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by Keith Holman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Joseph Battista
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Joseph Battista

Saddened to share that we have received word that shipmate Joe Battista (1965-1968, Blue Crew) has passed 7-Jul-2020 following an automobile accident. We'll share more as we learn it.
by Keith Holman
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: 2021 Reunion Dates Announced
Replies: 3
Views: 1618

2021 Reunion Dates Announced

The USS James Madison Reunion Association has scheduled our next Reunion for March 24-28, 2021 in Galveston, Texas. In view of world events, including the Coronavirus and economic impacts, we are trying to provide a maximum of flexibility to allow each of us to accommodate our own special circumstan...
by Keith Holman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Fred F. Maphis
Replies: 1
Views: 1623

Fred F. Maphis

FRED FERDINAND MAPHIS was born in Leignitz, Germany on February 28, 1944 and passed away on December 27, 2019 after a long 20 year battle with cancer. The son of German parents, Fred came to the United States as a small child after his mother met and married his step-father during the American occu...
by Keith Holman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Fayette M Thornal
Replies: 2
Views: 4423

Re: Fayette M Thornal

Fayette Millard “Frank” Thornal Jr., 72, of Kingsland died Tuesday evening, Feb. 11, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Riverside Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after a brief illness. Mr. Thornal was born in Port Arthur, Texas, to the late Fayette Millard Thornal Sr. and Mary Grace White Thornal and had ma...
by Keith Holman
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Stephen R Leslie
Replies: 0
Views: 8317

Stephen R Leslie

Stephen R. Leslie, 75, Peshtigo, Wis., passed away Jan. 20, 2020. Visitation will be held Feb. 16, at Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home from noon until time of services at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery with military honors at a later date. Full obit to follow. Stephen Leslie was a Commissi...
by Keith Holman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: First and Last Dolphins?
Replies: 0
Views: 11403

First and Last Dolphins?

At this year's Reunion, one of the decomm crewmembers madea joke about signing qual cards reflecting his status as one of the newest of the nubs. It got me to thinking, who earned the FIRST set of Dolphins on the Madison? I'm guessing there was some sort of provisional qualifications process. How ca...
by Keith Holman
Tue May 21, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: 1MC
Topic: A couple of quick items from Reunion Association business meeting
Replies: 0
Views: 8408

A couple of quick items from Reunion Association business meeting

(A more detailed report will follow in coming days.) Elected Board members for the coming 2 years are: Don Hix, Treasurer; Sam Walton, Secretary, Bubba Gehm, Vice-president; Keith Holman, President. 2021 Reunion - I decided to hold off until June 18 to announce the options and begin voting. The reas...
by Keith Holman
Mon May 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: Front Page of the Rapid City SD Journal
Replies: 3
Views: 7695

Re: Front Page of the Rapid City SD Journal

Local news also covered the Tolling Ceremony at our Reunion in Rapid CIty. https://www.kotatv.com/content/news/USS-James-Madison-reunion-honors-submariners-510124021.html?fbclid=IwAR2VWU5UOeUuUFqzbkvIxu-jRwX9juBJbLXoZyjQNPD0unWIu5C9aOSxqk8 This second link includes video of what was aired on TV. htt...
by Keith Holman
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: TREASON by Rick Campbell
Replies: 0
Views: 6901

TREASON by Rick Campbell

If you're like Betty and me, you'll enjoy reading Rick Campbell's books. He tells a story well. We got this note from him about his newest release. Note that Rick has routinely donated a number of copies of his books to submarine reunions, including ours. NEED YOUR HELP! Each year, I donate 3,000 bo...
by Keith Holman
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: Hotel Prices and Comparing Apples to Apples
Replies: 1
Views: 6861

Hotel Prices and Comparing Apples to Apples

Or more precisely, comparing a refundable hotel rate with breakfast to others. As part of the Reunion package, we've negotiated with Ramkota Rapid City to provide rooms with a king size or 2 queen beds for 2 people for $120 plus tax. This includes the breakfast buffet for two adults with the room ea...
by Keith Holman
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Reunion Tales
Topic: 2019 Reunion attendess
Replies: 3
Views: 8780

Re: 2019 Reunion attendess

The closest thing to a list will be pictures after the reunion. I can understand wanting to know ahead of time but some folks don't want to publicize that their house will be empty while they're out of town and other reasons for not publicly advertising their plans ahead of time. You've got to respe...
by Keith Holman
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Paul W. Middents
Replies: 0
Views: 3738

Paul W. Middents

Paul W. Middents March 23, 1939 to April 19, 2018 Captain Paul W. Middents, USN Ret., 79, of Silverdale, WA, passed away peacefully in his home on April 19, 2018 after an 8 1/2 year battle with cancer. Paul was born on March 23, 1939 in Madelia, MN to Rev. L.R. and Beula (Burdick) Middents. A gradu...
by Keith Holman
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: William Subalusky
Replies: 1
Views: 6898

Re: William Subalusky

That seems to be the same man. I do know that he was in that area of the country in the mid-1980s. More recent efforts to contact him have gone unanswered though.
by Keith Holman
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Michael H Bailey
Replies: 0
Views: 3949

Michael H Bailey

Michael H. Bailey, MMCS(SS), USN, Ret. (Former COB, 1973-1975) Obituary Michael Howard Bailey, 79, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Trinity Village in Hickory. Born May 14, 1939 in Dayton, OH, he was the son of the late Martha Frost Bailey and Michael Bailey. In addition to his pa...
by Keith Holman
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Whatever Happened to...?
Topic: Plankowner Raymond L. Johnson (TM)
Replies: 0
Views: 6541

Plankowner Raymond L. Johnson (TM)

Looking for anyone who might have known Raymond Johnson.
He has passed and funeral services are set for Friday, Dec 28. Looking for any info (particularly Nay related time) for use by a speaker at the funeral. Thanks!