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  • CV / CVA / CVS-14 CG-47 JANUARY 2018

    The USS TICONDEROGAVeterans Association NEWS

    VOLUME 45 NO 1

    Join us MAY 17-21, 2018 in New Orleans, LA!

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    PRESIDENTS MESSAGEGREETINGS SHIPMATES, FRIENDS AND FAMILY,

    With the holidays behind us it's time to start lookingforward to the coming year. I hope you and your familieshad a wonderful holiday season. May the New Year bringyou joy and happiness in all you do.

    We have been working hard on the upcoming reunion inNew Orleans. Plans are going well. Hopefully everyone is planning on joiningus there. There are a lot of great things in the works. Details for making yourreservations and tour information is included on page 6 in this Newsletter.Please remember that if you need handicap rooms you should book themearly.

    I welcome any ideas or comments that you have in regards to the reunion.E-mail your thoughts to add or improve what we do, or something new youmight want to include. It is always nice to have fresh input from others. Thanksin advance for your comments and ideas. I want everyone to have a greattime and to feel you are a part of the planning. This is a good opportunity forus to get together, remember the past, enjoy the present, and plan for thefuture.

    The opportunity for us to have a new ship named in honor of the USSTiconderoga are in the works now. Sample letters are in this newsletter, anddownloadable ones are at the bottom of the main page of our website. Themore requests that are sent the better the chances of this happening. Pleaseencourage family and friends to help us get this done.

    Fundraising efforts have began for the Mississippi Maritime Museum. Thisis a great for us to support our CG-47 shipmates.

    Be sure to mark your calendars for May 17th - May 21st 2018. Hope to seeeveryone there.God Bless,God Bless America!

    Steve Codding

    PLEASE SEE LAST PAGE OF THE ROSTERFOR A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR.

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    USS TICONDEROGA REUNION ACTIVITY REGISTRATION FORMMay 17-22, 2018

    Listed below are all registration, tour, and meal costs for the reunion. Please enter how many people will be participating ineach event and total the amount. Send that amount payable to ARMED FORCES REUNIONS, INC. in the form of check ormoney order (no credit cards or phone orders accepted). If a valid email address is provided, a receipt will be sentelectronically. Otherwise, your cancelled check will serve as your confirmation. Returned checks will be charged a $20 fee.You may also register online and pay by credit card at www.afr-reg.com/ticonderoga2018 (3.5% will be added to online creditcard transactions). All registration forms and payments must be received by mail on or before April 12, 2018. After that date,reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. We suggest you make a copy of this form before mailing. Please donot staple or tape your payment to this form.

    Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. OFFICE USE ONLY322 Madison Mews Check # _________ Date Received __________Norfolk, VA 23510 Inputted _________ Nametag Completed _____ATTN: USS TICONDEROGA

    CUT-OFF DATE IS 4/12/18PricePer

    # ofPeople Total

    TOURSFRIDAY, MAY 18: NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM $65 $FRIDAY, MAY 18: NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM (WWII VETERAN PRICE) $37 $SATURDAY, MAY 19: NEW ORLEANS CITY TOUR $48 $

    HOTEL MEALSUNDAY, MAY 19: BANQUET (Please select your entre choice)8oz Herb Marinated Top Sirloin $48 $Dijon Mustard Crusted Airline Chicken Breast $48 $Pan Seared Red Drum with Crawfish Etouffe Sauce $48 $

    MANDATORY REGISTRATION FEESArmed Forces Reunions Registration Fee (mandatory for all attendees) $ 10 $Group Registration Fee (waived for shipmates guests if only attending one event, i.e. banquet) $ 65 $

    Total Amount Payable to Armed Forces Reunions, Inc. $PLEASE PRINT NAME AS YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO APPEAR ON YOUR NAMETAG

    FIRST ___________________________________LAST _______________________________________

    YEARS ON BOARD 19___ - ___RATE/RANK______________________ DIVISION _________________

    SPOUSE NAME (IF ATTENDING)_________________________________________________________

    GUEST NAMES________________________________________________________________________

    STREET ADDRESS____________________________________________________________________

    CITY, ST, ZIP_________________________________________PH. NUMBER (______)______-_______

    EMAIL_______________________________________________________________________________

    DISABILITY/DIETARY RESTRICTIONS_____________________________________________________(Sleeping room requirements must be conveyed by attendee directly to hotel)MUST YOU BE LIFTED HYDRAULICALLY ONTO THE BUS WHILE SEATED IN YOUR WHEELCHAIR IN ORDER TOPARTICIPATE IN BUS TRIPS? YES NO (PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT GUARANTEE AVAILABILITY).

    EMERGENCY CONTACT________________________________ PH. NUMBER (_____) ____-________For refunds and cancellations please refer to our policies outlined at the bottom of the reunion program. CANCELLATIONS WILLONLY BE TAKEN MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00am-5:00pm EASTERN TIME (excluding holidays). Call (757) 625-6401 to cancel reunionactivities and obtain a cancellation code. Refunds processed 4-6 weeks after reunion.

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    WRITE MORE LETTERS TO:YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES,

    AND POSSIBLY YOUR GOVERNOR(Especially NY Because of the Battleground, Fort, Town and original USS Ticonderoga!)

    Edit this letter as you like (instead of saying as a TICONDEROGA sailor you would say:As the parent, relative, friend of a TICONDEROGA sailor) or send it as is.Be sure to insert your personal information, remove these instructions.YOUR NAME ( Change to Black & remove this remark)YOUR ADDRESS ( Change to Black & remove this remark)YOUR CITY STATE ZIP ( Change to Black & remove this remark)

    DATE: ( Date you send & remove this remark)

    Dear Senator:, Representative:, or Governor: ? ( Replace with name & change to black)

    I am writing to ask the Secretary of the Navy, The Honorable Richard Spencer, to approve an eventthat would be unique in Naval History. The first AEGIS ship was the USS TICONDEROGA, CG-47.It had the new AN/SPY Radar. The opportunity now exists to allow another AEGIS ship, this timewith the new AMDR Radar to also be named USS TICONDEROGA. This would be any ship afterDDG-127. This opportunity will probably never be available again. As a relative of aTICONDEROGA sailor (or as a TICONDEROGA sailor) I am deeply desirous of seeing anothership carry that name and for it to have the new AMDR Radar would be doubly rewarding.

    I realize that the naming schema for DDGs is not that of battles, but I think an exception could bemade in this case (as was made by Secretary Lehman when he named CG-51 USS THOMAS SGATES). It would be nice if it was homeported in Norfolk, VA as was CG-47 or homeported in SanDiego, CA, the homeport of USS TICONDEROGA, CVA/CVS-14. It would be great to see USSTICONDEROGA sailing with the DDG-106, USS STOCKDALE, as James B Stockdale was XO andCO of VF-51 flying off USS TICONDEROGA, CVA-14 in 1963 and then again in 1964 during theGulf of Tonkin incident and sailing with the DDG-108, Wayne E Meyer as RADM Meyer was theFather of AEGIS and USS TICONDEROGA, CG-47 was the first of those AEGIS ships and withone of the Navys newest ships the DDG-116, USS THOMAS J HUDNER, as Thomas J Hudner wasthe XO of VF-53 flying off USS TICONDEROGA, CVA-14 in 1964.

    I am sure there are many others in our fine state that have ties to USS TICONDEROGA and wouldalso appreciate anything you could do to help us in this effort to make Naval history.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request.

    Sincerely,

    ______________________________________________TYPE YOUR NAME HERE ( sign above and change to Black & remove this remark & below.)

    You should be able to get state representatives from local newspaper or on lineHere's the link for the Representatives addresses. In order to search for your local Representatives address, justtype in your zip code and their addresses will come up: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/#listrep

    Here's the link for the Senators addresses. In the link you can choose which state, Senator, and class you'd like tosearch for: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/

    THIS FORM CAN BE PRINTED FROM: WWW.BIGT.NET BOTTOM OF MAIN PAGE.

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    Letter to the Secretary of the NavyEdit this letter as you like, (instead of saying as a TICODEROGA sailor you would say:As the parent, relative, friend of a TICODEROGA sailor) or send it as isBe sure to insert your personal information and remove these instructions.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------YOUR NAME ( Change to Black & remove this remark)YOUR ADDRESS ( Change to Black & remove this remark)YOUR CITY STATE ZIP ( Change to Black & remove this remark)

    DATE: ( Date you send & remove this remark)

    The Honorable Richard V. SpencerSecretary of the Navy1000 Navy PentagonWashington, D. C. 20350-1000

    Dear Mr. Secretary:

    Congratulations on becoming the 76th SECNAV. It would be great to see you start your career by making NavalHistory. I am writing to ask you to approve an event that would be unique in Naval History. As you may knowthe first AEGIS ship with the AN/SPY radar was the USS TICONDEROGA, CG-47. The opportunity now existsto allow an AEGIS ship on which the new ADMR radar is installed to also be named USS TICONDEROGA. Thatwould be any ship after DDG-127. This opportunity will probably never be available again. As a TICONDEROGAsailor I am deeply desirous of seeing another ship carry that name and to be one with the new AMDR radar wouldbe doubly rewarding.

    I realize that the naming schema for DDGs is not that of battles but I think an exception could be made in this caseso that a little Navy History could be made. The Naming Schema was broken by Secretary Lehman when henamed CG-51 Thomas S Gates so there is a precedence for it.

    This naming would also be historical in that: The first AEGIS USS TICONDEROGA had the MK 26 Point andShoot Missile Launcher and this one would have the Vertical Launching SystemThe first AEGIS USS TICONDEROGA was built in Pascagoula, MS and this one is also or this one is built in Bath,METhe first AEGIS USS TICONDEROGA was homeported in Norfolk, VA and this one also or this one is homeportedin San Diego, CA, the homeport of USS TICONDEROGA, CVA/CVS-14

    It would be great to see USS TICONDEROGA sailing with the DDG-106, USS STOCKDALE, as James B Stockdalewas XO and CO of VF-51 flying off USS TICONDEROGA, CVA-14 in 1963 and then again in 1964 during theGulf of Tonkin incident and sailing with the DDG-108, Wayne E Meyer as RADM Meyer was the Father of AEGISand USS TICONDEROGA, CG-47 was the first of those AEGIS ships and with one of the Navys newest ships theDDG-116, USS THOMAS J HUDNER, as Thomas J Hudner was the XO of VF-53 flying off USS TICONDEROGA,CVA-14 in 1964.

    As you can see a lot of history can be made by naming another ship USS TICONDEROGA.

    Thank you for your consideration of this request. Lets make history together.

    Sincerely

    _______________________________TYPE YOUR NAME HERE ( sign above and change to Black & remove this remark)

    THIS FORM CAN BE PRINTED FROM: WWW.BIGT.NET BOTTOM OF MAIN PAGE.

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    CROWNE PLAZA NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT NEW ORLEANS, LA(504) 467-5611 - 800-227-6963

    www.neworleansairporthotel.comLocation: 2829 Williams Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062

    The Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel is located just 2.5 miles from theLouis Armstrong International Airport and just 12 miles from downtown New Orleans

    Reservation InformationPlease call the number above and reference the USS Ticonderoga Veterans Association or please go to

    www.afrreg.com/ticonderoga2018 and click on the hotel reservation link at the top of the pageGroupName:USS Ticonderoga Veterans Association (CODE: TVZ)Reunion Dates: May 17-21, 2018Rate: $119 + tax (currently 14.75%) Breakfast is included in the rate for up to two (2) people, each additional is $10/personGroup rate is available three (3) days before and after reunion dates, based on availabilityCutoffDate: 04/12/18 Late reservations will be processed based on space availability at a higher rate.CancellationPolicy: All reservations must be accompanied by a credit card or first nights room deposit. Any deposits will berefunded or credited only if notice is received 24 hours prior to arrival date and cancellation number must be obtained byguest.

    Parking & Shuttle InformationThe Crowne Plaza New Orleans Airport Hotel provides complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the Louis

    Armstrong International Airport. The shuttle runs from 4am until midnight, picking up at the airport every 30 minutes.The hotel offers parking at a rate of $10 per night per car.

    Wheelchair RentalScootAroundrentsbothmanualandpowerwheelchairsbythedayandweek. Pleasecall(888)4417575orvisit

    www.scootaround.com for details or to make reservations====================================================================================================

    USS TICONDEROGA VETERANS ASSOCIATION MAY 17 21, 2018CROWNE PLAZA NEW ORLEANS AIRPORT | NEW ORLEANS, LA

    SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    THURSDAY, MAY 17Daily breakfast is included in your room rate

    2:00pm - 6:00pm Reunion Registration OpenHospitality Room open for the duration of the reunion.

    FRIDAY, MAY 188:00am - 9:00am Reunion Registration Open9:00am - 2:30pm NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM (See Pg 27)3:00pm - 4:00pm Reunion Registration Open5:00pm - 6:00pm Welcome Reception

    SATURDAY, MAY 199:00am - 2:30pm NEW ORLEANS CITY TOUR (See Pg 27)4:00pm - 5:30pm Board Meeting

    SUNDAY, MAY 2010:00am - 11:00am Business Meeting10:00am - 11:00am Ladies Function11:00am - 3:00pm Free time4:00pm - 6:00PM Pictures taken6:00pm - 7:00pm Cash Bar Reception7:00pm Banquet

    MONDAY, MAY 218:00am - 9:00am Memorial Service

    Farewells and departures

    CANCELLATION AND REFUNDPOLICY FOR ARMED FORCES

    REUNIONS, INC.For attendees canceling reunionactivities prior to the cut-off date (April12, 2018), Armed Forces Reunions,Inc. (AFR) shall process a full refundless the non-refundable AFRregistration fee ($7 per person).Attendees canceling reunion activitiesafter the cut-off date will be refunded tothe fullest extent that AFRs vendorcommitments and guarantees willallow, less the non-refundable AFRregistration fee. Cancellations willonly be taken Monday throughFriday from 9:00am until 5:00pmEastern Standard Time, excludingholidays. Please call (757) 625-6401to cancel reunion activities and obtaina cancellation code. Refundsprocessed 4-6 weeks after reunion.Canceling your hotel reservation doesnot cancel your reunion activities.

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    OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2017 - 2018

    SHIPMATES! NOW HEAR THIS!We are always looking for Memorabilia for our Museum Rooms. Soon we will be starting one at theMississippi Maritime and Warship Museum in Pascagoula, MS. Keep us in mind as well be starting withvery little memorabilia. Keep in mind this is for CG-47 memorabilia only. If you have anything you wantto donate contact Ed Trotter at Ticovet@verizon.net. Thanks for your help in keeping our memoriesalive to others through our Museum Rooms.

    Officers 2017-2018 Directors (continued) Directors (continued) Committees (continued)

    President: Director: Director: Chaplain:Steven Codding John F. Deasy P. P. Parker W. Patterson P. P. Pastor Brett Inman9260 Hilltop Lane 560 Maple Ave. 4 Terrace Hill Road 8838 E Cooper StBloomington, IL 61705 Doylestown, PA 18901-4451 Pine Grove, PA 17963-9399 Tucson, AZ 85710-4416(309) 827-4017 (215) 348-9981 (570) 345-3344 (520) 909-3998sandycodd@aol.com deasyjjr@aol.com Binman4@Cox.netPresident@bigt.net Director:

    Director: Doc Simon P. P. Public Relations ChairmanExecutive Vice President: John B. Dupont P. P. 803 Hartford Ave. Jerry H. ColeDavid Graf 4590 Linwood Circle White River Jct, VT 05001-8052 17840 Oakwood Ave.2521 Thicket Ridge Ct. Deep Haven, MN 55331-9297 (802) 295-2851 Lansing, IL 60438-1934Longwood, FL 32779-3630 (952) 474-4731 AIRNAVY42@msn.com (708) 474-9331(860) 608-5943 jbdupont@outlook.com jcstvic1@juno.comdgraf88@gmail.com Director:1stVP@bigt.net Director: Edgar S. Trotter, Jr. Memorials Chairman

    Lloyd Frank P. P. 1150 Baywood Ave. Robert HildebrandFirst Vice President: 2129 Bliss Comer St Camarillo, CA 93010-3005 2016 Reseda WayBill Spanbauer Henderson, NV 89044-0174 (805) 484-2930 Antioch, CA 94509-58344409 Eureka Rd (702) 361-6660 ticovet@verizon.net (925) 757-1836Omro, WI 54963-9615 papacva14@gmail.com rah2016@sbcglobal.net(920) 410-7500 Director:ticoht2sw@gmail.com Director: Fred Vance Membership Chairman:2ndVP@bigt.net Charles E. Hill 5808 SW 27TH STREET Edgar S. Trotter, Jr.

    22 W. Hancock St. Topeka, KS 66614 1150 Baywood Ave.Second Vice President: Lansdale, PA 19446-3812 (785) 271-5900 Camarillo, CA 93010-3005Larry Qualter (215) 855-5299 jhox123@yahoo.com (805) 484-293069 Hemlock Circle c.hill55@verizon.net ticovet@verizon.netPeekskill, NY 10566-4963 Committees Membership@bigt.net(914) 734-7677 Director:larryjq@verizon.net John Lunsford P.P. Newsletter Editor: Budget Chairman2ndVP@bigt.net 2504 McNutt Cruiser Store Operator George Passantino P. P.

    Bakersfield, CA 93306-4469 Edgar S. Trotter, Jr. PO BOX 3101Secretary: (661) 872-8850 1150 Baywood Ave. Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-3101Dennis SaBell jlunscva14@sbcglobal.net Camarillo, CA 93010-3005 (303) 884-7565PO BOX 3178 (805) 484-2930 georgepsr@aol.comUNIVERSAL CITY, TX 78148 Director: ticovet@verizon.net Treasurer@bigt.net(303) 881-4787 Alfred F. McDonnell P.P.red62lion@gmail.com 1749 9th Ave Historian Carrier Store Operator

    San Francisco, CA 94122 David Graf Art CaselloTreasurer: 415-661-6753 2521 Thicket Ridge Ct. 1737 Hoyt Ave EGeorge Passantino P. P. jagranieri@sbcglobal.net Longwood, FL 32779-3630 Saint Paul, MN 55106-1328PO BOX 3101 (860) 608-5943 (651) 774-1685Pagosa Springs, CO 81147-3101 Director: ticonderogahistorian@gmail.com Art_Casella@Yahoo.com(303) 884-7565 Joseph McDonnell P. P. Historian@BigT.net CarrierStore@BigT.netgeorgepsr@aol.com 4141 Inola Trl. NeTreasurer@bigt.net Roswell, GA 30075-1658 New Sites Coordinator Liaison USS HORNET CVS-12

    (770) 335-1715 Joyce Frank Richard RadigondaDirectors joemac1948@yahoo.com 2129 Bliss Comer St 357 Jade Circle

    Henderson, NV 89044-0174 Vallejo CA. 94590Director * * (702) 361-6660 (707) 563-5556Jerry H. Cole P. P. GramieJoy2@AOL.com etalyun@aol.com/Hornet@BigT.net945 N. Delacroix DrGreen Valley, AZ 85614-5266 WebMaster:(708) 227-0073 Gordon S. Humphrey, Jr.JCole251@yahoo.com 15030 223rd Drive SE

    Monroe, WA 98272-9089(425) 785-8094

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    NEW ORLEANS TOUR DESCRIPTIONS

    NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUMFriday, May 18, 2018

    Dedicated in 2000 as the National D-DayMuseum and now designated by Congress asthe countrys official WWII Museum, thisremarkable attraction illuminates the Americanexperience during the WWII era. From theNormandy invasion to the sands of the PacificIslands and the Home Front, you will see thecourage, teamwork and sacrifice of the menand women who won the war that changed theworld. Explore moving personal stories andpowerful interactive displays. Visit the U.S.Freedom Pavilion: The Boeing Center, whichtells the story of our nations unprecedentedindustrial capability during the war years. Newgalleries opened in 2015. Explore the evolvingstrategy for fighting across the Pacific and inAsia, and the cultural differences andtremendous range of extreme conditions thatconfronted our soldiers. Also learn about thefaltering first battles in North Africa to thebloody struggle at Germany's doorstep. Theimmersive galleries recreate actual battlesettings and villages. For an additional costview the powerfully authentic 4-D cinematicexperience, Beyond All Boundaries, narratedand produced by Tom Hanks, in the SolomonVictory Theater. Visit the Soda Shop or ChefJohn Beshs The American Sector Restaurantfor lunch on your own. WWII Vets do not haveto pay the Museum admission price see Vetsprice below.

    9:30am board bus, 2:30pm back at hotel$65/person ($37/WWII Veterans Only) includesbus, escort and admission. Movies and lunch areon your own.

    NEW ORLEANS CITY TOURSaturday, May 19, 2018

    Your tour of the Crescent City begins withviews and stories of Lake Pontchartrain, andcontinues to unique above-ground cemeteries.Enjoy the trip down historical St. CharlesAvenue complete with universities, parks, oldoaks, stately charm, and an operationalstreetcar line. Hear the stories of HurricaneKatrina and see first-hand the long-lastingeffect it has had on New Orleans. Continue tothe French Quarter (the Vieux Carre), wherea blend of French and Spanish culturesintermingles with a modern lifestyle. Alsowitness the bustling seaport activities, whichare such an important aspect of the cityseconomy. Enjoy free time at Jackson Square,the focal point of activity in the French Quarterand explore the area with its gracious ironbalconies and lovely courtyards. Lunch is onyour own in Jax Brewery, an old landmarktransformed into a modern complex of shopsand eateries, or at one of the many finerestaurants in the Quarter.

    9:00am board bus, 2:30pm back at hotel$48/Person includes bus and guide. Lunch on

    your own.

    Tour prices do not include gratuity for busdriver and tour guide/escort. In order toaccommodate an on-time departure, pleasebe at the bus boarding area (South SideParking Lot) five minutes prior to postedtime.

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    Secretarys LetterHello Shipmates,Well, a lot has been happening in our family, not the leastbeing a move from Colorado to Texas. I wouldnt evenmention it, but, since I am Secretary, it will affect any of youthat want to mail something to me.Beginning in February the new mailing address for dues payments, obituaries, stories,articles, personal information changes (address, phone, e-mail, etc.) and donationswill be:

    Big T Veterans Association (or) USS Ticonderoga Veterans AssociationP O Box 3178, Universal City, TX 78148

    Holly and I have lived in Colorado most of our lives and we have always loved it.However, some of our most important family members (grandchildren) have gonesouth and it is too difficult to be a burden to them from 900 miles away!

    The glitch on the last Newsletter address label should be fixed on this one. Yourmembership status or dues paid thru date should again appear right above your nameon the label. If the date is older than today you probably owe some dues (the goodnews is that we have rolled the dues back to $20/year).

    We are always looking for interesting stuff to put in the newsletter. If you haveTico stories, anecdotes, articles, cartoons, pictures, etc. that you think might beinteresting to the rest of us, send copies to the above address (this is a family newsletterso keep it clean and not too political or angry). You may get published in a futurenewsletter.

    Welcome to new members! We want to get to know you and hope we can meetyou at one of our annual reunions. Holly and I are looking forward to May in NewOrleans (especially since it might just be a road trip from our New Texas address).We have always had fun in the Big Easy. The Association tries to move the reunionsaround so they will be more convenient to members from various parts of the country.We know they can be expensive so we try to keep costs as low as we can withoutsacrificing quality. However, once you have attended one you may get hooked!I hope you all have a very good 2018.

    If the email column on the roster has an N in the field,or if it has changed or if you would like us to have it,please contact me at dsabell@comcast.net. Thank You.

    - Secretary

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    FIRSTNAME LASTNAME GENERALFUND MEMORIALFUND DATAENTRY-LOCATOR SHIPSBELL CG-47MUSEUM

    DAVID STURHAHN XJOHN SIPTAK XLEE FRYBECK X

    KEITH ALYEA X XLAVERNE GOLEN X

    JAMES JACKSON XJOHN LANKFORD X

    DONATIONSMADE8/1/17TO11/30/2017

    THANKYOU!TOUSSTICONDEROGAVETERANS'ASSOCIATION

    FIRSTNAME LASTNAME DIVISION RATE/RANK YRSABOARD CITY STATERALPH BAKER OPS Division YN2 1961-1962 Mooresville IN

    WALTER BURBACH V-1 Division ABH3 1966-1970 Chalmette LAROBERT FENKER V-1 ABH2 1965-1966 Indian River MIJOSEPH FRY E Division ETN3 1973 Springfield MO

    LEE FRYBECK FOX Division FTG2 1958-1962 Worcester MADONNIE HOLCOMB CG-47 Supply MSC 1982-1987 Clovis NM

    LEONARD KEELING 2nd Division SN 1959-1962 Elk City OKJOHN LANKFORD R Division HT1 1985-1988 Appomattox VA

    MICHAEL MANROSS M Division E-3 1971 Olean NYJOSEPH MILLER GM Div YN3 1964-1966 Niles IL

    KENNETH SPART OE Division ET1 1968-1970 Conway AR

    WELCOMENEWMEMBERS!!!!NEWMEMBERSBETWEEN8/1/2017TO11/30/2017**********WELCOMEABOARD

    It is with Sadness and Great Respect that we report the following Deaths:Cdr Paul Vail Converse Paul was a Life Member who passed away September 7, 2017. Hewas 94 years old. As an Ensign aboard Ticonderoga in 1944 he served as a junior gunnery officerand officer of the deck. At the end of WWII he departed Tico for flight training and was assignedto VPHL-4 flying PB4Y-2s later becoming a Patrol Plane Commander. He retired in July 1965.Cdr Converse will have burial at sea aboard a deployed naval vessel in lieu of a traditional service.Richard H Bair Richard was a Life member who passed away May 11, 2107. He was 93 yearsold. We were notified by his daughter Charlene who said: He was proud of his service, and wasgiven military honors by our local units. He served aboard Ticonderoga as an AMM3 in V-2Division from 1944 to 1945. He lived in Columbia PA.Charles J Crabaugh Charles was a Regular Member who served aboard Ticonderoga from1958 to 1959 as an RD2 in OI Division. His most recent newsletter was returned markedDeceased We have no other information.

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    TREASURERS REPORTAs we wind down 2017 and enter into 2018, the USS Ticonderoga

    Veterans Association has remained financially strong. In the last quarter,we have had 11 new members joining our ranks and several current membersbecome Life Members. Our association member numbers have remainedrelatively constant with new members signing up while we bear the loss ofsome of our long time existing members. Membership growth is a constant effort within our organization as it isa necessary concern for every member. We all should be reaching out to ourformer shipmates of both Carrier and Cruiser, inviting them to join our organization and possiblyattend annual reunions. In addition to this organization, on Facebook (Social Media), theTiconderoga (Both CV-14 and CG-47) has a website that is separate from our formal organizationthat is great place to reconnect with former shipmates. The Facebook site is USS TiconderogaCV-CVA-CVS & CG47. Click on and sign in, post your experiences, and see the Tico experiencesof others. You will like the site. To enhance our membership we are outsourcing a Data Entry effort to digitalize some of ourships records to assist in locating former shipmates. We have reams of shipmate data that needs tobe condensed and digitalized where it can be helpful in finding contact information of our manyshipmates. To help to offset the cost of this outsourcing, donations are requested and should bereferenced as Data Entry Shipmate Locator. Another need that we have in our organization is to also digitalize all of our Cruise Booksthat we make available at each annual reunion. Some of these books go back to 1944 and have beensteadily deteriorating over time. In addition, some of these books were lost and others damageddue to past storms in Florida. Our plan is to have all of these cruise books scanned, digitalized, andmade available at the reunions to be looked at by using Lap Top computers. To offset the costof this effort, we will be saving $600-$700 per year in shipping costs that we annually pay. Themain cost of this project is the purchase of 8 Lap Top Chrome Books where shipmates at thereunion can drill down on these computers and view their desired cruise book. We are in an era of massive computer fraud and identity theft. During the past 4 years we havebeen publishing our quarterly Financial Statements in the newsletters and on our website. At thetime, we felt that is was important to show our membership the strong financial status of ourorganization, however, it made us vulnerable. This allowed our financial status open to the publicand potential hackers. In order to protect the assets of our organization we will immediatelydiscontinue publishing our financial details. The Treasurer will still have the responsibility todrafting quarterly statements, and submit them, along with bank records, to the President and our3 man Financial Oversight Committee. Our association is currently involved in a search for a new permanent Treasurer. I am currentlyfilling in as Acting Treasurer until a replacement can be found. Please contact Big T President,Steve Codding (309-827-4017) for consideration for this key position in our organization. Lookingforward to seeing you in New Orleans May 17 th thru May 21st.Sincerely,

    George Passantino - Acting Treasurer

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