We are sorry to report that the Glacier has met her final
destination, the scrap yard in Brownsville, Texas. Our
spring newsletter covered all the ongoing details of the
Glacier Society trying to save her up to the last minute.
On a much happier note let’s all get ready for our fall,
October 2-6 2013 reunion scheduled for the Crown Plaza Hotel
at the crossings in Providence, RI. Most of our membership
is on the East Coast and they have been after us to hold our
reunion in this area. Well, this is your chance to answer
our challenge. We are hoping for a good turn out from our
shipmates living in this area. Also, for those of you who do
not know, this will be twenty years since the USS Glacier
Association was created. We may no longer have our ship, but
our memories cannot be taken away from us.
Our special Hotel room rate is $109.00 including a hot
breakfast buffet severed in our hospitality room. This is an
outstanding rate for New England in the fall. A nice factor
with the Crown Plaza is its proximity to the mall and
restaurants- to which the hotel offers free shuttle. In
addition parking and airport shuttle are free. We will be
taking a day trip to Boston, homeport of the Glacier. Other
possibilities in Providence are Battle Cove, Newport, Mystic
Seaport, and Providence itself is a nice town. There will be
several tours available, which we will mention in our
spring newsletter offered by the Armed Forces Reunion
Committee. More information will be available to us at this
time. However you can book your reservation now by emailing
the hotel reservations department at
firstname.lastname@example.org the hotel’s
reservation department can be reached at (401) 732-6000 or
toll free at (800) 227-6963. You must identify your
affiliation with the USS Glacier AGB-4 Association when
making your reservations to get the special rate. Rates
cannot be adjusted upon checkout if you fail to mention your
affiliation. So book now and remember you may cancel your
reservations up to 24 hours prior to arrival. Your reunion
packets will be mailed to you in the spring with all the
information you will need.
One of our shipmates, Bob Archer EM3 (61-64) notified us of
the passing of shipmate Richard” Shorty” Calnan, EM3. He was
onboard from 62-64 and he will be listed in the USS Glacier
down to sea list. Thanks to Bob Archer for letting us know
and our condolences to Richard’s family.
The Glacier jacket
is now available on our website. I have included an
in this newsletter to make it easier for you to make a
purchase. This is a real nice jacket with a picture of the
Glacier embroiled on the back and your name on the front.
As in the past there will be some great prizes given away at
our Saturday night banquet. Like maybe a TV, GPS for your
automobile, a Glacier print, a camera and more. You cannot
win if you do not come.
to wish everyone the Happiest of Holidays and a special
thank you to all service men and women around the world who
are watching over us. God Bless America.
USS Glacier Association