
FROM THE DESK OF THE TORTUGA LSD 26/46
Walter (Skip) Weiss, Jr.
Well, another reunion has come and gone and all had a good time and we had
a good turnout. At the banquet we had a guest speaker from the LST 335,
which was out on maneuvers. Also, this years reunion was dedicated to Mr.
Chuck Westbrook for all his great work and dedication to the Association and
work on our web site. A plaque was presented to his wife for all of his fine
work. Also two more plaques were given out. One to Lisa Rainey for her great
work on the Newsletter and the other was given to Cathy Baker for the great
work she did on the By-Laws. At this years reunion we have chosen the next
two reunion destinations. In 2012 we will be going to Atlanta, GA (September
12 16) and in 2013 it will be Portland, OR.
At this time with a heavy heart I have some sad news for all. Our well loved
member and Vice President, Duane Panter, passed away on September 24th as
reported by his son. He will be missed by all.
With the passing of Duane we will need a new Vice President. So, I am asking
for nominations or a volunteer to assume this position. Please sent me you
nomination or your name if you want to run. I will check with the person
nominated to see if they will accept the office. You can contact me via email at
Francisco, CA 94112.
President is still Skip Weiss
Vice President Vacant
Treasurer Jesus P. (Pancho) Velasquez
Storekeeper Alan Lundy who served on LSD-46
Three Year Trustee Tom Hamlin
Newsletter Editor Jim Potter
Chaplin Pancho Velasquez
As a reminder, the 2012 dues are due January 1, 2012 so if you have not paid
yet, please consider paying soon, and if you have paid thank you.
Regular Membership: Initiation Fee: $15.00
Annual Membership: $15.00
Age 60 69 $100.00
Age 70 79 $75.00
Age 80 and over NO Fees
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Carmel, CA 93923-7984
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Camano Island, WA 98282-8344
Walter R. Goebel
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Spring, TX 77381-3552
Duane Panter BM3 1951-1954 Died 9-24-2011
Charles Ashley LT 1964-1967 Died 7-10-11
Kenneth Strom SCC1 1950-1953 Died in 2010
It has been a privilege doing the newsletter the past several years. I would
like to thank the Association for the recognition and the plaque.