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USS Belle Grove Logbook





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Added: September 12, 2014
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Hi Folk's,

Wanted to drop a line and let you know that I have been in contact with Danny Shea a Signalman who served aboard the B.G.in the mid 60's. He has been living in Nevada for many years. He is going to try and make it to Portland for the reunion next August.

We had another great reunion this year in Annapolis, so much to see and do. Great to see everyone again and a special thank's to Russ and Sheila for the good time.

The next news letter should have all the information for the 2015 reunion. Congrat's to Vic Grillo senior who won the raffle for free lodging in Portland next year.

Take care
Fred Reck


Added: September 3, 2014
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My dad served on the USS Belle Grove in the 1950's His name was Wilbur Louis Wright. He passed away in March 2011. I was over seas in Afghanistan deployed with NMCB 26. I remember growing up and go to all the seas stories that my Dad ship mates use to tell. In 1987 I joined the Navy and served 6 years and got out. In 2003 I returned to the Navy as a BU in the Seabee's. I am now a Chief in the Navy. My youngest son is going to join the Navy next year. I miss going to the reunions and seeing all my dads shipmates. I grew up in front of a lot of them and lived the life they told me about. :!cool: :!cool:

Added: August 30, 2014
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Dear friends,
Sad news today, our good friends in Nebraska, Darrel and Sharon Dexter. Darrel called us around dinner time, and Sharon had passes away from cancer, she was in the hospital for about a week. She has been very sick for several months.
Address:
Darrel Dexter
Box 91
Chambers, NE 68725
Services will be Saturday morning at United Methodist church, Chambers, NE Visitation will be Friday evening at Biglins Funeral Home, 111 North Third St, O'Neil, NE
68763
Darrel served aboard the USS Belle Grove LSD 2 from 1958 to 1962, they attended the Navy reunion in Billings, MT.
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
Les and Janet


Added: August 27, 2014
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Is there anyone that was aboard the BG in the late 50s (57 to 59) that observed the atomic test, and now is having health problems. Please let me know. Thanks. Larry

Added: August 25, 2014
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Hello,
The August Logbook was sent today in the mail, so you should be receiving it in a couple of days. We are good, heading off to the Iowa State Fair come Wednesday for 10 days. Hopefully it will be cool and comfy.
Take care friends.


Added: August 4, 2014
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We enjoyed the reunion very much.Russ and Shelia did a great job and we thank them for a good time.It was good to see old friends and make new ones too.We especially enjoyed seeing Jack& Sandy Strickler there.They hadnt been to one in a few years due to health issues.God bless all the BG family. :o

Added: July 27, 2014
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Hello,
Yes an awesome reunion, and always wonderful to see our Navy friends and families. Russ and Sheila pulled a good one off, hotel was great, sightseeing and so much history, who couldn not have enjoyed any of that.
The logbook is in the mail, ready to be printed, contacted my Kori, and she is anxious to get it, probably tomorrow. Hope to have it ready to mail later next week or so.
Our grandson's team from Waukee are in the Baseball State Tournament, we were there, it was awesome to see them win, they play their first game next Wednesday, and they are the Number #1 seed, have been rated all year as 1st or 2nd in 4A schools in Iowa.
All for now, God Bless all of you, take care.
Portland next August.
Les and Janet


Added: July 24, 2014
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Thanks Russ and Sheila for a great reunion, lots of fun and visited some great sites. Just spending time with shipmate and right handers was great. Just got home and looing forward to next year in Portland.
Take care and God Bless each and everyone.

John and Elaine


Added: July 23, 2014
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To all of the Belle Grove family who signed my 90th Birthday Card, my sincerest THANK YOU. It means a lot and I do appreciate your thoughtfulness. I was fortunate to have my 3 grandchildren in town so was a joyous family time. I treasure your friendships. Love 'n Hugs Donna

Added: July 23, 2014
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