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by Keith Holman
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Daniel M Beaudry
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Daniel M Beaudry

The World's Best Dad, Daniel M. Beaudry, passed away peacefully at home on February 8th, 2021 hours after gleefully watching Tom Brady win his 7th Super Bowl. He was born in Glasgow Montana on August 26, 1942. He graduated from Glasgow High School with the class of 1959. Dan enlisted in the US Navy...
by Keith Holman
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Leslie J. Whetham
Replies: 0
Views: 489

Leslie J. Whetham

Age 61, of St. Paul Passed away unexpectedly Dec. 27, 2020 Survived by wife, Geneva; daughter, Athena Whetham; step children, Ruby Touki, Roseann Miranda and Robin Gonzales; grandchildren, Isabelle Whetham, Lillie, Angelo and Suki Gonzales; sisters, Kay Evenson, Janet (Ronald) Sinkler and Kathy (Co...
by Keith Holman
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: William T. Conner, Jr.
Replies: 0
Views: 472

William T. Conner, Jr.

INDIANAPOLIS - William T Conner, Jr (“Bill”) passed away surrounded by loved ones at home on November 29th, 2018. He was 80 years old. Bill was the son the of William T. Conner, Sr and Maudames Conner and was born on March 7th, 1938 in Evansville, Indiana. He graduated from Burris High School in Mu...
by Keith Holman
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Lester Joseph Halstead Jr.
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Lester Joseph Halstead Jr.

NOV. 14, 1955 — NOV. 11, 2004 Joe Halstead a Navy veteran, Known as "Cadillac Joe" has Gone to be with the Lord. He passed peacefully with Family and friends around him. If you knew Joe, you knew a worker. He worked in vending, "Little Debbie" and Seyferts Potato Chips. His true ...
by Keith Holman
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: George Frederick Schilling
Replies: 0
Views: 330

George Frederick Schilling

Fred entered USNA from Drexel Hill, PA after two years at Penn State.  After graduating, he served aboard the carrier LEYTE before reporting to Submarine School.  He qualified in submarines earning his “Dolphins” while serving aboard BASHAW prior to assignment to nuclear power training.  Thereafter,...
by Keith Holman
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: 1MC
Topic: 2021 Madison Reunion Postponed
Replies: 0
Views: 2265

2021 Madison Reunion Postponed

2020 has thrown many curves at us and they impacted the reunion planning as well as individual levels of comfort to travel and assemble. Some of the concerns are mask mandates, prohibited gatherings of size and of course shutdowns. The majority of the responses we received indicated that most were n...
by Keith Holman
Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: 1MC
Topic: We're Here to Stay
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

We're Here to Stay

There's been some recent noises about folks moving to different social media platforms due to an unhappiness with some of the current big names. That's all well and good. Early in the 21st century, former James Madison sailors were communicating on a Yahoogroup. From that Yahoogroup grew the efforts...
by Keith Holman
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Joseph Battista
Replies: 2
Views: 3739

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 POSTPONED
Replies: 4
Views: 7788

2021 Reunion POSTPONED

THE 2021 REUNION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 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 ...
by Keith Holman
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Fred F. Maphis
Replies: 1
Views: 3668

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: 6878

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: 10153

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 Comm...
by Keith Holman
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Scuttlebutt
Topic: First and Last Dolphins?
Replies: 0
Views: 12981

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: 9697

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: 10427

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...