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|We are having our annual get together/tournament at the Geneva
Golf Course on July 22 2006.
All classmates are welcome, and enen the Class of '68 is invited.
We had three people from the Class of '68 participate last year,
and we expect a few more this year.
10-10:50 AM Arrive/Register/Practice
10:50 AM Putting Contest
12 noon 1st tee time
We need to plan enough tee times,
so If you didn't play last year or you have a question
Call Steve Colby @ 320 766 0722 or send me an e-mail
Hope to see you there!
From Ian Peterson:
I am back at sea on a man-of-war again.
The landlubbers mind cannot begin to comprehend the joy in a gobs heart of returning to sea after an extended
abscence. I once again walk on moving steel decks. I hear and speak my native language, and the snipes around me
understand. I'm immersed in the extreme heat of a boiler room. The whine of turbines, noisy pumps, and water
hammers ring in my ears. Bells and a bosun's pipe regulate my day and inform me of events. I am gently rocked to
sleep by the ocean waves. Pinochle in the goat locker while "enjoying" midrats is in order. The evening is spent on the
fantail sitting on a cleat in silent contemplation.
SHIP: USS Pelelieu, LHA-5
I reported onboard in Pearl Harbor. The ship is homeported in San Diego and has just came off a six month deployment
in the Persian Gulf. My tour will be short, about 3 months. I have relieved the Master Chief of Engineering and will be
taking the ship through a short yard overhaul. This allows him some R&R, and time to go to school. After the yard
period and demonstration of satisfactory repairs, I go back home. Not much time at sea, but hey, better than nothing.