All Hands Newsletter
February 2023Sennet's December newsletter provided your responses to a possible future reunion:
These are “best case” numbers, however every passing day brings increasing individual health issues and more deaths. The reality is that our numbers rapidly shrinking, and we probably won't be able to muster enough crew to hold a decent reunion.
More importantly, both the survey and the December newsletter asked for volunteers, and not a single person volunteered.
Maybe it's time that we treasure our Sennet memories, and each go our own way.
* * * From the Quartermaster's Notebook * * *
Eternal Patrol . . .
LTJG John M. Donlon (1950-1952) departed December 26, 2022.
Binnacle List . . .
These shipmates are facing some serious challenges and would like to hear from you. A simple email, card or phone call means so much to them. Find out more info about your friends on the Sennet web site page “Binnacle List.”
Donations . . . Many thanks to Erika Norman-Gravseth for her generous contribution. She is the daughter of Gary Norman (1965-1967). Contributions from her and other generous supporters help make our newsletters, website and reunions possible. Simply said, they reunite friends. Make your check payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund and mail to Ralph Luther. His address is below.
Ship's Store . . .
Ralph Luther stocks a limited supply of
Sennet unique submarine items like:
Prices do not include postage. Contact Ralph Luther by email for availability and total cost. All revenue goes 100% into the Reunion Fund.
Make checks payable to: USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion Fund and mail to:
USS Sennet SS-408
The United States Submarine Veterans, Inc (USSVI) national convention will be in Tucson, AZ on August 27 to September 03, 2023.
Some Final Thoughts . . .
Yesterday, I had a very positive conversation with Jim Vernon (1964-1967). He and Yvonne became grandparents for the very first time. Their daughter, Katie and her husband, Kyle Russell, gave them a grandson, Leander (Lee), born on Dec 12, 2022.
When I wrote the first page of this newsletter, I was pretty discouraged about the possibility of a future Sennet reunion. Yet I am stubborn and do not give up easily. Jim convinced me that we can come up with something that could be called a reunion, even if no one volunteers to help. It may just be a few of us gathering at a hotel without tours and outings, but we'll gather somewhere to remember all our friends and shipmates.
And you'll be invited.
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