USS Belle Grove Logbook
Name: Fred Reck
Les and Janet said it all, what a great reunion it was. I would like to thank all the attendees and of course Mitzy and the Peltiers. You folks sure know how to hold a reunion.
Next year Marilynn is hosting in Texas and I know it will be a good one. Always wanted to go visit South Fork and it is on one of the tours.
Don't forget to send in your dues so you can keep receiving the newsletter. We hope to be able to send the newsletter out online in the near future. Send your dues to John Vice our Secretary/Treasure. ($10 year-$75 lifetime)
104 East Tampico Street
New Iberia, La. 70563
Remember, funds from our auctions, raffle and dues etc. go to disabled vets and other service related organizations. Thanks to all who participate in the fund raising and reunions.
Take care, and hope to see some new faces and families in Texas next year. We really have a nice time.
Added: July 24, 2016
Name: Lowell & Marlene Chadwick
What a good time we all had at this years ship reunion.Thank Forrest,Sue and of course Mitzi.She was so helpful.The swamp tour was interesting,even if it did rain,cooled us off.The tasting tour was really nice.The lady driver was helpful,even if we wernt told what we were eating on the last stop.We found out it was aligator!!!! Our family members who came with us really enjoyed it.
Added: July 21, 2016
Name: Donna Larson
From: Omaha, Ne.
Name: Lester L. Maudlin
From: Norwalk, IA
Hello Shipmates and Righthanders,
WOW!!!! What a reunion in Lafayette, LA., and our host were Forest, Sue and Mitzi, and they put on a great reunion, not a dull moment once it all started to roll.
The Tabassco Factory and Avery Island tour was very educational and rewarding and beautiful. Then the Food Truck experience, can't even begin to describe that, but marvelous idea and tour of some great food in Lousiana. And fun experience, something we had never done before, just so much fun, and we had a great group traveling along with us. The Swamp tour, to see the alligators, beautiful birds. And can't even begin to tell all of you the trip to Forest and Sue's home, the Cajun band, love that music and folks were dancing. The food, oh my, we were stuffed, and of course the RUM cakes were aplenty all week long. Wow!!! A wonderful, exciting week, and a chance to meet up again with the greatest people in this country from the USS Belle Grove LSD 2. Auction and raffle were a success. And of course fun to see expression the faces of folks that buy and folks that win in the raffle. So thankful to all whom bring the wonderful items to share with others. Banquet, more food and then saying our good byes' which is so hard after such a wonderful week with truly great friends.
First Timer: Luke and Christina from Cneterville, LA. Welcome.
We are home safely, with our two UBER drivers. Ha! Has been an experience with those two. Our oldest daughter, Lori from Seattle area, and her friend from grade school through high school Lauri G. She lives in Iowa. We drove straight home. 16 1/2 hours. Take care all of you, see you in Texas, and then the next year in Albuquerque, NM.
Les and Janet
Added: July 18, 2016
Name: Alice Trahan Bourg
From: Covington, LA
The Four Seasons sang Oh what a night in 1963; but what a week it in Lafayette
! The hard work was so appreciated, thank you to one and all. Looking back I know why my dad (P J Trahan) enjoyed this annual trip, it was a true family reunion. Already looking forward to Dallas and mind wandering about South Dakota; safe travels to all that are getting on the road to return home.
Added: July 16, 2016
Name: Donna Larson
From: Omaha, Ne.
Heartfelt greetings and wishes to you for another great USS Belle Grove LSD2 reunion. I have wonderful memories of many reunions Jack and I attended, starting with our first in St.Louis. Enjoy the special bond of the friendships made and treasured with this amazing group. Have a memorable week. Love 'n Hugs Donna
Added: July 10, 2016
Name: Russ Pillion
From: Chester, NH
Underway, Underway to Lafayette, LA to visit the Belle Grove Reunion Family. It has been a long year and eagerly waiting to see everyone again. ETA Sunday some time, a little stop over in Pensacola, Fl to see my son and then on to Lafayette. Fair winds and Following Seas and the Good Lord willing the creek don't rise will see you all there.
Russ & Sheila
Added: July 6, 2016
Name: John Vice
From: New Iberia, La.
Hi. Shipmates and right handers, want to wish one and all a happy 4th of July, and to pray for our service men and women. That make it possible, we are able to celebrate this freedom we have. Looking forward to the reunion in Lafayette, it is just a week away, we will pass us a good time sha.
Happy 4th and God Bless
Added: June 30, 2016
Name: Lewis H Lancaster
From: Gettysburg Pa
Name: Paul Stauffer
From: Macungie, Pa