October 3, 2006

To: "NCS Londonderry Alumni Association" 

From: Jim Sullivan

Subject: Derry Alumni: October 2006 News Bulletin


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


We welcomed the following new members since our last News Bulletin:

Jane Steadman (now: Jane Dixon), RM, 76 to 77.

Dean Taylor USN(Ret), ET/CWO, 58 to 60, 71 to 73.

Richard Marchesani, YN, 64 to 66.

John Mc Aleer, RM, 8/71 to 5/73.


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

Phillip 'Chief' Fusilier, CYN, 2/70 to 8/71.

Al Cullins USN(Ret), RM, 1/70 to 4/72.

William Lynch, Capt., 4/70 to 8/72.

Joe 'Blackie' Black USN(Ret), RM, 63 to 64.

James 'Jim' Pfister, RM, 10/67 to 6/69.

Joyce McGowan Kent, wife of the late William Kent, RM, 58-61, 64-67

Thomas Pacileo USN(Ret), RM, 60 to 61

 Also, new e-mail addresses for:

Derry Bride: Anne McConnell, Mrs. Mike Quinn, ET, 71 to 74.

Derry Bride: Mary J. McLaughlin, Mrs. Richard 'Dick' Newell, ET, 61 to 63

Derry Bride: Joan Callan, Mrs. Thomas Pacileo, RM, 60 to 61

 Newly INVALID e-mail Addresses - if you have a new e-mail address for any of these members, please send it on to Jim Sullivan.

Kevin Bradshaw, RM, 1/76 to 6/77

Jerry Floyd, RM, 1/59 to 5/60

Peter Pryor, RM, 62 to 65

Allen 'Mac' McKeithan, PN, 70 to 72

Robert McManis, CDR, 3/75 to 4/77

 E-mail Delivery Problems  (We had messages to the following member(s) returned to us; the reason for the return is listed for each. These members should contact their e-mail providers for corrective action.)

 Andrew 'Jim' Eggett, ET, 56-59, 64-66 (Reason: Message would exceed virtual user's disk quota.)


 New "TAPS" Section Entries:

 Gerald L. Heimbigner, RMC, 63-66, passed away May 22, 2004, in Lake Elsinore, CA. I played on the base basketball team for Jerry; he was a great guy, and he started me every game, so you know he was a great b-ball coach, as well. Lots of fond memories travelling around Ireland with him and the basketball team in that small, cramped base van. Ouch!

Danny Duddy, Civilian, who spent many a year at Ross Downey as the Base mechanic, passed away on June 25, 2006.


 NOW photo of member John 'Jack' Butrovich USN(Ret), Lt., 68 to 70, was added to the Members List.


 An addition to our "Searching For" Section.

 Paul Kyle, at e-mail address: cepkyle@aol.com, is looking for David Garfield Willams, a SH2 at the base from 1963 to 1965. Send any info you might have on Willy to Paul Kyle, at his e-mail address.


 Be sure to check out the latest info on the October 18-21, 2006 "Circa 1960 Group Mini-Reunion" at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Virginia Beach, Va. Remember: ALL MEMBERS are invited to attend this "mini" reunion, regardless of when you served in Derry.

 And, in case you haven't visited it lately.....

 We have a NEW link address for the photo album of member Gordy Bauschka (RM, 66 to 69), who created this album of 75 photos he took during the 2003 Derry Reunion, including many from the our visit to the "old base", and a stirring musical accompaniment of the song, "The town that I loved so well". If you haven't visited this site lately, do so now, as you will enjoy it -- it is listed in our REUNIONS section, under "Previous" Reunions.

 That's all for now.

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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