Comments: FYI, Marie(wife) and I attended our good friend Dennis Hayes advancement ceremony to senior master sgt. in the USAF. Dennis and his wife Mellisa and thier four daughters have been instrumental working with Space Coast Honor Flight for the last three years and prior to that with the group from Wyoming. Three WWII vets attended Dennis's advancement and later he re-upped with LT. General Bill Welser re-signing him .Dennis works at The Cape Canavaral Air Force Station. General Welser is the president of SCHF and we just sent off another 25 vets to Washington, the first of seven groups this year. It has been a pleasure and an honor to be associated with this oustanding organization.
Comments: My father Sidney Lee Bell served on the Markad 60-64. He was a MP-A in the eng. room. If anyone remembers him please send me a message, I would love to hear your stories. My father passed away on Aug 21. 2010. I miss his stories and now with I would have done more with him. I have lots of photos and have no clue who they are of. If anyone remembers him and is willing to help me put names with some faces and places that they went I would greatly appreciate it.
Daughter of Sidney Lee Bell
Added: February 23, 2013
Submitted by Name: bhanzel
Comments: Received from "Tommy" (Thomas J Bourbonnais Jr.) Iím still fighting the VA in regards to the exposure we all received while we were moored in Vung Tau Vietnam. We ingested Agent orange through the water while taken aboard the ship ( new research). Diabetes and many other problems medical have occurred. I need some buddies letters or letters from members on ship while we were in Viet nam. I was known as (Tom Bourbon) R1 Division. Full name Thomas j Bourbonnais the VA has continued to denied my claims but I did proof we were there with deck logs from National Archives. I have diabetes type 2 , Heart problems, on set of Parkinson's, and dementia. Iím in pretty dire need of these letters please help if you can thanks! Your ship mate always. 1965 to 1968 Sincerely Thomas J Bourbonnais Jr. Address 416 s pine St. Dannebrog,Ne 68831
Comments: Hello I am the son of Ronald W Dawson who served on the great Markab tell 1965 He past away this Tuesday Dec 18 2012 at his home in Sandy Oregon I would also like to let you know another Markab member has past away in 2010 he was my uncle Robert Bush he and my father served at the same time . thank you for your time Ron Dawson jr
Comments: My dad, Dan Merryfield, served on AR23 in the early/mid-60s. I believe he was an FC3 when he got out. Does anyone remember him? He's talked about a LT Dusty Rhodes quite a bit and has caught up with Ed Fuentes.
Comments: I served on board 1963 to 1967. Started out as boiller repairman, transferred to cook, then sheet metal and welding. Enjoyed over sea deployment.I'd like to say hey to Spike Bitzel and Jimmy Keeling from Ark.< I think.>
Comments: Sounds like everyone had a great time at the reunion.Paul ,that's a big job, hosting 2 years in a row. Hats off to all of you for the great work you do. Hopefully,Bonnie and I can make the next one.