FROM: PRESIDENT, USS HULL ASSOCIATION
A lot has been happening with the USS HULL Association since my
last letter to all of you. I'm pleased to report that all of it
is positive. So, without any particular order of importance the
following is a list of projects and/or people who have
volunteered and will "turn to" get the jobs done.
So, without any particular order of importance the following is
a list of projects and/or people who have volunteered and will
"turn to" get the jobs done.
Ship Naming Project - Captain Stephen H. Howell -
14th and last CO of DD-945 along with Captain Nick
Richards - last XO of DD-945 - will be spearheading
the effort to have a new destroyer-type ship named after
Commodore Isaac HULL. Details will be following.
Newsletter - George Tomek (LTJG 63-65) is our
Vice President for Communications.
Official USS HULL Web Page - Webmaster Dave
Vrooman (EM3 61-62).
Reunion - Bob Modell (LTJG 61-63) Plans for the
September, 2006 Reunion are underway.
Historian - Lou Colella (IC2 60-62) has signed on
to capture your sea stories to fill out our official
Cruise Books - I encourage you to check out four
Cruise Books on line and available for purchase: '66,
'67 - '68, '72 and '76 - '77.
The 66-67 book was donated to our Association by John
LaGranduer (RD3 66-68). Also, Dave Vrooman
donated the '72 book. Both books will be at the next
reunion. Thank you Shipmates.
Treasurer - John McKechnie (SO '64-'66) - always
looking for new members and your dues.
YAHOO Group web site - Neil Rangen (RM3 65-66) is
our Moderator of this photo and email site that is:
Incidentally, Mark Easter (IC3 76-79) will be
activating a YAHOO CHAT ROOM. We'll have more on
that later so "stay tuned."
I remember and I am sure all of you do that, day in and day out,
it took every member of the crew doing his part to get the job
done on our fine ship. It is very gratifying to see that same
spirit remains alive and well as we move ahead with these
I REMEMBER THAT GUY
Ah, liberty in Hong Kong. Who was the tall LT (jg) on the right
with this HULL group in '64-'65? He was prior enlisted before
Email your answers to the rest of the Group. We're not showing
you photos like this simply to jog your collective memories. For
the USS HULL Association to accomplish its goals, we must be a
strong and viable organization and well-represented from coast
to coast. We've made a great start but we need to keep growing.
WESTPAC MEMORIES NOW ON CD'S
We now have WestPac Cruise books on CD for the years 1966,
1967-68, 1972, and 1976-77. The cost of these CD's are
$10.00 for one Cruise book CD, $15 for 2, $20 for 3, $25 for all
4 plus shipping by USPS priority mail of $3.85 per order of
up to 4. More than 4 depending on the destination could increase
postage. $2.00 per CD is for materials and the balance will
go to the Reunion fund. Send payment to:
540 Alameda Boulevard
Coronado, CA 92118
MEET HULL'S HISTORIAN
For some time now "The Hull Association" has realized too many
of the stories and accounts of HULL's service submitted by
former crew members could be lost and should be recorded with a
dedicated place to reside. It's vital to have someone serve as
the focal person to capture and organize HULL's service,
operational history and crew accounts. I was an IC2 on the ship
from 1960-1963 and look forward to tackling this important job.
You can submit your accounts and stories to me.