USS ANTHONY NEWSLETTER
Issue #35 - October 9, 2001
This newsletter is later going out than I had originally planned It's been a very
busy time, and now I'm getting ready for my sister's visit the end of this week
The Reunion Planning Center will be sending out the registration forms for the
reunion and any other information they have regarding our activities.
Bob Nelson sent me a list of those who planned to attend the reunion, some
possible and those who are unable. Fortunately, there are enough to plan the
reunion. Several are friends, children, and grandchildren.
Some of those planning to attend are Ed Misajet, whose father was a water tender
on the Anthony. David Audet, Jr. and family from LaVerne, CA, Norman Grigg
from Onsted, MI who was with us last year and wants to come again, and Marvin,
Denise and Evan Dunn of Corning, CA. We'll be very happy to have them with us.
Jack Marsh contacted Bob. saying the he is unable to attend the reunion. He is
very ill and in the last stages of Parkinson's Disease. His address is:
311 North 600 East, Orem, UT 84097-4842.
There are some new addresses:
Joe and Peggy Brogna: 675 Masters
Circle. Brea. CA 92821. Phone No:
Maurice DuPont: 26 Mammnoth Road.
Manchester. NY 03109-4300
Pete Boyd: 18 Wessex Lane, Oxford, PA
19363. Phone No.: 610-998-2722.
William Upton wrote that he had a lot of company this summer. His grandson
graduated from high school and is attending the Univ. of Minnesota
Bob Babylon called to tell me that his friend. Tess. passed away on July 22nd.
She had attended a few reunions with him. Bob will be 87 in November.
Corrine Ulmer wrote that Dick passed away suddenly on June 4. She said that
he always planned to attend a reunion but never did. Her address is: 800 Martin
Avenue, Bucyrus, OH 44820.
Barbara Lewis notified me that Tom McGranahan passed away on July 31.
He and her husband had both served on the Anthony but at different times. She
still wants to receive the newsletter.
Elise Deller e-mailed me, asking that I remove Clarence' s name from the mailing
list. He is now in a facility for Alzheimer's patients.
Bill Wenger called. He is recovering from a heart attack and is still planning to
attend the reunion.
Robert Jean (Gerald Nadeau's grandson) is a sergeant in the Anny. He e-mailed
me that he will probably be in some sandy place far away and would like
anyone who knew his grandfather to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elizabeth Ames wrote, telling me how much she enjoyed reading about the
ANTHONY, even though she doesn't know most of the people. She asked me
to include a paragraph about my non-Anthony life.
I have two children, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
My son lives nearby, and my daughter and her family live west of Chicago.
I belong to two military women's groups and am the secretary of one of them.
Thankfully, that ends this December.
I volunteer one afternoon a week at an after school program run by the "Y",
helping children with their homework. If they have a math problem we're both
up a creek.
On Friday mornings, I volunteer in the cardiovascular unit of the local hospital.
Yesterday, in the rain, I sat in a golf cart for the Red Cross at a goIf tournament, watching
to see if anyone got a hole-in-one at hole 3. If so, they won a car for six months.
I help with the publicity for the very successful monthly WWII lecture at the local library.
Every January, I help count deer at a settlement camp. If the count reaches 40, a decision
must be made as to what to do with them. So far, the count remains pretty static at 32 -33,
plus some foxes.
I like to play pinochle and do that weekly and am also the family historian.
The enclosed picture was purchased at a flea market in Santa Cruz, California in
July by a Mike Kelley. He was able to locate us on the internet and sent it to
those who had e-mail. The original was sent to Bob Nelson, who forwarded it to
be placed in the Anthony display at the USS Kidd museum.
(Note:The picture not in added here. See Anthony Website, Michael Kelly
page where it was added. Anyone knowing names of men, send to Bob Ross, email@example.com).
Sometime ago, Beebe Akers sent me the following poem which he had written.
ONE DAY ON THE PICKET LINE
The Anthony's range was far and wide.
The Japanese could never hide.
The engine room was always clean.
Lt Boyd was always keen to keep the
boilers full of steam.
Captain Van ArsdaIe would look around
And see the bogies all around.
No one knew what would transpire.
The 40 millimeter would come on line,
The 20 millimeters were close behind.
May 27th was a fateful day.
The Detroyer Braine was in the way
When the Kamikazes came to play.
The Japanese would bore right in.
They aJways thought that they could win.
The Braine was burning end to end.
No one knew how this would end.
The litle boys would fight the fires.
The Anthony would not retire.
With the wounded aboard and the Braine in tow,
The Anthony was on the go.
The Anthony's luck held to the end.
The valiant crew knew no amends.