2014 Bole Reunion in Branson MO (See 2014 REUNION link for more Info)
2013 Bole Association Reunion Held in San Diego CA
The USS John A Bole (DD-755) Association recently held their 15th National Reunion in San Diego CA. The reunion was held September 11-14, 2013 and our reunion homeport hotel was at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. During the reunion, we visited many San Diego area attractions including: the USS Midway Tour, Seaport Village, Coronado, and Old City San Diego,
Our reunion Memorial Service was held at the “Battle of Leyte Gulf Memorial by Taffy 3.” This memorial recognizes the incredible courage and tenacity of the Taffy 3 group of ships off the island of Samar during the WW2 Battle of Leyte Gulf. The memorial is near the USS Midway and is part of a beautiful waterfront park. At the memorial we recognized our recently passed Bole shipmates with a “Wreath Ceremony,” and we rang the ships bell when each departed Bole shipmates name was read.
During final reunion banquet we enjoyed a fine outdoor dinner in the resorts patio. The evening dress was casual and we all wore Hawaiian shirts and other colorful island attire including leis. Everyone was happy with the casual atmosphere and loved that they didn’t have to pack a suit. Rather than have a guest speaker for the final evening, five shipmates were invited to tell their best Navy story. It was a fun and funny evening for all.
Annual and Lifetime Membership Dues
2013 Bole Membership dues are now due. Please send your dues of $10 (or $15 if including spouse). As a Bole shipmate you now have the opportunity to request lifetime membership dues. Lifetime dues are $125.00 and $150.00 if including your spouse. Participating in our lifetime membership program will save on postage costs, time, avoid missed dues payments, and will help reduce our internal record keeping. When making your dues payment, we encourage you to participate as a lifetime member. Please send your annual or lifetime dues payments to our Bole Association Treasurer Ron Berry, 1404 Via Encinos Dr, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Thank You!
Address Changes, Please Let Us Know
If you are planning a move, or have changes such as email addresses, telephone area codes and etc. please email us or drop a note to Tom King at: 10751 West 45th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
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