WOW, that is all I can say.
A few of us stayed after the meeting for some socialization and adult beverages. When all of a sudden in comes Frank Lambiase and his nephew Gene. Frank was a WWII tank commander serving in the 13th armored division, 3rd battalion, under General Patton. Frank recently celebrated his 97th year and lives in New Castle. It was an HONOR to speak with Frank. We extended an invitation to Frank to attend our Christmas celebration with hopes that he can share his stories and talk to some fellow WWII veterans.
Members of the Requin base went to Groton to bid the USS Pittsburgh a final farewell from Groton as she prepares to be decommissioned. Photos have been added to the Requin Base website in the base photos section. The direct link to the photo album is https://requinbase.org/basephotos/wppaspec/oc1/lnen/cv0/ab26#wppa-container-1
The captain and some of the crew from the USS Pittsburgh are in town. Photos have been added to the Requin Base website in the base photos section. The direct link to the photo album is https://requinbase.org/
Here is a useful link to PA resources for Veterans https://www.dmva.pa.gov/veteransaffairs/Pages/default.aspx
The full article can be read here. https://news.usni.org/2019/01/31/army-set-approve-uss-thresher-memorial-arlington-national-cemetery
Shipmates, I am sad to announce the passing of one of our WWII Hero’s. Robert Stahl departed on Eternal Patrol yesterday the 26th of January. Funeral Details to follow in a separate emailing to all.