Anyone wanting to post anything here please email the info to 'Fast Eddie' Lynd and he'll make sure it gets put onto the "All Hands" Page ~ Thanks.
11 MAY 2021
Shipmate Roger Hawke is having a rough go of it right now, undergoing some cardiac related medical procedures. Please keep him (and Lynn) in your thoughts and prayers !
18 DEC 2020 ~ from Lynn Hawke:
I received the following email from Roger’s wife this afternoon:
Re: Roger Hawke
“roger had heart cath yesterday and found he needs open heart surgery. he will be taken to Emory sometime today and he will have surgery next week. just let members know. he has facebook page they can chat with him. I cannot go to Emory even on surgery day. he will probably be up there 3 or more weeks. my facebook is Lynn s Hawke. 478-361-2803. we hope he will be able to visit Virginia . I will have to wait to see how he does before reserving room. Lynn hawke”
Let’s keep Roger & Lynn in our thoughts and prayers !
16 OCT 2020 ~ from Jim Schenk:
"My pressure hull cube from PSNY has been located. I will bring it again to the next reunion in Williamsburg in April."
I have been trying to locate this 2-14" cube of SSN-664's HY-80 pressure hull. I believe that I was showing it at the 2019 Reunion banquet. I remember being deep into the banquet hall when I was unexpectedly called away after new Association Commander Skip Short was approaching the end of his remarks. I don't remember getting back to that table to recover my cube. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of said piece, please contact me ASAP.
Thank you, ... Jim Schenk.
Hotel Information for Sea Devil Reunion X
Hotel Name: FORT MAGRUDER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Address: 6945 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 220-2250
Cost: $101.68 per night (this includes all taxes)
Hotel Link: http://www.fortmagruderhotel.com/default-en.html
Contact & Directions: http://www.fortmagruderhotel.com/contact-en.html
Reunion Dates: April 21 – 25th, 2021
Basic Itinerary (more details to follow):
Wednesday April 21st: Early Check-in. Hospitality Room opens around noon.
Thursday, April 22nd: Bus departure for Mariner’s Museum at 10:00AM
Friday, April 23rd: Bus departure for Williamsburg at 10:00 AM
Saturday, April 24th: Bus departure ~10:00 AM for Jamestown. Evening banquet.
Sunday, April 25th: Sea Devil Reunion Committee meeting @ 9:00 AM.
No other activities planned.
Important Notes (Please Read)
4. The Banquet will be held in the New Market Hall of the Williamsburg Wing of the
hotel. The hotel plans to assign all the Sea Devil rooms to this wing of the hotel.
5. Please see the attached floor plan for Ft. Magruder.
21 NOV 2019
November 17, 2019 from Denise Blaha on the Sea Devil Facebook Page:
My Dad, Doug Blaha, continues to make steady progress in his stroke recovery.
He's been focused on mastering the skill of transferring from a wheelchair to a car which will enable him to join us for Thanksgiving in Yorktown.
And his walking is getting better and better!
Cards are still very much appreciated and can be sent to Brent's home:
C/O Brent Blaha
103 Shorewood Trace
Yorktown, VA 23693
6 OCT 2019
An update on my Dad’s stroke recovery. He continues to make steady progress, but Dad is frustrated by the slow pace.
His natural buoyant optimism of “Yes, I’ve had a stroke, but I’ll be fine in a few weeks” has had a head-on collision with the reality that stroke recovery is a LONG process.
Plus, he’s not a fan of the food at the rehab facility!
Dad was able to briefly attend the SMART RV muster in nearby Urbanna, VA in late September.
He thoroughly enjoyed seeing the many friends and travel companions he’s met over the years.
And he’s already making plans to attend next year’s muster in Oklahoma.
Unfortunately, Mom wasn’t able to join him. She tripped and fell on the morning of the event and fractured her upper arm.
She’s not in a cast or even a sling and is encouraged to move her arm as much as possible, but it is affecting her mobility and balance.
And for that reason, we’ve decided that it’s best if Mom goes to stay with Dean and Terry in Delaware and then her sister Kay in Florida as she recovers.
She will have people with her during the day and that eases our worries considerably.
Thank you for continuing to keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. Cards and notes are very much appreciated as they really buoy Dad‘s spirits.
They can be sent to:
C/O Brent Blaha
103 Shorewood Trace
Yorktown, VA 23693
18 SEPT 2019
To All USS Virginia Base Members & Ed Lynd
I received the following from member Richard Moore yesterday:
“Doug Blaha has moved to a new location.
Newport Convalescent & Rehabilitation Centre
11141 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, Virginia 23601
He is in Room 26
This is his mailing address also.”
Keep those prayers, cards and letters flowing!
God bless, Greenboard/Straightboard and all the best!
Kenneth R. "Kenn" McDermott, LT, USN (Ret)
Submarine Qualified, Holland Club member
Base Commander & Webmaster
6 JUNE 2019
Sea Devil Reunion IX
OFFICIAL DATES for SEA DEVIL REUNION IX
12, 13, 14 SEPT 2019
Holiday Inn Inn Express & Suites - Charleston Airport & Convention Center
3025 W. Montague Ave.
N. Charleston, SC 29418
RESERVATION LINK: Sea Devil Reunion
To make reservations, please call 843-554-2100 and reference the USS Sea Devil Reunion or Group Code “SDR”.
You can also book online using the above reservation link.
All you need to do is choose the dates—the group code is already populated.
Quoted Rates, $124.00 per night ( plus taxes) will be offered, based on availability, 3 days before and 3 days after the 'Official Reunion Dates'.
The banquet will beheld Saturday evening at
The Charleston Club - Joint Base Charleston
Tour events, Guest Speaker, etc. are still in the planning stages ....... Stay Tuned for Breaking News !!
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20 - 23 April 2017