October 11 - 14, 1999
Crew Members of USS GUNNEL SS-253
October 13, 1999
(Standing L to R) W. von Brethorst, Frank Cunha, RAdm. "Joe" Vasey, Capt. Guy O'Neil, Mike Lopatin,
Gene Glosson, Les Butler, Floyd Carlisle.
(Seated L to R) Roby Simpson, Larry Desousa, Sheldon "Skeeter" Lewis, Stan "Scotty" Scot,
Billy J. Stamper, Dennis Jewel, Ray Clark
Admiral Vasey addresses the crew
|Senator McCain's letter to the crew
|Read by RADM Vasey
Captain O'Neil and Admiral Vasey prepare for Captain's Mast
Captain O'Neil is holding the proclamation making me an honorary member of the crew.
Here I am proudly holding my certificate.
This is the certificate presented to me by Captain O'Neil and Admiral Vasey
Admiral Vasey and Rhody Simpson Singing "Beautiful Midway"
Larry DeSousa, Frank Cunha and Admiral Vasey
Frank Cunha makes a point
Billy J. Stamper
Scenes from the breakfast room
Larry DeSousa and Stan "Scotty" Scott talk over the good old days.
Looking over photo albums
Capt. O'Neil looking over the web site printout.
Putting names on the faces in the photo album
Ray Allen Clark and his wife Nina relax outside their room at the Country Hearth Inn
Capt. O'Neil and Jim Lavelle
Two Thirds of the team writing the Gunnel's history
Admiral Vasey had to leave before this photo was taken.
Last but certainly not least, the wives. They've been getting together as long as the men have.
During our stay in Branson we were guests of
Randy and Mary Rubrigi
and the Country Hearth Inn.
We were treated like family and I think everyone would agree that Mary and Randy are perfect hosts.
If you are planning a visit to Branson give them a call at (417) 334-0040
A word of thanks...
As a long time employee of Automatic Data Processing I've grown accustomed to World Class Service, it's what we try to provide to each of our clients. Robin Harris provided a little of that when he told me I could borrow the equipment needed to record this reunion and get the results quickly posted to the web site so those members of the crew who couldn't attend could visit in spirit.
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