BANCROFT     NEWS    FEBRUARY     2018

THE BANCROFT ASSOCIATION

COMMANDER: MIKE FLAMMIA                 VICE COMMANDER: RALPH BUCKNER                SECRETARY : BILL BADALUCCA                TREASURER: JIM ANGELICA

STOREKEEPER: NATALIE LEO             HISTORIAN: CHARLIE CANNON

                                                                                                                                      

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME WARM WEATHER FUN YET?

              

COME JOIN US IN FLORIDA THIS MARCH 17th FOR OUR 5TH "OFF YEAR PICNIC"

FOR DETAILS AND HOW TO REGISTER TO ATTEND GO TO OUR WEBSITE, www.ssbn643.org AND NAVIGATE TO THE

"OFF YEAR PICNIC" PAGE WHERE YOU WILL FIND ALL YOU NEED TO JOIN US, AND A LIST OF WHO IS COMING

SO FAR

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BANCROFT MISSING PERSONS

Help Us Find These Guys! We have been looking for them for years

 

                           

 

If you know where they are, or if they are deceased, please let us know.

If you know how to reach them, let us know by e-mailing me at

billysubs@ssbn643.org

Thanks!

C.O. RICHARD STARK         C.O.  L.T. ROSS

BOB BRYAR--STS2 BRUFFY--MS1 CAMIDGE--SK2 FLORSE--

-COB CHRIS HUSS--MARK JAMES--MM2 KIMREY--

BARRY KNOTT--CHARLES LATHROP--LT. SEAWARD, AWEAPS--FTB1 GERALD SPRINGER--

MT1 STARR--FTB2 TARR--

STS1 THOMPSON--STAN VOIT JR.--NAV ET GEORGE WALLACE--JAMES WARREN

ET1 WESTLAND--FRED ZDEB

and what ever happened to:

-CHRIS JORDAN-

RAY KAMIENSKI--LORNE NIBLETT--GEORGE RICHMOND--BRIAN ROGGE-

KEN STURDIVANT--DUSTYN ZIMMERMAN

"someone out there knows where these guys are"

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OUR BROTHERS ON ETERNAL PATROL:

THE SHIPMATES LISTED HERE HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE LIST SINCE OUR LAST REUNION. FOR THE FULL LIST GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND CLICK ON THE "DECEASED SHIPMATES" BUTTON. THE FULL LIST HAS AROUND 200 BANCROFT SAILORS.

                                                          WILLIAM H CARSON*                 GOLD                                           C.O.                                     1981-82                     PASSED AWAY 11/9/17   

                                                         TERRY LAWVER                         GOLD                                                                                          1972-75                     PASSED AWAY 11/12/17

                                                         LYLE  LEADER                               GOLD                                          MT3                                     COMM CREW        PASSED ON 9-14-17

                                                         RON  RYLAND                             BLUE                                            ICC(SS)                                 COMM. CREW       PASSED AWAY 9/24/2015                                 

                                                         LARRY SICARD                           GOLD                                          YOEMAN                                                                  PASSED AWAY APRIL 2012

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JUST FOR THE HELL OF IT  

                   SEE IF YOU CAN FILL IN THE BLANKS

 

OUR SHIP HAD LOTS OF TANKS; BALLAST TANKS, POTABLE WATER TANKS, AND THE LIKE BUT THE SMALLEST TANK IN THE CONSTRUCTION BLUEPRINTS WAS THE _______________ TANK.

THE COMPANY WHO BUILT THE PROPULSION SYSTEM( REACTOR, STEAM SYSTEMS, THE TURBINES, ETC. WAS ___________________.

THE PRESSURE HULL OF THE BANCROFT WAS MADE OF A VERY UNIQUE TYPE OF STEEL. IT HAS A DESIGNATION OF __________.

WHEN THE 643 WAS STEAMING ALONG ON THE SURFACE, SHE HAD A WEIGHT OF _________ TONS. WHEN SUBMERGED THE BOAT WEIGHED _________ TONS.

                            answers in the next newsletter

ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD:

THIS IS A GREAT MENTAL EXCERCISE FOR THE OVER 60 CROWD

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING NAMES ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH?

1. Monica Lewinski

2. Spiro Agnew

3. Benito Mussolini

4. Adolf Hitlet

5. Jorge Bergoglio

6. Al Capone

7. Vladimir Putin

8. Linda Lovelace

9. Saddam Hussien

10. Tiger Woods

 

BET YOU HAD TROUBLE WITH # 5, RIGHT?

YOU KNOW ALL THE LIARS, THE CRIMINALS, ADULTERERS

MASS MURDERERS, THEIVES, SLUTS AND CHEATERS-

BUT YOU DON'T KNOW THE POPE.

 

LOVELY, JUST LOVELY...

I THINK WE SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT YOU

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   THE BLUE LIST

 

THE BELOW LIST OF NAMES (THE BLUE LIST) ARE THOSE FORMER CREWMEMBERS WHO'S E-MAILS DO NOT WORK ANY LONGER. IF YOUR NAME IS ON THIS LIST, IT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM DISTRIBUTION. PLEASE SEND YOUR BEST E-MAIL ADDRESS TO USE.

IF YOU KNOW ANYONE ELSE ON THIS LIST, PLEASE TELL THEM ABOUT IT AS WELL.

UPDATED  09/02/2017

IN ALPHEBETICAL ORDER

JOHN L ADAMS--RICHARD ADAMSON--BILL ALDERSON--BERKLEY ALEXANDER--CARL ALDRIDGE--DOUG ANDERSON--ROSS ANDERSON--GEORGE ANGELL--STEVE AMIDON-DAN ARGO--

RUSSEL F BARNES--GENE BARTLEY--ROBERT BASNET--TOM BEANBLOSSOM--CHRIS BERNARD--TOM BERNIER--CHARLES BERRY-GERALD BEST JR. -DAVID BEYRODT-DAVID BIRD--RORY BOHNAS--CHRIS BOLAND--CORY BOOZ--BILLY BOWES--ERNEST BOYD--WAYNE BRACEWELL--STEVE BROUGHTON--WILFRED BRONSON-- GARY E. BROWN--MIKE BUIE--JASON BUDDE

AL CARROL--STEVEN CARTER--WILLIAM CAUSEY--OTIS COLLIER-LEO CHAISON--GENE CHATTIN-TOM CHERRY--JASON CHESAK--ROBERT G CLARK--ROBERT CLAY--BRAD COBB--DON COOPER --JEFF CONNELLY--J D CORBETT--DONNIE CREIGHTON--ROBERT CROUCH---ANTHONY CZERBO

CURTIS DAVIS--LARRY DAVIS--BRIAN DEAN--GARY DECK--JAMES DEMOREST--RAY DENNIS--TIM DENNIS--GREG DISTELRATH--MIKE DOWLING-- CHRIS DRAUGHN--TERRELL DREW--DAVE DUEMLER-HERBERT DUGGAN--MIKE DUTTON

KEVIN EICKMAN--ROBERT ERDMAN--STEVE ERICKSON--VIRGIL EVERETT

FRANK FAIRCHILD-- TONY FAIRCLOTH--JAMES FALLON-MARK FALLON--ASHLEY FANN-TOM FENNEL--DAVID FIEDELDY--RICHARD FIELDS--JOHN FIFER--CHARLES FITZSIMMONS--WAYNE FLETCHER --ED FLORENT--TIM FLOWERS--JOE FORAN--JAMES FOX--DAVID FRATES

BILLY GARRISON--BILL GARVEY--MARTY GILBERSON--SAM GILL--FRANK GIRDICH--HECTOR GONZOLEZ--MIKE GOODMAN--MIKE GOUGE--CARL GRAY--DUANE GREENBAUM--RICHARD GRIFFEN--ROBERT GRIGGS--COLIN GROVES--KURT A GUSTAFSON--KEITH GULLQUIST--TERRY GULZYNSKI--

STEPHEN HAAS--LARRY HAFFEY--RAY HAGER--ED HAHN--MIKE HALL--FRANK HAMMITT--ARTHUR HANCE--LEROY HARRELL--LEIF HARRIS--LAFRONE HARRISON--ROB HASSON--JOHN HAZEN--LEN HEDGER-WILLIAM HELTON-MIKE HENRICH --RANDY HENRIKSEN--RICHARD HARBESON--RAY HEIMBACH--DON HEYWOOD--ED HILSTON--RUSTY HINES--CHARLIE HINSON--JOE HINSON--DOUG HOEPER-LOU HOHOS--PHIL HOUK--JULIAN HUGHES

FRED JACKSON--REESE JAMES--HAROLD JANKE--HAROLD JOHNSON--BILL JOHNSTON-CHRIS JONES-

DANIEL KALTENBAUGH--DELTON KARLEN--ED KACHADOORIAN--JIM KECK--JODY KENNINGTON--PACE KESSENICH--JAMES M KILLINGWORTH--TROY KING--SAM KIZIS--BILL KREHELY--TIM KRISTY--THOMAS KROLL

JOHN LANGLE--GERALD LAMMERS--WILLIAM LARSEN--MRS HERMAN LAVAUR--WILBERTO LAYNE-JOHN LEDBETTER--CARROL LEE--RAY LEEDOM--JAMES LEW--PAT LIENHART--LIPPY LEPINE---ALAN LEVY--JAMES LILLEY---MERRILL LONG--DON LOVE--DARRYL LOVELL--J T LOWRY

PHIL MARCUM--KEITH MARTIN--CARL MATTHEWS--JOHN A MASON--JOHN MASON--ROBERT McCARTNEY--JIM McCLURE-JAMIE MCCRORY--CHRIS McGILVRAY--SANDY McGREGOR--GERALD McMINN--BOB McNEIL-ROB MEADE--JOHN MEERDINK--MATTHEW MILLER--TOM MINO--CHARLES MIZE---   VERNON MOHR--TERRY MOLLINET--FRANK MOODY-GLENN RAY MORGAN--JOE MUELLER-CHARLES MULLIGAN II-SHAUN MULLENIX-ARCHIE MULVENA

CHERYL NAPIER--MIKE NAUGHTON--JOHN NICKOLOFF--WILLIAM NOLAN--TERRY NORTON

DAN OCONNOR-PHIL OLIVER--RAY ONDISH---JERRY OSBORNE--

DWIGHT PAULK--RANDY PATTON--ROGER PARSONS-MARK PERRY--JOE PITCHELL-- MIKE POCK--CHRIS POMEROY-RUSTY PRICE--FRANK PRICE--KEVIN PUCCINI--GARY PUGH--

ARTHUR QUINN

NEWMAN RANDALL--JAMES REESE--SCOTT REESE--FRANK REITZ--BRUCE RICHARDS--ROBERT RODERICK--JERRY ROSENBERG--MARTY RUSH--JAMES RYAN--

HENRY SCHLEIN-RAY SCHLICT--MIKE SCHULER--JOHN SCHROEDER--RICK SELF-CHRIS SEGELKEN-JACK SHAFER--NEWT SHAFFER--BOB SHARDINE--TOM SHARPS-ROBERT SHELTON-JOHN SHENTON-ERIC SHOWERS--BRAD SIKES-MARK SILL---BARY SLAFKES--BOYD SMART--BILL SOILEAU--HAYES SPANGLER--WILLIAM SPENCER--MARCUS SPIKER--ED STANLEY--DANA STARR--WALTER STATEN--HOWARD STEIN--RALPH STETSON--JEFF STOKTON--PAUL STOVALL--GARY STRONG--BILL SWANTON

GARY TEBBETT--GERARD TECHMEYER--TERRY TERIAN--GREG THOMAS-GARY B. THOMPSON--AL THURLOW--PAT TOPPER---AL TOSI

GARY VAN TASSELL--DOUG VAUGHN---CHARLIE VINCENT--ALAN VOTTA

TOM WADDINGTON--FRED WAGNER--FRED WALTER--JEFF WATSON--KEN WESCHLER--SKIP WEITZ--WESLEY WELLER-RON WILLIS--PETER WITTEMAN--DAVID WHITMAN-DEREK WOOD--PATRICK WOODARD--STAN WOJTALEWICZ--DAVID WRIGHT

 

WHEN WE SEND OUT E-MAIL TO ALL HANDS WITH THE ADDRESSES WE HAVE ON FILE (OVER 930 SO FAR), THOSE ABOVE COME BACK AS NO GOOD. IF YOUR NAME IS ON THIS LIST, PLEASE SEND YOUR PRESENT GOOD E-MAIL SO THAT WE CAN REACH YOU.

WE WANT TO KEEP EVERYONE INFORMED OF UPCOMING EVENTS, SUCH AS REUNIONS. WE NEED TO HAVE THE LATEST E-MAIL FOR EVERYONE, SO IF YOU CAN CONTACT ANYONE ON THE LIST, PLEASE DO SO AND TELL THEM TO SEND IN THEIR BEST E-MAIL. THANKS!

billysubs@ssbn643.org

Thank you,  BILL BADALUCCA-SECRETARY

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MINUTES FROM OUR LAST BOARD MEETING ON JANUARY 21st

Present for the meeting were: MIKE FLAMMIA, RALPH BUCKNER, JIM ANGELICA, BILL BADALUCCA, NATALE LEO AND DAN OLDHAM

THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 7:02 PM.

NO MINUTES FROM A PREVIOUS MEETING WERE READ BUT THEY WERE ACCEPTED ANYWAY?

JIM ANGELICA GAVE HIS TREASURER'S REPORT AND STATED THERE IS $15,500 NOW IN THE ACCOUNT AFTER THE REUNION. HE STATED THAT THE ASSOCIATION RECEIVED RETURNED FUNDS FOR UNUSED MEALS FROM THE HOTEL. THE CRUISE LINE RETURNED THE FULL AMOUNT FOR ALL THOSE BOOKED WHO COULD NOT MAKE IT DUE TO THE STORM. THE HUNLEY TOUR ORGANIZATION DID THE SAME.

BILL AND JIM DISCUSSED VISITING THE NAVY JR. ROTC AT NORTH PORT HIGH SCHOOL, IN NORTH PORT, FLORIDA NEXT MONTH TO ARRANGE FOR PRESENTING THEM WITH OUR ANNUAL $1000 DONATION.

DAN OLDHAM DISCUSSED AT LENTH HIS PRICE QUOTES FOR THE BANQUET TO BE HELD AT THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME IN CLEVELAND, OHIO. HE ALSO REPORTED THE PRICES HE GOT FROM THE DINNER CRUISE COMPANY, THE USS COD TOUR, THE ROOM RATES FROM THE DOUBLETREE HOTEL AND WE TALKED ABOUT HIS PROPOSED AGENDA FOR THE REUNION WEEKEND. HE WAS ASKED TO GET MORE PRICES FROM OTHER HOTELS AND COMPANIES FOR COMPARISON. HE WAS TOLD TO TAKE AS MUCH TIME AS HE NEEDED AND WHEN HE IS READY, ANOTHER MEETING WILL BE SCHEDULED.

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS AT HAND, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 7:50 PM

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED,

BILL BADALUCCA, SECRETARY

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HERE'S ONE FOR A QUICK SMILE!

A YOUNG BLONDE GIRL IN HER LATE TEENS WANTED TO EARN SOME EXTRA MONEY FOR THE SUMMER SO SHE

DECIDED TO HIRE HERSELF OUT AS A "HANDY WOMAN" AND STARTED CANVASSING A WELL TO DO NEIGHBORHOOD.

SHE WENT TO THE FRONT DOOR OF THE FIRST HOUSE AND ASKED THE OWNER IF HE HAD ANY ODD JOBS FOR HER TO DO.

"WELL I GUESS THE PORCH COULD USE A PAINT JOB. HOW MUCH WOULD YOU CHARGE ME?"

DELIGHTED, THE YOUNG GIRL QUICKLY RESPONDED, "HOW ABOUT $50?" THE MAN AGREED AND TOLD HER THAT

THE PAINT, THE BRUSHES AND ALL SHE WOULD NEED ARE IN THE GARAGE.

A FEW HOURS LATER THE BLONDE CAME TO THE DOOR TO COLLECT HER MONEY. "YOU'RE FINISHED ALREADY?" THE STARTLED

MAN ASKED.  "YES" THE BLONDE REPLIED  "AND I EVEN HAD PAINT LEFT OVER SO I GAVE IT TWO COATS"

IMPRESSED THE MAN REACHED INTO HIS POCKET FOR THE $50 AND HANDED IT TO HER ALONG WITH A $10 TIP.

"THANK YOU VERY MUCH SIR" SAID THE BLONDE. "BY THE WAY, IT'S NOT A PORSCHE, IT'S A LEXUS.

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