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Sea Devil Reunion VIII    

Click  ----- >   Who Was There  

  20 - 23 April 2017

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel

Annapolis, MD

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Captain Richard A. Currier

As Posted by Christopher on Facebook 7/30/2015

A CELEBRATION of LIFE / MEMORIAL SERVICE  with  Full  Military  Honors  will  be  held  11:30 am,  Saturday,  AUGUST 29th,  2015 !

at Allison Memorial Chapel

10141 Colerain Road

Saint Marys Georgia 31558 

Their telephone number is 912-729-5000 

My children Christopher and Catherine can be reached at

839 Devon Drive, Saint Marys, Georgia 31558 

Their telephone number is 912-322-1091 

Ya'll Come !

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26 JULY 2015

As posted on the Facebook Page by Jim Scheck, Vice-Commander 

FLASH TRAFFIC:
The vote came in last night. USS SEA DEVIL SSN-664/SS-400 Reunion #8 will be held in Annapolis, MD.

The exact date, hotel, events, etc. will be posted as we approach the Spring of 2017 reunion.

Thank you to all of the scouts that presented their information about the venues that were selected by the members attending the SEA DEVIL Association meeting last April in Tampa, FL.

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7/16/2015

Greetings All Y'all.....

I received word from Jody at PricePerfect Photos today @ 1950........

The CDs will be in the mail Monday Morning and the books will be in the mail by the end of next week.

Jody sends her apologies for the delay. A few things have happened on her end that have set her back, including a stay in the hospital. 
( I'm sure we can all understand how that works ) 
At any rate, as Jody said to me: 
"I know you will find the products were worth the wait once you get them". 

Stay tuned for an SDR VIII update which should be coming in the near future.......... That's about all for now.

Green Board
F.E.

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7/8/2015

Please keep Jim Schenk, our Vice-Commander and Chaplain, in your thoughts and prayers.

He had a biopsy procedure on his lungs done at the VA Hospital in Salisbury, NC.

Jim is back home and is resting. He won't be able to talk on the phone for a few days while he recuperates but I'm sure he would appreciate an email or

'Facebook Greeting'. 

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Information regarding SDR VII and SDR VIII has been posted in the Reunion Notes Section / Reunion Wrap - Up  

23 April 2015

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(From Steve)

Y’all,

Wow…it’s been a week…hard to believe!

I have a couple of items I’d like to follow-up on.

·       A number of requests were received about the logo we created for the reunion. Some want to create t-shirts…some mousepads…whatever. Jenny will provide the Team USS Sea Devil and USS Sea Devil logos with the palm trees in this or a separate email.

·       I know many of you are on Facebook (I’m not) and may be seeing some of the pictures from the weekend but many are not. If you have pictures that you’ve taken and want to share them…if you want to send them to us…we can forward them to the Sea Devil website.

 

I’ve been asked my favorite part of the weekend…while corny, my response was simply, “The appreciation that my shipmates and their guests showed for the outstanding effort Jenny, Dawne and Tara put forward to make everyone feel welcome.”

 

Thank you for your emails, cards and flowers…

If a few of you could call Jenny and just clap loudly for a few seconds that would also be appreciated…she’s been going through severe withdrawals.

Best wishes,

Steve

 

(From Jenny)

Hi everyone!

First, it was a pleasure meeting y’all last weekend! We hope everyone enjoyed themselves!! Dawne, Tara and I certainly did J

 

Second, I am attaching the 2 different logos we created for the reunion, feel free to use them however you wish!

 

Hope y’all have a nice weekend!

Jenny

Jenny Eber                                                                            

    

 

Oscher Consulting, P.A.

One Tampa City Center

201 North Franklin Street Suite 3150

Tampa, Florida 33602

  (813) 229-8250 phone                                               

                                                                                      

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14 APRIL 2015

Hi y’all!

 

·        I have attached a Special Rate Flyer for those of you flying into TIA looking for transportation from the airport to the hotel. The flyer has all the information you will need if you choose to use BlueOne Transportation.

·        For those of you that will be at the hotel Thursday morning, prior to Busch Gardens: at 11:30 we will meet for announcements before we head out for the day. There will be a long room behind the bar in the lobby where we will meet at 11:30. Look for our banner.  

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·        If you are driving into town and choose to park in a location other than the Embassy Suites garage, I have attached a list and map of close parking lots.

·        Good news! The price for the water taxi to Rick’s on the River has been reduced to $10/per person round trip, please have $10/per person Thursday.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions! See you soon!

Now a message from Steve: J

Y’all,

Remember how I said there wouldn’t be any more emails??

I lied.

But only a few random…but important thoughts.

 

·       It seems we’ve gone from Winter to Summer without pausing for Spring. The forecast is for warm days (there is no need for your topcoats or sweaters) with summer like afternoon rains (umbrellas or ponchos may be useful).

·       The Tampa Bay Lightning (our NHL hockey team) has a playoff game Thursday evening (7:00) and then again on Saturday (3:00). We shouldn’t be directly impacted (although the downtown crowds will be larger than normal) but our Hotel is only a few blocks away from the arena and some public parking areas may be affected.

·       Speaking of parking…if you are driving in or flying in and then renting a car…while the daily rates in the surrounding public lots are around $10.00 or less, if you’re planning on going in and out of those lots (same day) there will be a charge every time. On the other hand, as a reminder, our hotel has reduced their valet parking rates from $24/day to $18/day with as many in’s/out’s as you wish…which for some may be the better choice.

·       Don’t forget the outlandish Hawaiian shirt contest on Friday night’s cruise and Aquarium event.

 

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8 APRIL 2015

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Hi Everyone,

We’re now a week away.

Everything seems to be falling into place but I need your help on a few items.

1.  Those visiting Busch Gardens…if you need a wheelchair please let Jenny know.

2.  If you’re planning on going to Busch Gardens BUT arriving separately from the bus…please let Jenny know.

3.  There’s a nice group heading to Rick’s on Thursday evening. I’m trying to get tokens/vouchers ahead of time. Guess what…Jenny will be coordinating.

4.  If you haven’t signed up for Rick’s…that’s okay…you’ll hear what a great time everyone had…but if you still want to go we’re arranging the water taxis and trying to give Rick’s a heads up as to how many to expect…yup…please let Jenny know.

5.  There is still space on the Friday Tampa Tour…the time has shifted from 10:00-1:00…to 11:00-2:00…please let Jenny know because we’ll be cutting off additional guests on Monday…at $26/person…it should be an entertaining experience!

6.  Speaking of cutting off…participation for all events has been terrific but there may be a few who haven’t signed up for certain activities…that’s fine, but we need to let the various businesses know by Monday because of certain guarantees.

Travel safely.

See y’all in Tampa

Steve

(and Jenny…and Dawne…and Tara)

 

 

Plan of the Day(s)

 

THURSDAY

 

Busch Gardens:

·       Leave the Embassy Suites around 12:00.

·       The bus is currently scheduled to make two trips back to the hotel at 4:30 and 5:30.

 

OPTIONAL : Ricks on the River – 7:30-10:00 (just a suggestion…transportation by water taxi)

 

FRIDAY

 

OPTIONAL : Tour of Tampa 11:00-2:00 (additional fee $26/person)

 

Aquarium:

·       Boat will leave dock near the Embassy Suites at 6:00

·       Harbor cruise…return to Aquarium around 7:30

·       Dinner/reception at the Aquarium

·       Comments by Admiral Meis

·       Return to Embassy Suites around 10:00

 

SATURDAY

 

MacDill AFB:

·       Leave Embassy Suites around 9:30

·       Briefing at US Central Command at 10:00

·       Lunch at SeaScapes- beach area….hamburgers/hot dogs

·       Briefing at US Special Operations Command

·       Base tour by BGen Diehl

·       Return to Embassy Suites around 3:45-4:00

 

Columbia Restaurant:

·       Leave Embassy Suites around 6:30-6:45

·       Dinner around 7:45

·       Comments by MGen Horst (recently retired Chief of Staff at CENTCOM)

·       Flamenco show

·       Return to Embassy Suites around 10:30-11:00

 

SUNDAY

 

Business meeting:

·       Decide on location for Sea Devil’s Reunion in 2017

·       Farewells

 

 

 

 

Steven S Oscher

 

Oscher Consulting PA
Tampa City Center
201 N Franklin Street
Suite 3150
Tampa, Fl 33602
813-229-8250
813-229-8674 (fax)


soscher@oscherconsulting.com

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1 APRIL 2015

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Y’all,

The calendar has now turned to April.

Several have re-asked about the timing of our events.

The planned schedule is below.

We do have a change though (no April Fool’s joke)…LtC Teddy Roosevelt has been kicked off the tour bus by the infamous pirate Jose Gaspar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Gaspar.)

THURSDAY

Busch Gardens:

·       Leave the Embassy Suites around 12:00.

·       The bus is currently scheduled to make two trips back to the hotel at 4:30 and 5:30.

OPTIONAL : Ricks on the River – 7:30-10:00 (just a suggestion…transportation by water taxi)

FRIDAY

OPTIONAL : Tour of Tampa 10:00-1:00 (additional fee $26/person)

Aquarium:

·       Boat will leave dock near the Embassy Suites at 6:00

·       Harbor cruise…return to Aquarium around 7:30

·       Dinner/reception at the Aquarium

·       Comments by Admiral Meis

·       Return to Embassy Suites around 10:00

 SATURDAY

 MacDill AFB:

·       Leave Embassy Suites around 9:30

·       Briefing at US Central Command at 10:00

·       Lunch at SeaScapes- beach area….hamburgers/hot dogs

·       Briefing at US Special Operations Command

·       Base tour by BGen Diehl

·       Return to Embassy Suites around 3:45-4:00

 Columbia Restaurant:

·       Leave Embassy Suites around 6:30-6:45

·       Dinner around 7:45

·       Comments by MGen Horst (recently retired Chief of Staff at CENTCOM)

·       Flamenco show

·       Return to Embassy Suites around 10:30-11:00

 SUNDAY

 Business meeting:

·       Decide on location for Sea Devil’s Reunion in 2017

·       Farewells

 Warmest regards,

Steve

 Steven S Oscher

 

Oscher Consulting PA
Tampa City Center
201 N Franklin Street
Suite 3150
Tampa, Fl 33602
813-229-8250
813-229-8674 (fax)


soscher@oscherconsulting.co

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25 MARCH 2015

Y’all,

 Just a quick update.

Two things.

Thing #1:

We’ve been getting a good response on the two optional events: Rick’s on the River and the Tampa Tour.

Please let us know your plans as there may be space limitations for the Tampa Tour.

Thanks.

Thing #2:

A question has been raised as to any dress code for our scheduled events.

Tampa is usually warm with high 70’s/low 80’s during the day with mid 60’s at night.

Tampa is also a fairly casual community.

That said:

 Busch Gardens…….shorts and tank tops for those under 25…the rest of you…whatever.

 Florida Aquarium…we’ll be on the boat before dinner…casual attire is clearly appropriate…in fact, at the risk of upsetting my wife (Teresa) who wouldn’t be caught dead with me wearing one of my [very comfortable and (to me) attractive] shirts….and in keeping with the Florida location…we’ll have a contest (with a real prize) for the loudest/wildest Tropical shirt.

 MacDill…again casual attire is appropriate...remember we’ll be having lunch on a beach area of the base.

 Columbia…more upscale but still casual attire is appropriate…I would suggest if the men wear jackets…they’ll be in a minority.

 Warmest regards to all,

Steve

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LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS AT THE REUNION TO CHECK CREW MEMBERS IN, MAN THE HOSPITALITY SUITE, GROUP LEADERS FOR THE TOURS.ETC. AND OR WHEREEVER WE MIGHT NEED THEM. 

Volunteers Please contact Jim at patjims@aol.com

THANKS,
JIM SEACORD

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Sea Devil Reunion 3/12/15..250-300

All hands,

We’re now 35 days away.

REMINDER.

The hotel will be closing off the special Sea Devil Reunion rate next week on March 17th.

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/T/TPAESES-SED-20150415/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

There are some rooms remaining at the $116 rate for the 17th and 18th …if you’re looking for the 16th, there were 2 or 3 at our rate last Friday.

I did inquire about rates after the 17th of March and their response was the per night rate would be $289. Other than reinforcing our special rate, it suggests that if you want to attend but are waiting for whatever reason you may have to look outside the downtown area for a more reasonable rate.

Attached are the registration forms as well as an updated list of who’s attending and who indicated they would be attending or were likely to attend (and a few undecided).

That said, this will be a fun weekend for all.

Steve

Steven S Oscher

 

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Flash Traffic:

If you need to be flashed back to some of the fun and prankster times on the boats, this is the book to read. It has stories from over a hundred other boats, including USS SEA DEVIL SSN-664, which were published with express permission of all those that submitted stories. I am accepting stories for an eventual Volume Two, and hold out hope that the second book of the series will not take eight years to compile like "COVERT SAILORS" did. Email them to me at xboatsailor@yahoo.com and be sure to place SUB BOOK in the Subject Line so it doesn't go to "auto-dump". The book is available with a 4-star rating at amazon.com in Kindle or Paperback; if you prefer a signed copy, email me. Hoping to see all members at the upcoming SD Reunion VII in Tampa next month. See "pinned post" above for details.

James Schenk

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WE HAVE A FELLOW SUBMARINER WHO IS DONATING HIS PUBLICATIONS FOR OUR REUNION { SDR VII }. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE CAN HELP HIM OUT AND GIVE HIM SOME EXPOSURE:

I'm Rick Campbell, a retired submariner (John Adams, Georgia, Kamehameha, and Maryland) and author for Macmillan / St. Martin's Press, and I'd like to donate a signed hardcover book to your association for an upcoming reunion, or to you or someone in your association if you don't have an upcoming reunion.

http://www.rickcampbellauthor.com
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Bravo - Zulu :
Richard Alvarado is doing a fantastic job finding Sea Devil Shipmates. I think he has found about 20-30 just by name and little else info. Great big help.
Now Hear This ......
Come November 11 USS Sea Devil SSN 664 will get underway again.                               { Check out the "NEW Sea Devil" in the Photo Gallery }  
Mahalo
George [Boyle] Sea Devil Data Keeper

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FLAG DAY is Thursday, 14 June, 2007. Please display "The Colors". 
The following is from USFlag.org
The History Of Flag Day
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.
On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.
Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as 'Flag Day', and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.
Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.
In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.
Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."
Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

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 22 January, 2006
 Many Thanks to Capt. Bob Cook for the following info:
Fast Eddie: You may be interested to learn that USS SEA DEVIL won more than 3 Navy Unit Commendations. Here’s a link to the list. The page has links to the individual citations.  Sincerely, bob cook 
 
http://www.personal.psu.edu/staff/r/b/rbc5/Unit%20Awards.htm
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22 Jan., 2006 .....  (Supplemental)
Gentlemen,
In my haste last night to put information out to you I didn't realize that I was in the throes of a "Senior Moment" and as a result I failed to include the following:
The U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington is having an open season on enrolling in the Navy Log. This open season will last until the end of July, 2006. There is no charge or commitment required of you and I would urge all of you who haven't already enrolled to do so during this period. This Log includes officers and enlisted and does not require that you be a member of the Navy Memorial. The address is www.lonesailor.org. Follow the links to the Log and the enrollment page.
I am sending the complete article containing the particulars to Fast Eddie so he can put it on the web site.

I think that I am done, but who knows?
 Mickey
"The Navy Log is the heart and soul of the Navy Memorial because it represents people not hardware." said Retired Master Chief Navy Counselor (SW) David Michael, the director of the Navy Log. "Their the backbone of the Navy. The Navy is people, not ships and aircraft." The Navy Log is the permanent public registry where Sea Service members and veterans can record their service information - name, duty stations, awards, photos and memories. Family members and friends can record service information for veterans who are deceased or those who are unable to record their own information. The Navy Log may be viewed at the U.S. Navy Memorial, or via the Internet at www.lonesailor.org <http://www.lonesailor.org/> . The goal of the Memorial is to record the service history of all eligible uniformed individuals and veterans. "The real reason to enroll in the Navy Log is to show Navy pride and to record your service for history," said Michael. To enroll your information or to enroll family members simply enter the appropriate information at www.lonesailor.org <http://www.lonesailor.org/> . If you have any questions, please contact the Navy Log Department of the U.S. Navy Memorial, at 1-800-NAVY LOG (1-800-628-9564).

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        26 October, 2005
I want to thank my SEA DEVIL shipmates for their support in this year's Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation - Ann Landers Race for Research in Chicago. On September 24, I was one of about 1500 participants that raised over $200,000 to help accelerate the search for a cure for this cancer of the bone marrow plasma cells.

I finished the 5K walk in just over an hour and raised over $3900 to help the MMRF continue their work as the number one funder of myeloma research in the world. One of our distinguished shipmates contributed the especially appropos amount of $66.40.

The MMRF has sponsored innovative research by funding more than 96 grants at 51 laboratories worldwide, played a vital role in accelerating the development of lifesaving therapies, and is currently funding more that 20 new compounds in pre-clinical testing and Phase I, II, and III clinical trials that show promise in treating patients at all stages of the disease. A cure has not been found yet, so there is a continuing need for funding of innovative research. Contributions are still welcome by check payable to "MMRF" or by credit card at http://www.active.com/donate/annlanders05/HAnders8

Checks can be mailed to me at 4209 Atwell St, Dryden, MI 48428. I can also be reached at HAnderson64@charter.net

Thanks again, Shipmates.

Hal Anderson
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On the "All Hands" of 12/20/04 we lost the following shipmates due to bounced addresses:
Kevin Arnett tnarnetts@comcast.net
Larry Nutt ylns1019@yahoo.com
Steve Schmidt sch367750@hotmail.com
               Jeff Matthews     jdmdjm@si-net.com
 If anyone is in contact with them, please have them contact us with their new address so we can get them back on the distribution list.