Definition Of A Veteran

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life,
wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to and including their life.

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.
Please send your reunion pictures to Charlie or preferably a CD with the highest resolution possible.
I'll get them posted ASAP.
The VFW Post 220 has notified us that there is a price increase for purchasing a memorial
brick. The cost is now $40.00. They have changed suppliers who is more reliable and
produces a better product.
4/03/2017 - Request Your Military Service Records Online, by Mail, or by Fax
(Includes DD 214/Separation Documents, Personnel Records, Replacement Medals, and/or Medical Records)
10/29/2018 - Added 2018 reunion pictures. Check them out. 2018 Reunion Pictures
11/28/2018 - Added Bill Seymore's pictures. Check them out here.
Bill's pictures
11/29/2018 - Added Stephanie's pictures. Check them out. Charlie
Stephanie's Pictures
gade.usmcretired <>  Dec 9 at 7:25 PM

Mr. Brown,  
My name is Tom Gade. My Dad, Leslie C. Gade, was part of the crew on the USS Stribling ( DD-867 ). The best we can
figure, from looking at his DD214, he was on board from 1948 to his discharge on April 1, 1952. His rank upon
discharge was, SA, Seaman Apprentice. We are trying to find out any information about his time on board, maybe a
picture. Dad died on October 31, 1995, just 6 months before I retired from the Marine Corps. Please add his name to
your in memory list. Any information about my Dad that you can find would be appreciated.
Thank you for your time and assistance.
Tom Gade
12/10/2018 - Shipmates; below is a email I received. Perhaps someone can help with some information or pictures.
01/06/2019 - Added a photo from Ron Stokes from Subic Bay 1968. It's 2300 and another assignment completed.
This was performed under the best conditions possible in the air conditioned space that contained NO ASBESTOS.    
Yea right.    
Stokes Pictures