Plan of the Day


From Gitch on Reunion 2014:

Gitch sent out another survey sheet. It pertains to the treasury fund and what is to be done with it. There are several funding choices for tours and Hospitlity Night.

Please complete the survey sheet and return it to Gitch by the end of July. Your cooperation and prompt response will be greatly appreciated. Your reunion committee.
Mike & Dick

The tours offered would require the reunion be extended by one day. Hotel rates will be $99.00 a nite.

If you didn't receive survey form Email me at Sandy.

2014 Reunion Info:

2014 Reunion will be at the Best Western Hotel @ ($100 per night) in Groton, CT. Dates are: 2 Oct. to 5 Oct. Banquet $35 per person. Tours are free. (Becuna fund paid)

The enrollment forms have been sent out by Gitch,
If you haven't received yours yet contact him: Gitch email.
I am collecting names of shipmates that are planning to attend the 2014 Becuna Reunion. Haven't got many yet. To check list
CLICK here or email me so I can add you to the list.
Thanks - See you there,

Robert "Dex" Armstrong on Eternal Patrol
Legendary 'After Battery Rat'

Dex cast off the lines of life at 6:20 AM EST July 8, 2014 and sailed off on his final patrol. A larger than life character with a remarkable talent for writing thoughts and actions that all diesel boat sailors can appreciate.   Nukes may get a little feel for his humor but the rest of the 'commoners' will probably be lost.  There are other 'brotherhoods' but few canmatch that of the Submariner
Read a few of Dex's stories.  He has an uncanny way of describing it the way it really was.  It may help some of you understand why I, and some other Sub sailors, are who we are.


Honoring those who served

It was decided prior to the reunion that it would be nice to have a plaque on the boat honoring those who served on the boat. Seems there are restrictions to putting items on museum pieces.Many e-mails and phone calls we got permission to put such a plaque on board. A second plaque for the museum in the Becuna section, was authorized by the museum director.

The wording for the plaque was mostly done by Captain Anderson. The plaques were made and shipped to Philly and the finished product is pictured below.


Peter Brill (1943-2013)

5/30/2013 - "Rest your Oar". Pete. Seaman Brill was on the Becuna in the early 60's assigned to the "Seaman gang. He loved submarines and attended every reunion since they were implemented. He was from Long Island, NY and retired to South Carolina near Myrtle Beach. Pete and his wonderful wife Mary Eve had two children, Allan & Kristy and 5 Grand-children. Pete was an active Shriner. He had some medical issues the last year but still active and worked at several part time jobs (Golf course & Funeral home) right up till the time he passed. He died of renal failure as a result or his other medical issues. God Bless and he will be in our prayers.


There are good ships

and there are wood ships

Ships that sail the sea

but the best ships are

friendships and may they always be.

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