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Newsletter VP-45/VP-205/VP-MS-5 Association Newsletter

Contributed by Steve Riddle s.riddle@ieee.org
Secretary/Newsletter Editor

Newsletter #26 - AUGUST 2000

President's Message

Tom Sez...

I was very impressed with the Arizona Memorial when we visited it recently in Pearl Harbor. The "Mighty Mo" (USS Missouri) is tied up to a pier on Ford Island and is easily accessible by a new bridge. If you have the opportunity to go to Oahu, don't miss the Arizona Memorial and the USS Mis- souri, the Alpha and the Omega.

The other good deal for Navy active duty and retirees is the Hale Koa Hotel at Fort DeRussy right on Waikiki Beach. My son, his wife and our oldest grandchild were eligible to stay there with us. Room rates are based on rank/rate (mine was $114.00) .The hotel has two beautiful pools, five restaurants, all great food and reason- able prices, lots of activities, Luau, magic show for kids, etc. Leave it to the military to give you a briefing the morning after you arrive, on what's going on. At the Luau we attended, they introduced a Retired Army couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with 21 of their a children and grandchildren! We are going back next year.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you at the reunion in October. It promises to be the best ever so try to attend. Check for the latest on the reunion in this issue of The Pelican Post

Table of Contents

Table Of Contents

Naval Aviation History Office Publications
Naval Training Center - San Diego
The Flying Boats Of Bermuda
Those Navy Guys And Their PBY's
Squadron Patches
The Last Mariner
Nomination Of Association Officers
Mail Call
A Letter From CDR. C. Ed Hudson USN (Ret)
In Memoriam
Pelican Tales
Did You know
From The Editor's Desk
PBY Catalina International
Treasurer's Report
As Of 1 August, The Following Members Have Registered With The Reunion Coordinator
And More!

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