Spring 2012 Bole Association Reunion
Held in Washington DC
The USS John A Bole (DD-755) Association recently held their 14th National Reunion in Washington DC. The reunion was held April 19-22, 2012 and our reunion homeport was at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington VA. During the reunion, we visited many Washington DC area attractions including: the Arlington National Cemetery; the 9/11 Memorial at the Pentagon; The Vietnam War, Korean War and World War II Memorials. We also visited the Lincoln Memorial, the Navy Memorial, the Washington Naval Shipyard and Museum, and the museum ship USS Berry (DD-933).
During our reunion Memorial Service at the US Navy Memorial, we recognized our recently passed Bole shipmates with a “Wreath Ceremony” at the “Lone Sailor Statue.” We held a special presentation for the Bole family. CMDR John A Bole’s WWII medals for heroism were presented to both of CMDR Boles daughters (Betty Bole Coulter and Peggy Bole Miles). The award citation for CMDR Bole’s Navy Cross was read by former Bole Commanding Officer Capt. C. L. (Mac) McDaniel. Presenting the medals was Bole Plank-holder Peter Diana and Association President Steve Ramirez. We also heard a moving “Eulogy for the Deceased” from Cynthia Luckey. Cynthia is the daughter of our recently passed Bole shipmate Robert Schroeder.
During our final reunion dinner banquet we enjoyed a fine dinner. Our dinner speaker was Captain Daryl R. Hancock, USN, Director of Intelligence, US Transport Command. Captain Hancock spoke about the changes and challenges for today’s Navy. He also spoke about current events involving Intelligence and the US Military. Everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed listening to Captain Hancock and we had a lot of questions about today’s Navy answered.
Annual and Lifetime Membership Dues
2012 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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