James C. Owens Guestbook





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8/4/2010

ON SATURDAY 7/24/2010 RITA & I ATTENDED MY MID MON-VALLEY SHIPMATES PICNIC. WE HAD ABOUT 70 MEMBERS & GUEST.
EVERYONE ENJOYED THEMSELVES ALTHOUGH IT WAS HOT & HUMID.
THE CLUB WAS FORMED AROUND 20 YEARS AGO. WHEN REQUESTED WE MARCH IN PARADES,PERFORM TWO BELL CEREMONY FOR DECEASED MEMBERS & ANY FORMER NAVAL PERSONAL WHEN ASK.

SUNDAY 7/25/2010 RITA & I WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
TO LISTEN TO THE METROPLITAN ITALIAN SYMPHONIC BAND OF PITTSBURGH. THEY BEGAN WITH THE ITALIAN ANTHEM FOLLOWED BY OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM. THEY PLAYED OLD FAVORITES PLUS HENRY MANCINI & GLEN MILLER. THEY PLAYED THE NAVY HYMN FOLLOWED BY THE OTHER SERVICE SONGS. ALL VETS WERE ASK TO STAND AS THEY HEARD THEIR SERVICE SONG ENDING WITH ANCHORS AWEIGH AS ALWAYS SAILORS OUT NUMBER ALL THE REST. THE CONDUCTOR IS A RETIRED NAVY MUSICIAN. IN CLOSING I HAD A GOOD NAVY WEEKEND.
SEE YOU NORFOLK.
:)


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8/3/10

HI SHIPMATES

ON JULY 22 I RECEIVED E-MAIL FROM JERRY PIERCE FROM
TUCSON,AZ HE FOUND ME. I BEEN LOOKING FOR HIM A LONG
TIME. HE E-MAILED ME HIS PHONE NUMBER. NEXT DAY I CALLED HIM. WE TALKED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FORTY-FIVE YEARS. WE
TALK ABOUT OUR OTHER SHIPMATES ABOARD THE JC. HE CAN'T
MAKE IT TO NORFOLK.
RITA & I WILL SEE YOU ALL IN NORFOLK. :o


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In service 1950-54

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It is really great to know that after all these years and many more "sea miles" that Owens is still there. Looking at the names of old shipmates brings back memories of Charleston, Bermuda, Gitmo, 2 Med trips and various other deployments including one of my first and coldest, SlamEx off the coast of Newfoundland. Keith, this post is for you:)

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Come on guys - sign the guest book

Keith


Added: April 28, 2010
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Greg (the Stupid) Flanigan here again. I meant to put the word "not" in the sentence about the Naperville reunion. It should have read "Those who did NOT attend the reunion missed a heckuva good time. Sorry about that. Old age creeping up on me, no, it is galloping up on me.

Greg Flanigan
6/55 - 6/58


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Would you please list my brother ( Robert P. Curran ) in the James C. Owens memorial. I beleave he was a GM/1 or 2 on the Owens. He joined the Navy from Medford, Mass. and went on to complete 30 and 1/2 years in the Navy. He passed away Oct. 25, 1999.

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All of you who did attend the reunion in Naperville (Chicago) missed 1 heckuva good time. Bob & Dedee Petralia did a great job as site chairmen & the reunion organizers ran a great program. A good time was had by all. Next Sept the reunion will be in Norfolk where many of you have (warm & fond?) memories. It will be great to see how the place has changed over the years. Let's make the Norfolk reunion a big one. I hope that 2010 is a great year for 1 & all of the former crewmembers & their families. God Bless you all.

Greg Flanigan/an old Sonarman.
6/55 to 6/58


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