Thursday, August 28, 2008

Story House Productions - Wednesday, 20 August, 2008 I received an email from Alex Buder, associate producer at Story House Productions, a television and film documentary company based out of Washington, DC. They are in pre-production of a new TV documentary series of American Submarines in the Pacific Theater during World War II and experiences of crew members to be shown on the History Channel. They produced the documentary on the USS Cole. Their website is Mr. Buder is requesting stories from WWII Submariners to be sent by e-mail or by regular mail to: Alex Buder, Associate Producer Story House Productions 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW Washington, DC 2007 202-464-7260

Saturday, August 23, 2008

USS Snook and USS Razorback:
James W. Barnes, Associate Vice Commander of the Arkansas U.S. Submarine Veterans WWII, Diamond Chapter sent some photos to be placed in the next newsletter and my blog. The picture shows the improvements going on at the USS Snook (SS-279) U.S. Submarine Veterans W.W. II Memorial near the USS Razorback (SS-394) at Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum at 100 Riverfront Drive, North Little Rock, AR or
James said, " The city is making some upgrades around the memorial. They are putting up a wrought iron fence and sod." Photos were taken August 18, 2008. More photos will be placed in the next newsletter with some of the background of the USS Snook.
I have so much information I would like to share, of all the hard work the Diamond
Chapter did to have this memorial in Arkansas. But, space is limited. They also are involved with the Razorback Base and continued work on repairs on the USS Razorback.
Twin Lakes Base meeting and lunch at the Elks Club in Mountain Home , AR is Tuesday, August 26. The membership continues to grow, so don't miss out in supporting your buddies. They are a fun group.
A story was published in the Polaris/August issue of one of Melvin T. Smith submarine experiences.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Submarine Vets, USS Trigger (SS-237), book comment and submarine paintings.The 54th National Convention US Submarine Veterans of WWII, Louisville, Kentucky September 1-6, 2008.
The photo belongs to Larry Nokes. Larry never served on USS Trigger, he was with the relief crew during refit. The USS Trigger's battle flag is hanging on a screen door of a small cafe. Larry served aboard the USS Pampanito (SS-383).
John S. Smith Jr., producer of Louisiana's Greatest Generation Documentary said this about my book, Submarine Stories of World War II, " Your book is excellent, essay read! Congratulations!! I especially enjoyed Bill Grieves story on board the Thresher. What drama!! It would make a good move!"
Submarine Art and Paintings by Laura Ross

Friday, August 8, 2008

I have finished a 12-page newsletter for the Arkansas Diamond Chapter, Submarine Veterans of World war II. I have 80 to copy and mail. I am down to 30 to copy and mail and I am done. My book continues to receive good comments. The readers who knew little about submarines and the special type of men who served aboard, were overwhelmed by their stories. My independent publisher produced only a limit amount. At this time I am looking for another publisher. I would like to see this book in the schools. It is a n easy read for children ages ten and up.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

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