Looking For Friends
*Suzanne Charlton, is the
surviving spouse of one of our shipmates who was stationed at Lake Mead.
Her husband, Peter D. Charlton
was a “Technical Operations Officer” at Lake Mead from September 1955
to March 1957. The CO at the time was Captain Langston and the XO was
Commander McInnis. She would like to talk to any shipmates who served with
her husband to gain insight into the causes of his death.
Suzanne Charlton can be reached at 1-858-454-3626.
*Mike Seitz and Bill Grizzard are trying to locate Jim
Kortum. Jack O’silka is trying to locate Bill
Shepherd. If you know of
these shipmates, please contact Mike, Bill , Jack or Tom Best.
* George Lenz is trying to find any NW who was stationed with his
father George Lenz Jr. onboard
the USS Bennington.
He never knew his father but lost his father onboard the Bennington
and would like to talk to some of his father shipmates to better know his
father. Contact George W. Lenz III, Janney
Montgomery Scott, 26 Broadway
8th Floor New
York, NY. 10004 1-800
444-1155 ext: 846 (Ask for George Lenz).
*Richard Cockrell is asking for help to locate a shipmate.
His name is Steaven G.
Kitson married to Encarnasion stationed on Guam about ’82 to ’85
and then went to recruiting duty in Michigan his home state.
Information or anything anyone knows or remembers about him such as
his hometown, whereabouts, etc., would be appreciated.
Contact Richard Cockrell,
3090 Aegean Blvd NE, Bremerton, WA 98311, (360)698-0318, e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
The good Lord was creating a model for Navy wives and was
into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared. She said,
"Lord, you seem to be having a lot of trouble with this one. What's
wrong with the standard model?"
The Lord replied, "Have you seen the specs on this order?
She has to be completely independent, possess the qualities of both
father and mother, be a perfect hostess to four or forty with an hour's
notice, run on black coffee, handle every emergency imaginable without a
manual, be able to carry on cheerfully, even if she is pregnant or
disabled and has a flu, and then she must be willing to move to a new
location ten times in seventeen years. And oh, yes, she must have six
pairs of hands". The
angel shook her head. "Six pairs of hands? No way". The Lord
continued, "Don't worry, we will make other Navy wives to help her.
And we will give her an unusually strong heart so it can swell with
pride of her husband's achievements, sustain the pain of separations,
beat soundly when it is overworked and tired, and be large enough to
say, "I understand", when she doesn't, and say "I love
you", regardless. "Lord",
said the angel, touching his arm gently, "go to bed and get some
rest. You can finish this tomorrow".
I can't stop now, said the Lord, "I am so close to creating
something unique. Already this model heals herself when she is sick, can
put up six unexpected guests for the weekend, wave goodbye to her
husband from the pier, a runway or depot, and understand why it's
important that he leave". The
angel circled the model of the Navy wife, looked at it closely and
sighed, "It looks fine, but it's too soft". "She might
look soft", the Lord replied, "but she has the strength of a
lion. You would not believe what she can endure".
Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek
of the Lord's
creation. "There's a leak", she announced. "Something is
wrong with the construction. I
am not surprised that it has cracked. You are trying to put too much
into this model". The
Lord appeared offended at the angel's lack of confidence. "What you
see is not a leak", he said, "it's a tear".
"A tear? What is it there for?" asked the angel. The Lord replied, "Its for joy, sadness, pain,
disappointment, loneliness, pride and
dedication to all the values that she and her husband held
dear". "You are a
genius!" exclaimed the angel.
The Lord looked puzzled and replied, "I didn't put it there".