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Message Number 2309
Posted November 15, 2011, 2011

Subject: 2011 Reunion Attendees

Please Note: The list of 2011 Reunion Attendees has been moved to the Reunion Record area. Click on:
Homepage> Reunion Records> Evansville 2011>
This will serve as a permanent record of the 2011 Reunion.
Sorry for any inconvience, Webmaster.

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Message Number 2308
Posted November 14, 2011, 2011

Subject: Memorial Day Tribute
Forwarded from Gene Miller and John Ferguson

JUST THINK HOW THIS YOUNG LADY FELT WHEN SHE DISCOVERED THE VIDEO HER FATHER SHOT.

Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945. Take a look at this video- absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. How young they all were to do what they did. This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You" in the background, too) This is a super video of a time past - we need to remember and be THANKFUL. Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.

CLICH HERE for the video.

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Message Number 2307
Posted November 12, 2011, 2011

Subject: Death Notice, Received from Gene Miller

Received a note from Caroline Nicholson notifying me that her husband, Donavon Nicholson, passed away October 15, 2011.

Don was a crew member of LSD-1 serving during the 50's (51-54). He was a MM3.

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Message Number 2306
Posted November 6, 2011, 2011

Subject: 2011 Reunion Pictures

A few pictures from the 2011 reunion have been posted on the Reunion Pictures page. The link to the Reunion Pictures page has been moved back to the Association Homepage. If you have a few pictures that you feel the group would appreciate feel free to email them to me. Just send them as an attachment to an email along with any captions or comments that should accompany them. Thanks, Jim, Webmaster

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Message Number 2305
Posted November 1, 2011, 2011

Subject: October 2011 Ashland AssociationNewsletter

The Ashlander

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Message Number 2304
Posted Octobrt 20, 2011

A copy of an autographed picture Biil Cosby sent the veterans of the USS Fort Mandan...
Sent from Ed Bolen.


Click on picture tosee a larger image
While Bill Cosby wasn't aboard the USS FT Mandan, LSD-21, when I was the Fall of 1953, I have added a copy of an autographed picture he sent the veterans of the FT Mandan. He was a HM3, in 1960.

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Message Number 2303
Posted Octobrt 12, 2011

A couple of pictures with USS Ashland (LSD-48) you might find intersring.

The following was copied from Google.
We read about this incident but did not get to see the pictures.

On April 10, 2010, the amphibious dock landing ship USS ASHLAND (LSD 48) destroyed a pirate skiff after being fired upon by suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden, approximately 330 nautical miles off the coast of Djibouti.


(U.S. Navy photo, by Chief Fire Controlman Harry J. Storms/RELEASED)

For good fun, here's another look at the skiff burning. The stupidity of these pirates actually firing upon a U.S. Navy destroyer is beyond comprehension.


(U.S. Navy photo, by Chief Fire Controlman Harry J. Storms/RELEASED)

To view the complete Google article click here

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Message Number 2302
Posted Octobrt 8, 2011

Problems with Maril Williams
Sent: 10/6/2011 3:45:28 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Forwarded from Jay Jay Cooper

I'm forwarding this message, as I'm the only one from the Ashland to rec'v a copy.
Subj: Dad...

Dear Family:

Just wanted to let you know that dad has been admitted to Unity Hospital. It doesn't sound like anything real serious, but details are still a bit sketchy. He apparently was not responding to the telephone or knocks on the door all day yesterday, so Bruce’s father in law broke into the house, and evidently found him on the floor, non-coherent. He was brought to the hospital by ambulance, and worked up through the night, and pretty much everything was negative except for a possible urinary tract infection. I haven't been able to reach him or Kristin (Bruce’s wife) directly, but they are at a radiation oncology appointment this afternoon, so that would indicate he is doing fairly well. Hopefully this may all have developed from hypoxia (oxygen too low), but that is a guess on my part. I did call and speak with his nurse a little while ago, and he was helpful, but didn't have much information as apparently dad has been in tests and appointments pretty much all day, so the nurse hasn't seen him much. Sorry I don't have more to tell you, but wanted to let you know at least what we know to this point. Will plan to follow this up when we know more. We are grateful for Dick & Mary’s (Bruce’s parents-in-law), and Kristin’s help.

Thanks as always for your prayers

Steve & Yvonne

PS: Just as I was about to send this, Dad called! He sounds tired but in good spirits. He confirmed that there was no trauma or injury, but he had to go to the bathroom so frequently yesterday that he essentially became exhausted, and then later somewhat disoriented, and did not have enough energy to get to the phone or the door. He is lucid now and gives good history of what happened yesterday, and what he has learned today and sounds like he is doing well. While in the hospital he has continued the work up and consultations are taking place which will help him decide what is the best way to tackle the bladder cancer. He will be meeting with his pulmonologist (lung doctor) and a cardiologist to see whether he could be cleared for surgery if that turns out to be the recommendation. Sdw/ycw

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Message Number 2301
Posted October 8, 2011

Subject: 2012 Reunion

NOW HEAR THIS! NOW HEAR THIS!

Attention all hands!
The USS Ashland 2012 Annual Reunion
Will be held:
June 20 through 23, 2012
At Colorado Springs, Colaordo
Details will be published as they become available.

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