DIEGO MINI REUNION
SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004
Once again the mini
reunion in San Diego was a huge success. We had 4 less attendees
than last year
there were 32 people attended this year..
but every bit as much fun. Last minute illness kept a few
away. Lunch was great as always but our main source of enjoyment
was shipmates being together.
We had shipmates
from Georgia, Utah, Nevada, and No. CA. We gave away 5 door
prizes and the candy jar ("guess how many") was
won by Kevin Reidy who was down from No. Ca. for his first
mini reunion. Harold Golden came out from Georgia and attended
his first mini reunion. We had 1 newly found shipmate that
Larry Larson and his wife Linda. And 1 plankowner
The fourth Captain
of the Floyd B. Parks was CDR. HERBERT G. CLAUDIUS 49-51.
We were especially honored to have his son with us at the
mini reunion this year. Sea stories were abundant and that's
as it should be at our reunions. Hearing a shipmate say
to his wife
"You are not going to believe
who is in there"
.now, that's what these
reunions are all about. Shipmates together and friendships
it doesn't get any better than that.
"Robby" Robbins, John Scherck, Bob Bahler, Harold
Golden, Ron Cornelius, Captain Jack O'Neill and his wife
Bertha, Greg and Shirley Westhusin, Vernon Marion, Solomon
and Frances Honeycutt, Larry and Linda Larson, Kevin and
Nancy Reidy, Buck Tanner and Joan Briley, Bob and Jeri Canfield,
Otis Patterson, Richard and Rose Kong, Charles Seeger, Fritz
Large and Sandra Jones, Joseph Keeley, Sam Wilcot, Ted Hansen,
Herbert Claudius Jr. and Bill and Sue Birdsong.
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