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The USS Markab has been added to the VA's list of ships operating in Viet Nam.
To check the list go to the Ships in Vietnam, Agent Orange

Shipmates News!

(This is something new. We will be posting news from our shipmates to let everyone know the health and other events in our shipmates lives. We ask those of you who have information about a shipmate to let us know so that we can inform all the shipmates.
Send information to shipmate.news@markab.org)

From: Bob & Helen Dunham
Via: William Campbell
DUE TO THE MOVE, OUR CHRISTMAS ADDRESS BOOK IS AMONG THE MISSING. AS A RESULT, WE TRUST YOU WILL EXCUSE US THIS YEAR AND ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING AS A FERVENT WISH FOR YOUR CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS DURING 2013.

2012 HOLIDAY GREETINGS

Our wish for you is a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2012 has been a year of change for us, and through it all, we are still together after 65 years.

Bob was placed on Hospice late last spring, and after a short hospital stay for me in August, the family feels it best we be closer to Tom and family. Within the last few weeks, we moved to an assisted facility in Newnan, GA Things are working out O.K. Folks are pleasant and it's nice to be waited on after all these years. As always, the boys came to our rescue with the move, settled us in and pray they don't have to do this again. So do I, too exhausting.

Holiday festivities are upon us, so our prayer is for a year of prosperity for all. God bless and keep you all.
Much love,
Bob & Helen Dunham
25 Newnan Lakes Blvd., #122
Newnan, GA 30263
Phone 678-423-4189
E-mails:Helen (or)Robert

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
Flash Photo

WE WERE THERE,
SORRY WE MISSED YOU


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
Vietnam

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