The USS Markab has been added to the VA's list of ships operating in Viet Nam.
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Veteran’s Day Essay
By: Emma Wolfe

Do you ever wonder who the bravest people are? Do you ever wonder if there are actual superheroes? The answer is the VETERANS, of course! But…what is a veteran? A veteran is a man or woman who once served in the Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard or the Army. What did veterans do for us?

Veterans stood up for their families, friends and even people they’ve never met face-to-face. They suffered losses of other veteran’s, they gave up time with their families. Yet they fought for their home, their biggest family, the United States of America.

Veterans are a part of who we are. There are 300,000 homeless veterans, and 1.4 million are at risk. One veteran passes every two hours, we can’t have that happen. We have to repay the favor for the people who fought for us. We’re letting our heroes down, let’s bring them back up. NOW. Thank our veterans and help one in need. Contact a trustworthy website to lend a helping hand. Thank you for our freedom, veterans!

(Emma is the granddaughter of my friend. She is 10 years old and attends Summit Elementary School in Aurora Colorado. Webmaster)

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2012 USS Markab Reunion
Branson, MO

2012 group
Front Row, L to R: Dennis Rigsby, Joe Fresquez, Donald Nelson, Bill Stewart, Brent Halverson, Paul Beyer, Richard Roth, Ray L'Esperance
Back Row, L to R: Bill Hanzel, Ed Slaney, Dave Snow, Glen Books, John Beck, Elliot Mihlsten, Richard Nowicki, Dexter Campbell, Bill Campbell
Photo used with permission, Flash Photo, Branson, MO
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I was a Sailor once

"I WAS A SAILOR ONCE" Sharing a glimpse of the life many so dearly loved...

I liked standing on the bridge wing at sunrise with salt spray in my face and clean ocean winds whipping in from the four quarters of the globe I liked the sounds of the Navy - the piercing trill of the boatswains pipe, the syncopated clangor of the ship's bell on the quarterdeck, harsh, and the strong language and laughter of sailors at work.

I liked Navy vessels -- plodding fleet auxiliaries and amphibs, sleek submarines and steady solid aircraft carriers.

I liked the proud names of Navy ships: Midway, Lexington, Saratoga, Coral Sea, Antietam, Valley Forge - - memorials of great battles won and tribulations overcome.

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Our shipmates by wars:

WW2    Korea

2012 group
Front Row, L to R: Ida McCollum, Arlene Fresquez, Elaine Halverson, Sharon Beyer, Cynthia Roth, Marlene L'Esperance
Back Row, L to R: Marie Slaney, Carol Snow, Pat Books, Raina, Jean Mihlsten, Barbara, Campbell, Janice Campbell