April 8, 2008 Military Reunions

USS Columbus veterans plan reunion The USS Columbus Veterans Association is seeking information about Navy and Marine Corps veterans who served aboard the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 anytime from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, according to a news release. A reunion is planned for Oct. 1-4 at the Holiday Inn […]

5/14 Reunions

USS Missouri The 33rd reunion of the USS Missouri (BB-63) Association is Aug. 31 to Sept. 4 in Portland, Maine. All veterans and interested parties are invited to attend. For more information, contact Herb Fahr, membership chairman, at (516) 931-1759 or mobb63mo@aol.com.

4/23 Reunions

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association 2006 reunion is in Rapid City, S.D., Sept. 10-17 at the Ramada Inn, 1721 N. LaCrosse Street. Call (605) 342-1300 for reservations. Ask for the USS Long Beach reunion rate before Aug. 10. For information contact Don Shade, 299 Kiantone Road Lot 92, Jamestown, NY […]

Veteran profiles: James Sutton

CNJ staff James Sutton Date of birth: Sept. 23, 1919 Dates of service: 1941 to 1947 Hometown: Curry County Theater and location of service: South Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Aviation mechanic 2nd class Unit and specialty: USS Saratoga, aviation mechanic and radar Lives in: Curry County Veterans organizations: Veterans of Foreign Wars Sutton enlisted in […]

3/5 Reunions

• The USS Iwo Jima Association’s reunion will be Oct. 18-22 at Radisson Riverwalk Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla. The reunion is for all ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2/LHD 7), USS Okinawa (LPH 3) and USS New Orleans (LPH 11). • Clovis High School […]

Roy G. Penix

Roy G. Penix Date of birth: Nov. 29, 1925 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Seaman 1st class Unit and specialty: USS Mount Olympus, 3rd Amphibious Force Lives in: Lindon, Utah In his words: With his father’s help, Penix obtained a job with the […]

Gilliland

CNJ staff Jimmy Gilliland Date of birth: Sept. 12, 1927 Dates of service: 1945 to 1946 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Ship Fitter 3rd class Unit and specialty: USS West Virginia Lives in: Clovis In his words: Gilliland enlisted in the Navy right after high schools. “I was coming […]

Clinton D. Harden Sr.

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Clinton D. Harden Sr. Date of birth: July 11, 1918 Dates of service: April 10, 1943 to December 1945 Hometown: Clovis Lives in: Clovis […]

Richard Sullinger

Sharna Johnson Designated as the flagship for the convoy entering Tokyo Bay, the USS San Diego… Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Richard Sullinger Date of birth: Dec. 27,1923 Dates […]

Willard O’Rear, Lewis A. McAtee

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Willard O’Rear Date of birth: Oct. 26, 1926 Dates of Service: November 1944 to July 1946 Hometown: Ranchvale Theater and location of service: South […]

Reunions 5/2

USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. Reunion The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. will hold its 2004 reunion Sept. 13-19 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 N.W. Loop 410. For reservations call 1-877-377-7227. Make sure you ask for the USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. rate. For more information contact Don Shade, 299 […]

Reunion 3/14 – USS Cascade AD-16

The USS Cascade AD-16 will hold its reunion on Aug. 8-15 at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle, San Diego, CA 92108. For more information contact: Lyle “Preacher” Burchette, P.O. Box 566, Hollister, MO 65673, 417-334-5627, promiselp@aol.com or Bob Croghan, 7827 Cassia Court, St. Louis, MO 63123, (314) 843-6615, bobsr@croghancpa.com

Reunions 2/29 – USS Maddox Destroyer Association

USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion The USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion is scheduled for Aug. 25-29 in Kansas City, Mo. For more information contact Cliff Gillespie, 215 Wichita Ave., #605, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, (714) 960-5283, email cwgilles45@aol.com

Noack, Elbert

ELBERT NOACK Services: A private graveside service will be held. Elbert Fred Noack, 76, of Clovis died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, in Clovis. He was born Nov. 13, 1927, in Farwell to Carl Traugot and Selma Kutschke Noack. He graduated from Farwell High School in May 1945. He entered in the U.S. Navy in July […]