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May 14, 2014

Dear Shipmates,

 

All news relating to Minemen and AOM will always be reported here. Very little has transpired to report on this month and, fortunately, very few deaths have been reported in a while.

 

STILL SEARCHING FOR MNC JOHN J. HARTMANN

 

Mail received from several sources have referenced the Fleet Reserve Assoc.  magazine in reporting the death of MNC John J. Hartmann. I have searched every possible source and have called FRA to locate John, to no avail. There are THREE John Hartmanns that I have located who served in the US Navy and who have passed on during the past three years but I can't tell if one of them is the MNC we seek.  If anyone can  help us identify this mineman, I'll be happy to pass on the details. All minemen who pass from our ranks will be recognized here.

 

PHIL BECKWITH UNDER THE WEATHER

 

MNCM Phil Beckwith wound up in the emergency room on  4 May 2014 for "severe viral gastronomes."  That's a big word for "the plumbing ain't working well."  A note to Phil at <wyomnc@yahoo.com> would probably cheer him up. Phil and I go back to 'A' School in 1956.

 

ED SZCZUTKOWSKI GOES UNDER THE KNIFE  


 

Master Chief Edmund "Ed" Szczutkowski had back surgery yesterday. Sorry this notification came late but Ed is a tough old duck and he probably made it through OK. He says,, " I have been living with this back pain far too long. I had this surgery 17 years ago and now they have to operate above where the last one was done. Need all your prayers." I trust all mineman friends will keep Ed in their thoughts and prayers and perhaps send a note of cheer to:  <Navymomag@yahoo.com> 

 

REUNION GETTING CLOSER--5 MONTHS TO GO

 

With five months to go, please keep in mind that the 2014 AOM Reunion in Charleston will probably be the best ever. Dick Schommer is doing his best to make sure that this reunion will be the most memorable ever. While there is nothing new to report, anything relating to this event will be relayed to you at the reunion web site. This will be the last reunion on the East Coast until 2016 so your attendance is vital. Please contact all your friends and urge them to attend.


 

 

 
Respectfully submitted.

 

 
Derick S. Hartshorn
Communications Coordinator

 

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