All Hands Newsletter
If You Weren't There, You Missed a Great Reunion!
We had three wonderful days of renewing friendships and sharing memories.
Here's who came:
Special Thanks to:
At the Memorial Service we honored our departed shipmates with a reading of their names, tolling the ship's bell and lighting candles in remembrance.
The winners were:
The banquet was a real feast with fried chicken, BBQ pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans, macaroni & cheese, cornbread muffins, salad and desserts.
Was the Reunion Good?
So, What's Next?
Lapel Pin Honors Vietnam-Era Service
The pin is a product of the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, launched in limited numbers in 2014.
All U.S. veterans who served on active duty between Nov 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975 - regardless of location are eligible for the pin. The pins are distributed by "commemorative partners" - veterans associations, universities, medical centers and a host of other types of groups that have agreed to support the commemoration, according to the organizations website at www.vietnamwar50th.com
Many thanks to Frank Gallucci (1966-1968) for providing the above information.
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Donations . . . Many thanks to these shipmates and friends for their generous donations:
Charles L. DiLeo (1966-1968)
Contributions from our 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:
T-Shirts – Size XXL only - Navy blue shirts with the Sennet logo embroidered above the pocket and a submarine veteran screen print on the back - $22
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
Eternal Patrol . . . Recently we learned of the passing of these shipmates:
TM1(SS) Herbert D. "Dale" Cross (1959-1968) departed October 24, 2023.
We will remember our other departed shipmates at
our reunion Memorial Service.
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.”
RM2(SS) Robert J. “Bob” Mullin (1958-1960) has Alzheimer's and lives in a memory care facility in Rutland, VT. Cards or letters may be sent to his son, and he will share them with Bob.
Last Word - The Sennet web site is at www.sennet.org I will be posting reunion pictures on the web site soon. Stay tuned.
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