REUNION 99 UPDATE
The final report is in from Armed Forces Reunions and I am happy to report that we had a
total of 117 shipmates in attendance, with wives and friends included the total was
195, and at the Saturday night Banquet we had 192 including guests. A big
thank-you to all of you for making it possible.
Jim Tinch QM1/SMC (56-58). Past president (3 terms) and one of the founders of the Glacier
Association. Jim will long be remembered for his relentless work on making this
Association what it is today.
Joseph Koval FT1/FTC (55-60)
Michael Christy LTJG (57-59)
It has been brought to my attention that there is a misunderstanding as to the
relationship between The Glacier Society and The USS Glacier AGB-4 Association: we are two
separate organizations, with two different agendas.
The Glacier Association is an organization whose purpose is to promote friendship,
comradeship and kinship with all who served aboard the USS/USCG Glacier. The Glacier
Society is an organization that intends on bringing the Glacier back to its once majestic
self and serving the people of this nation as a teaching ship.
Therefor, if you are under the impression when you pay your dues to the Glacier
Association you have done your duty to "SAVING the GLACIER," you are in error.
As your president I ask you to also get on board with the Glacier Society and help to save
the ship we were all so proud to serve.
P.O. Box 1419
Bridgeport, CT 06601-1419
We all must get involved if we want to save her.