USS Bremerton Reunion 16

 

Reunion ’16 Photos

Here are a few pictures from the Reno reunion in August 2016. There are a ton more pics on various shipmates’ Facebook pages, but this is just a small sample. (For a larger view just click on the pic)

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Opening night Reception Welcome Dinner sign

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Awaiting our guests after 30+ years!

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The welcome table with all the goodies! Everyone got a custom embroidered hat, custom printed tote bag with goodies inside, and a commemorative poster!

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The official hat we all wore throughout the reunion.

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The commemorative poster which I proudly designed. Everyone got a print!

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Dave Cortese checking in

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Tom McPhillips and Don Jones looking at a scrap book brought in by Dave Withers (seated right). In the background is Joel Walton and Tom Holland

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(l-r) Tom Canter, Guy Smith, Sam Lantz, Ray Proud. Everyone signed specially made cards for Capts. Wright and Beam which we all signed at this table.

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Dave Cortese and his turn at the microphone. Everyone got a few minutes to speak, re-introduce themselves, share memories, and tell us where they’ve been since the 80’s

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Sam Lantz and Joe Polizzotti getting a plateful of endless pasta and meatballs!

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Tom Holland (a.k.a. “Stump”) asked to stand on a chair to be seen who tells us how he got the nickname “Stump” courtesy of Capt. Doug Wright.

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This became the “official” unofficial mustering spot, one of many bars within the hotel, but this is the one we all congregated at before and after events. This was after the opening night reception dinner. (l-r) Jeff Marcey, Mrs. Canter, Challen Yee, Roy Sokolowski, Tom Canter, Rich Crombie, Cary McDavid, David Allen, Bill Brehler, Guy Smith.

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Tom Holland, Jeff Marcey, Rich Crombie….recreating the classic shot from the sonar room, 30+ years later (see below for the original pic)

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Not much has changed right? Except Stump is smiling 30 years later 🙂

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Just another shot at dinner….Oy and Roy Sokolowski along with Glen Van Wyk seated, Joe Polizzotti and Cary McDavid chatting at the right, Sam Lantz, Dave and I in the middle background.

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Our chariot which took us all around Reno, Virginia City, and Lake Tahoe over the course of 3 days…..of course stocked with 2 coolers of soda, water, and BEEEEER!!!

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One of several group shots we took on Wednesday afternoon in front of the infamous Reno arch downtown.

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Going over the Plan Of The Day on the bus….Dave Withers was the official POD keeper

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Tom McPhillips (who drove to Reno all the way from Kansas to be with us) and Dave Withers at Brehler’s BBQ

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Group shot at Bill Brehler’s house Tuesday night

THERE ARE SO MANY MORE PICS TO ADD TO THIS PAGE, SO IT’S DEFINITELY INCOMPLETE. SO COME BACK AND SEE WHAT I’VE DOWNLOADED FROM VIRGINIA CITY, THE AUTO MUSEUM, AND LAKE TAHOE IN THE COMING DAYS. THANKS!