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NOTICE to MARINERS **
Issued by the
USS Whetstone (LSD-27) Association
you have 12 minutes to spare out of your day, I urge you to view this.
If you have already seen the video, I am sure you will appreciate
Please share the link with your friends and shipmates.
Tribute to our flag
Vocal by Elvis
of Bob Thompson, Retired Military Veteran, Panama City,
THE 2014 USS WHETSTONE
Will be in Portland, Me Sept. 11-14th. 2014
at the Clarion Hotel at $99/night, checkout morning of the 15th.
See June Newsletter for
USS Whetstone (LSD-27) Association
June 2014 - 65th Edition of the Rolling Stone Newsletter is online
and ready to be viewed.
Please, make this year one of Remembrance for our
Let them know that their sacrifices are truly appreciated.
take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who you want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say, and
Keep me out of Your way.
Written by New York City Fire Department Chaplin:
Friar Mychal F. Judge
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Microsoft Internet Explorer.
longer an "Active
Fleet" vessel, the Whetstone remains active in the hearts and memories
of those who
have served aboard her. This site is a modern way to preserve
Because of Whetstone's long active service there will be more to
remember than the space
available for sharing. Consequently, those wanting only a
quick history should go to our "Launch
to Decommission Historical Dates" page
(and a thank you to the efforts of Patrick Clancey and our
shipmates). Our "Cruises"
page will contain the photos, sea stories and cruise details.
With all that may be
contained in this page, loading time will be longer, though more
"Rolling Stone" is
entering uncharted waters. The Hydrographic Office has not
issued a Notice to
Mariners that contains good navigation clues. Unless of
course, you venture to the
pages about reports of "Marine Phenomenon". This site has
with the goal of a return to safe harbor. There are two
levels of access. One
is general access to any and all who wish to visit and learn.
The second is for crew
members only. For this level, access permission is required
for all former shipmates
and it will not be available to non-crew members. We would
invite all former shipmates to join the U.S.S.
Whetstone Association by visiting our "Registration"
page. Current members
are also requested to visit and complete a registration.
There are two types of
membership in the Association,
voting and non-voting. All former Crewmembers or surviving
members of their
immediate family, Wives and progeny over 18, may join as voting members
Those others who wish to join are encouraged to
do so, whether former/current military or civilian. These
persons will be non-voting
members. However, all members will receive the Quarterly News
Letter. Dues are
voluntary at an annual cost of $25.00. Only voting members
will be allowed access
to the Crew Quarters pages.
Aboard and enjoy your
OFFICIAL: During the Business Meeting at the
2000 Reunion this site was
incorporated as the "Official Web Site
of the U.S.S. Whetstone Association". Go to the
page for additional information
about how you can help us support and enlarge this site.
REUNION: Reunion News will be the
place to start for information and updates for our upcoming 2014
Reunion. Pertinent information will be published when
available. Reunion 2010 was well attended. At the moment I
have no pictures to publish. Any pictures that you would like to share
would be appreciated. Reunion 2008 was well attended. We will
add a page or two of pictures once I receive them. Help me
out shipmates! Reunion
2002 has evolved successfully and a great time was had by
all. We have recapped the events and also provide a pictorial
history. As we remember, please enjoy. Reunion 2004
has also evolved successfully. Photographs taken by the David
A. Vydra (Webmaster) have been edited and uploaded to the 2004
Reunion Photographs page. There are 385
photos. Bring a lunch and enjoy. And now you may
review some pictures of the
REUNION LINKS: As a service to members and visitors, we will
have a links page for other U. S. Naval Vessels and adjunct affiliated
forces i.e., Seabees, Phibron, Desron, UDT, Seals etc. There
is a new
Newsletter section where we have included a page dedicated to upcoming
U.S. Navy/Marine Unit reunions. We invite webmasters and
presidents of these organizations to contact the Webmaster:
or Bill Coakley:
firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may include your reunion.
Looking for a
member? We have a complete listing of members Onboard from
1944 through 1970 in
Company Data Base will contain detailed information about all
Shipmate members. It will be restricted to Shipmates
registered in the Association only.
: We have updated our list as of 10/06/08.
Bluejacket, you will be pleasantly surprised. If you have
difficulty with a link, please notify the webmaster.
Be sure to check the
for News, Changes and Updates. (NEW
Please visit the
Webmaster page if
a shipmate. Help us solve the Mysteries.
Review the Webmaster's Bulletin page for informative and/or relevant
articles which concern the Association and us as members venturing into
the online world.
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