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									            American Association of Navy Hospital
                    Corpsmen Newsletter
                                         January 2009 Issue
                                         www.AAoNHC.org
      15th Reunion 2009 San Diego, California                   Your 2008 membership dues were due by Dec 31,
                                                                2007. Those that are still behind were sent a
                 Sept. 23 - 27, 2009
                                                                reminder post card. The deadline to respond is Feb
                     More to come                               15th before we have to drop you from our roles.
                                                                2009 is already here so this year’s dues are now due.
                  Cruising to Hawaii                            Many have already paid, if you haven’t please mail
                                                                your payments in. Please keep your fine
As always, we are planning a cruise for those who want
                                                                organization going by paying your dues. As a
to extend the reunion/vacation. For every 8 cabins
                                                                reminder you can now also pay your dues on-line on
booked, the association earns funds for the treasury. So
                                                                our website www.AAoNHC.org Please complete the
far we have 5 cabins booked and you are welcome to
bring family and friends. This cruise fills up fast so if       attached 2009 application, we are collecting new
interested, contact Suzy soon. The Golden Princess for          information this year. Free monogrammed pocket
the AAoNHC cruise to Hawaii Sept 27-Oct 11, 2009. It            calendar to early payers while they last.
is 14 nights round trip from Los Angeles. Prices include
all taxes and fees.
Inside (cat. I) is $1643.05 per person                                       Word From the New Editor
Window (cat FF) is $1829.05 per person                            Hi, I’m Richard Rivera and I am honored to be
Balcony (cat BC) is 2443.05 per person                            the new Editor for AAoNHC. I served in the US
                                                                  Navy from 1974-1980 and went to ‘Corps
WHEN YOU LOG ON TO OUR WEBSITE YOU SEE A                          School’ in San Diego. After my enlistment I went
PAINTING SIGNED BY WHEELER B. "JOHNNY" LIPES WITH                 into law enforcement in Oregon and worked as a
THE MESSAGE "TO CORPSMEN EVERYWHERE". JOHNNY                      patrol officer, traffic officer and detective, from
LIPES PREFORMED A APPENDECTOMY ABOARD THE USS
SEADRAGON SS-194 WHILE SUBMERGED IN THE SOUTH
                                                                  which I recently retired. I currently have a nice
CHINA SEA ON 11 SEPT 42. INSTEAD OF BEING                         retirement job at a college working in Public
COMMENDED FOR THIS ACTION, THE CHIEF OF BUMED,                    Safety training new personnel and crime
SURG GEN ROSS MCINTIRE WANTED HIM UP FOR A COURT                  prevention. I am looking forward to meeting you
MARTIAL. THIS DIDN'T HAPPENED BUT LIPES GOT
NOTHING FOR THIS BUT A LOT OF GRIEF.
                                                                  at the AAoNHC reunion in San Diego. Please
WHEN WE WERE AT CORPUS , I SAW A COPY OF "NAVY                    remember to submit articles to me for the
MEDICINE" WITH A PORTRAIT OF ADM MCINTIRE ON THE                  newsletter at AAONHC_Editor@yahoo.com
COVER AND THE STORY SAID THAT HE WAS DESERVING
OF THE HIGHEST PRAISE FOR HIS TREATMENT AND CARE
OF FDR. THE STORY SAYS THAT MCINTIRE WAS "THE
EPITOME OF THE DUTY AND HONOR OF A NAVAL                                                  Contents
OFFICER". I WROTE TO JAN HERMAN, HISTORIAN AT                   Page 2 - Officers and Board
BUMED, A FRIEND OF OUR ASSOC HAVING BEEN A GUEST                Page 3 – TAPS, Membership report
SPEAKER ON SEVERAL OF OUR REUNIONS. HE SAID TO
                                                                Page 4 – From our members
WRITE A LETTER AND HE WOULD PRINT IT. IT IS IN THE
                                                                Page 5 – Reunion
NOV-DEC NAVY MEDICINE ISSUE. I GOT A VERY SWEET
                                                                Page 6,7 – Hawaiian cruise application
LETTER FROM HIS WIDOW THANKING ME FOR WHAT I HAD
SAID. I HOPE WHEN YOU READ THIS YOU DON'T THINK
THAT I AM PATTING MYSELF ON THE BACK, FOR THOSE
THAT KNOW ME I DON'T THINK I COME ACROSS THAT
WAY. AS ALL CORPSMEN REPLY WHEN THEY DO                     1
SOMETHING, "JUST DOING MY JOB". REST IN PEACE
JOHNNY, YOUR STILL A HERO TO ALL US OLD "DOCS".
CHUCK STARK, PREZ AAONHC
These are your Board Members and Officers. Please free to contact any of them
with questions, concerns or comments. They are all volunteers trying to keep your
    organization great. They are your voices if you can’t make the meetings.

                                      YOUR OFFICERS
      President: Charles (Chuck) Stark (561) 881-5315, e-mail: npdocusn@bellsouth.net
       (Singer Island, FL)
      Vice President: Gene Pasahow 361-852-8416,
       Email: epasahow@stx.rr.com (Corpus Christi, TX)
      Secretary: Larry Davis (707) 447-6392 e-mail: davlawjr@hotmail.com (Vacaville, CA)
      Treasurer/Membership Chair: Paul Denis (315) 699-5274, Prefer e-mail:
       AAoNHC@yahoo.com (Clay, NY)
      Chaplain: Richard Morbidoni (Glenview, IL)

ADMINISTRATIVE:

Newsletter Editor: Richard (Rick) Rivera Hillsboro, Or Phone (503) 312-6958, e-mail
AAONHC_Editor@yahoo.com

Webmaster e-mail Contact: Paul Denis (315) 699-5274, e-mail: AAoNHC@yahoo.com
Association web address: www.AAoNHC.org

Ship's Store: Fred Elliot (Milan, IN) Phone (812)-654-3122, e-mail: onesparrow@netzero.net


                                    YOUR BOARD MEMBERS

Russell Henderson (Sr. Member): (413) 592-4310 e-mail: none (Chicopee, MA)

Fred Elliott: (812) 654-3122 E-mail: onesparrow@netzero.net (Milan, IN)

Felix Valdez: (702) 451-3472 Email: none (LasVegas, NV)

Frank Bradford (540) 829-2268, e-mail: none (Culpeper, VA)

Barrie Lindsay (845) 754-8343, e-mail: blindsay1@hvc.rr.com (Westbrookville, NY)

Ron Wilson (636-394-6868), Email: seadocret@aol.com (Manchester, MO) NEW MEMBER

Art Boyle (262-857-2018), Email: aboyhm@yahoo.com (Bristol, WI) NEW MEMBER


2009 Reunion Chairman at San Diego, California Sept 23 – 27, 2009

JOE PIFER HMCM/RET. EMAIL: JOENPJ@COX.NET Spring Valley, CA 619-464-5445
HARRY PENNY HMC/Ret EMAIL: harrypenny@docslocker.com San Marcos, CA 858-395-0079

Reunion committee: Vice President, Reunion Chairman and Treasurer

Hawaiian Cruise Coordinator: Suzanne Denis (315) 699-5274 E-mail: suzyd@twcny.rr.com

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                                      Let   us remember our Fallen Comrades

                                                     December
                                         BYRNE, Arthur                  HMC
                                         HOLDERMAN, Barton S.           HMC            NO KIA REPORTED
                                         McGOWAN, Harvey A.              HMCS
                                         Mecartea, James A.             HMC
                                         OSTEM, Terry                   HMC
                                         SMITH Donald B.                 HM1


                   May eternal rest grant unto them, and eternal light shine upon them.




                                                   MEMBERSHIP
Good Job,
 Our membership is looking good thanks to all of your recruiting efforts. We continue to pick up new members at
each reunion and by word of mouth, whether its our locations, the extra activities we do to extend our reunions
(cruises), adds in publications, or just the word getting out, keep it up! Our present membership looks like this;


                                             Active members: 417 (up 18)
                                                  Medal of Honor: 4
                                                    Active Duty: 1
                                 Life Members: 73 (up 5) (2 paying installments)
                                                  New Members: 15


If you haven't sent in your dues for 2008 please do so. 106 have NOT paid their dues. These members were
                                             th
sent a reminder postcard last month, Feb 15 is the deadline before we need to drop you off the roster. If
you’re having problems paying your dues please contact your President Chuck Stark. We don’t want to lose
anyone.
The good news is 32% have paid there 2009 dues, let’s go for 100% by March.
Thank you
Paul Denis HM1 (FMF) Retired
Treasurer/Membership
Webmaster www.aaonhc.org




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AAoNHC 2009 Reunion San Diego, California
September 23 – 27 General Meeting as well as the sites for the 2010 - 2011 reunions, if you have
a preference of where you want them to be AND a sponsor for that area contact one of your
officers/directors.


 As always we are planning a cruise for those who want to extend there vacation. Every 16
people (8 cabins) booked the association earns the cost of that person for the treasury. So far we
have 4 cabins booked (8 people) and you are welcome to bring family and friends. This cruise
fills up fast so if interested contact Suzy soon.



Hawaiian Cruise



I have contacted Princess and have some cabins on hold (Golden Princess) for the
AAoNHC cruise to Hawaii Sept 27-Oct 11, 2009. It is 14 nights round trip from
Los Angeles. Prices include all taxes, fees and the fuel surcharge.

Inside (cat. I) is $1643.05 per person
Window (cat FF) is $1829.05 per person
Balcony (cat BC) is 2443.05 per person

They would not allow me to put mini suites or suites on hold as they are limited.
They have changed the way they do their deposits and it is now it is 20% of the
base fare plus fees. The per cabin deposit is $638 for inside, $718 for window,
$958 for balcony and the mini-suite at the price it is right now is $1150 deposit.

If there are any past guest discounts, they will be applied at the time of booking,
and past guests will get the past guest price.

I have brochures and will mail them on request. Let me know if you have any
questions. I hope you will be joining us!

Suzy




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                                        FROM OUR MEMBERS


       AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF NAVY HOSPITAL CORPSMEN
                                        Application for Membership 2009
                                      PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION
            Cannizzaro" <roandoc1948@bellsouth.net>
From: "John NAME:______________________________________Nickname: __________________
please be advised that a reunion of all medical personnel stationed at
            ADDRESS:______________________________________________________________
Naval Hospital, Orlando is planned for January 29,2009 in Winter Park,
            CITY, STATE, AND ZIP CODE:____________________________________________
Florida. Should you wish to disseminate that to your membership the
            PHONE:________________________________________________________________
            E-MAIL:________________________________________________________________
contact person is "Eddie" Brewer at 407.384.5404 (work) or
407.321.7653 (home).
              I would like for my phone and e-mail address listed in the roster. Yes______No________
It might (or might not) be of interest to our Association membership that shipmate
               ANNUAL DUES ARE $20.00 PER YEAR.
HMCS Wahler has been selected for appointment to the Secretary of the Navy's Retiree
Council, Smokey. I will be going to the Washington Navy Yard for the Council's Annual
               New member _____                            Renewal: _________
Meeting at the end of this month. I can have a few more details should anyone be
interested.
               Life membership fees:
Darryl WahlerAge 18-35                               $450.00               $38.00 per month for one year
               Age 36-50                             $350.00               $30.00 per month for one year
1102 Hickory Road51-65
               Age                                   $250.00               $21.00 per month for one year
               Age 66-79                             $180.00               $15.00 per month for one year
Sterling, IL 61081-1093
               Age 80-older                          $125.00               $11.00 per month for one year
815-626-7216   ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE WITHIN ONE YEAR FROM DATE
               REQUEST WAS MADE.
gtmorider@netscape.net
               SPOUSE'S NAME:_______________________________________________________

              Rank at the time of discharge:_______________ Military Retired: YES NO

                a speech (AW, SW, to a group of grade school students
This is part of QUALS: I am giving FMF, SS, ETC) _________________ NEC: ________________
for the dedication of a Freedom Shrine at Grasslake School, Antioch,
Illinois.       Dates of service: ____________________ Conflicts: ___________________________

                Would you like to purchase What of the think of Abby? Do you
Has any one seen the TV program NCIS? a copydo you Membership Roster? Yes_______ No_______
think I look like Abby? I was called on by the FBI to identify some blood
                           The cost for the roster is: $10.00 + $4.50 for printing, shipping and handling.
that was collected on the blade of a bulldozer that had been used to kill
a contract worker on Guam. The Naval Hospital did not have the
                THE NAMES IN THE ROSTER CANNOT/WILL NOT BE USED FOR ANY
               equipment that is available to THE ROSTER IS TO LOCATE AND CONTACT
sophisticatedCOMMERCIAL PURPOSE.Abby; we used normal bench tests that
                                             determine SHIPMATES ONLY.
were available at that time. I was able to FORMERthat the blood was
type B+, the same blood type as the man that was killed. They were able
to connect the driver of the bulldozer to the crime. On another occasion a
                Please select how you would like her stateroom quarterly
women had been brutally raped and murdered into receive your on board anewsletter:
                  ship. The mail: patrol brought the sheets to me and I was
Navy Transport By regularShore _______ By e-mail to (email address): ________________________
able to determine that the person who raped the women was blood type A+; this
was the blood type of the principle suspect and went as evidence against
him. These are not normal duties of a medical laboratory but it sure made
life interesting for me.
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Fergal P.J. Gallagher, HMCS Retired
       AAoNHC Hawaii Cruise Sept 2009 Registration
                               (Please Print Clearly)
             Please fill out a separate registration form for each person cruising

Full Name (as on picture ID or Passport)


Address ________________________________________________________________



Phone ___________________________            Email_______________________________

Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYYY) _____________________________________________

Room Type: Inside ($1643.05 per person) _____ Window ($1829.05 per person) _____

Balcony ($2443.05 per person) _____ Mini-Suite or Suite pricing available on request

Name of Room-mate_______________________________________________________

Princess Travel Care: (contact me for pricing) Yes Insurance______No Insurance ______

Would prefer Early Dining (approx 6:00) _______       Late Dining (approx 8:30) _______

Will you be celebrating a special occasion while on this cruise (birthday, anniversary,
etc)? Yes_________            No_________

If yes, Date and Occasion___________________________________________________

Method of Payment: (circle one) Visa MC         Discover     American Express

                              Optima         Diners Club        Carte Blanche

Credit Card Number ________________________________________________

Expiration (MM/YYYY) _______________________

Have you ever sailed on Princess Cruise Lines before?      Yes_____ No_____

Mail to:
Suzanne Denis
Suzy’s Getaway Travel                 or Fax: 315-699-5274
8185 Chianti Circle
Clay, NY 13041




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AAoNHC
C/O: PAUL DENIS
8185 CHIANTI CIR
CLAY, NY 13041




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                   JANUARY 2009 Newsletter
                      www.AAoNHC.org


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