Monday, November 19, 2012

Roy Moody Eternal Patrol

Although only C. Davis and I had the opportunity to meet him, I wanted to let you all know that Roy Moody passed on 6 Nov. He was 94 years of age. He qualified on USS Narwhal SS167 in 1941. He was a life member of USSVI, a Holland Club member, and had been a member of SVWWII.

Kirk Smith

This took place when Kirk  welcomed Roy as a member of the Holland Club.

We knew Roy and his wife Ruth. The last time we seen them we enjoyed breakfast with them at Greer's Ferry during an Arkansas World War II Submarine Veterans meeting. Melvin T. Smith & Mary Ann Smith


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Brotherhood Fund in USSVCF

FLASH-01: East Coast Shipmates

Submitted by: T. Michael Bircumshaw on 10/31/2012



I am personally concerned about the status of our members and have tried to call many of my Shipmates, with seriously limited success, as to how they are doing back on the East Coast.

I strongly urge any and all Base Officers to do what you can to communicate with and ascertain the condition of all Base members in this time of distress.

This is one of those times when the "Phone Tree" or the "Sea Daddy Program" can get the job done. I would appreciate any information about our members. Additionally, I want to remind you of the availability of assistance from the Brotherhood Fund in USSVCF (charitable foundation).

Please direct all requests for assistance to PNC John Peters at or call direct to 808-484-9748

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the affected areas..



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Branson's Veterans Week/Submarine Veterans


The TJC base is once again holding a Tolling ceremony at Branson Landing in Branson Mo during the Branson Veterans Week. We are scheduled to start the ceremony at 1900 on 10 November 2012.

We have held this public ceremony for the past several years, and have invited all USSVI bases within a reasonable driving distance to attend. We usually get the word out much sooner, but I'm a bit behind this year.We have some good rates at the Ramada Inn on the strip, $49/night. These rates apply before and after the 10th, and they still have some rooms availible. Call 417-334-1000, and mention Topeka-Jefferson City Submarine Veterans to get the rates.

Here's a link to the Veterans Week:
and here's a link to the hotel: can contact me at 573-230-7120 or contact Jay Everitt at 918-786-8851 as needed for additional information.

Hope to see some of you there- Ed Irwin