July 11, 2006

To: "NCS Londonderry Alumni Association" 

From: Jim Sullivan

Subject: Derry Alumni: July 2006 News Bulletin


Greetings Fellow Members of the U.S. NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry Alumni Association.


We welcomed the following new member during the month of June:

Gerald 'Jerry' Pudelko USN(Ret), ET, 61 to 63


The following members reported a change to their E-mail addresses (Thanks for the notice!):

Deirdre 'Deb' (Devine) Land, wife of the late Keven Land, RM, 7/57 to 9/60
Steve Thomas, ET, 1/66 to 5/67
Gene Van Kampen USN(Ret), RM, 7/52 to 12/54, 4/62 to 5/64
Paul Leonard, RM, 11/59 to 6/62
Aubrie 'Al' Hess USN(Ret), LT., 6/66 to 9/68
William 'Wid' deSimas, RM, 7/71 to 9/73
A.J. 'Tex' Holder, RM, 10/70 to 2/72
Gene Van Kampen USN(Ret), RM, 7/52 to 12/54, 4/62 to 5/64
Charley 'Paco' Reed, RM, 5/70 to 12/71
Scott Shrode, ET, 73 to 75
Derry Bride Isabel 'Belle' McColgan, Mrs. Robert 'Bob' Redmond, RM, 63 to 66


Unfortunately, we were informed of the passing of a few shipmates:

Marvin Hoffricther, RM, 1942-1943, Died March 16, 2005.
Edward L. Gosnell, ET, 1963-1965, Died of natural causes on February 18, 1998, in Washington. Ed is survived by his widow Jennie, of Mill Creek, WA.


A NEW section, The 500 CLUB, has been added to the web site, documenting our "Derry Scholarship Fund" activities.


THEN & NOW photos of new member Joseph 'Jody' Wells, ET, 63 to 66, were added to the Members List.


Visit our Reunions Section for the latest information on our 2007 Reunion in Derry.


Member Aubrie 'Al' Hess (USN(Ret), LT., 6/66 to 9/68) and his wife Betty have volunteered to serve as permanent members of our "Derry U.S. Navy Museum" Committee and to represent the Alumni Association board in any negotiations regarding the establishment of a U.S. Navy Museum in Derry. Al and Betty will keep the Board of Directors informed of any progress in this area, and the board will pass that information along to the membership. Many thanks Al and Betty!
That's all for this month.

All the best,
Jim "Sully" Sullivan, Vice-President USNLAA

PS: Please keep the Alumni Association informed of any changes in your e-mail address, or your postal mailing address. We can't keep you informed, if we can't find you!

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