Friday, August 30, 2013


USS Sennet SS-408 Reunion  September 29 - October 3, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, 250 Johnnie Dodds Blvd, Mt. Pleasant, SC
For information USS Sennet SS- 408 Reunion c/o Ralph Luther P O Box 864 Summerville, SC 29484-0864

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

USS Drum


When Jan and I were in Gulf Shores, AL. this past April, Pete Rathmell and I went to a meeting of the Drum Base. Their meeting takes place at the USS Alabama Memorial site in Mobile, AL, (check for more info). Tom has put a hell of a lot of work into fixing up the Drum. I know that he is assisted by a young women - and unfortunately, I don't recall her name. Together, they have made the USS Drum a destination. The interior of the boat is in great condition. The exterior requires a lot of work, and that is where the emphasis is now. Tom has discovered a potential way to complete his goals of bringing the USS Drum back to her former glory. Let us all help this project in any way that we can.




MOBILE-Thomas Bowser, the man tasked with restoring the U.S.S. Drum at Battleship Park has written a book about the submarine.

Bowser signed copies of his book “The Three Lives of the U.S.S. Drum” on Sunday.

Bowser believes that preserving history of submarines while sharing the story about the crew’s challenges makes a unique story worthy of a book.

“I did a lot of the work before just to put it out for visitors to see and November I decided to turn it into a book and compile it all together,” says Bowser.

Bowser’s book will be available at the Battleship’s gift shop and on


Monday, August 12, 2013

USS Sea Fox Reunion 2013

Well troops, since it is a rainy day I finally figured out how to get a BUNCH of photos uploaded to our new photo storage site.

Check the link below and it should take you to the 2013 reunion photos submitted by Ron Hnatovic. 

Now that I’ve figured it out, I’ll be making a folder of photos received from Bill Norfleet.

Sorry for the extended delay.  The mind just functions a little slower than in the past.

I have no idea who all these people are, some I know but some I don’t.  If you can

identify anyone in photos, let me know and I’ll do my best to get names posted on the photos.  Smile




All the best.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Branson Veterans Memorial Museum

Here is auction catalog for Veterans Memorial Museum in Branson

Wednesday, August 21, 2013  |  10:00 AM Central

 Why are they selling items, are they closing down?


Sunday, August 4, 2013

United States Coast Guard

: Happy Birthday USCG


Happy Birthday to the smallest department and to the oldest, continuous service of the armed forces. Happy Birthday United States Coast Guard. 

In Loyalty, Protection and Service

Bob Holcomb RPSC

12902 Lantana Trail

Buda, Texas 78610

Home: 512-295-3691

Cell :   512-656-3226








Sea Fox and Reunion Photos

Received from George Arnold 6/5/2013

Below are two links for photos that have been posted.  This is a new program for me and I’m still getting the hang of it.

I have many more reunion photos to post, but need to get more practice with this thing.  I’ll end up getting the majority

of the photos posted in time.

Our reunion photos were taken by Ron Hnatovic and Dale Gumbert and we are indeed grateful to them.

Be patient as I continue to get things in line! Smile  If I post reunion photos with no names, please let me know

the photo as well as they name that I should have on them.  Or, if you see a mistake, let me know that also.

I’m working mainly on the 2013 reunion photos at this time and I have a BUNCH of them yet to upload to the site.   Worked on this one for practice