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I remember when that happened, and yeah, I can now lol bout that incident too,lol again, plus I remember that the ” Bula ” was gonna be moored to the pier in Subic Bay for a good 2 or 3 more weeks, which meant that much more partying to be done, before the ” would be headed back to Pearl Harbor, Hi.
I HAVE A PHOTO OF THE ” BULA ” FOR MY PROFILE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK, SO IF ANY OF YOUR CHILDREN WOULD HAPPEN TO BE ON FACEBOOK THEY COULD CERTAINLY LOOK ME UP IF THEY SO DESIRED TO LOOK AT MY PHOTO OF THE ” BULA “
Mrs Ready, I felt that your husband was the Best Capt. that i had served under in the 22yrs. that I was in the Navy and Navy Reserves. I do remember very clear that after the Ashtabula had been Decommissioned, I made my way over to the east coast where I was stationed onboard the USS Seattle AOE-3, and our ship was having a Change of Command, I beleive this took place sometime in 1984 and I beleive your husband was the guest speaker onboard the USS Seattle, because he was very good Friends with our new Capt. of the USS Seattle Capt. Frost, well anyway before our Change of Command had started I I seen your husband on our flight deck and then he walked up to me and remembered me from serving under him onboard the Ashtabula as our Capt. and he was wearing his dress whites with his sword by his side and wearing his white gloves and said my name, then he asked me how my Father was doing, because he remembered when onboard the “Bula ” he notified my younger Brother and myself that he received a message from the Red Cross that my Father had a heart attack, I just felt honored that your husband still remembered me along with my younger Brother and to think of asking about how my Father was doing made me feel very special deep down insidefor your husband to be able to remember all 3 of us especially seeings how that was 2 long yrs. ago since we were oboard the ” Bula ” and especialy seeings how he had been on a much larger ship with a much larger crew. Plus he even asked me how I was being treated onboard the USS Seattle. Your husband was a very Special Man and I think he was a very special Capt. and like a Father figure to alot of us sailors onboard the ” Bula ” I’m just very glad that he was a partof our lives for a very short 2 yrs. onboard the ” Bula ” so I thankyou very much for sharing him with us for that time. may God be with you and your Family during your time of sorrow. Sincerley Jeff Witter ( SK2 ) USNR RETIRED
Unfortunetly I won’t be able to make it to this Reunion either. My wife had to have knee surgery along with the joint replacement for her left knee set us back too much as far as being able to make it to this ” Bula ” Reunion. Now we hjave to start saving for my Daughters Graduation, which is still a couple of yrs. away yet, but we have to save enough to fly all the way out to East Haven, Ct. from N.D. and have enough funds in order to bring her back with for a little vacation w/ us. So hope everyone has fun at Mrtyle Beach this year.
Did you say Beach, up here thses North Dakotans don’t know what the hella beach is, although I’m not orignally from N.D. I’m orignally from Carlisle, Pa. Like mentioned
Myrtle Beach is no beach from Hawaii. But I plan on attending this Reunion as long as I can get the time off from work and get the
moneyu saved up for this Reunion.
I’m gonna try and stash some cash away in
order to make it to this ” Bula ” Reunion,
I have always wanted to go Myrtle Beach. I have always been told by other people that
have been there that Myrtle Beach is the
best beach on the eastern sea board.
Hey Wild Bill, Just thought I would tell you welcome aboard, forgot to telll you that earlier. Talk to ya later buddy. Jeff Witter
Hey Paul, My condolences go out to you & your friend Jerald’s family. I can sympathsize with you because my younger brother Scott & I just lost our oldest brother to Lung Cancer last month, and he would’ve been only 55 on the 18th of Sept. I’ll [pray for you and your friend Jerald’s family to help you get through your greiving process. Jeff Witter
Is there someone you have to notify to let them know you’re gonna be present for the Reunion for 2009 at Myrtle Beach?
Thanks so very much for this website, it’s very much appreciated, more than you will ever know. So thanks for making this website possible for all of us ” Bula ” Shipmates. SK2 Jeff WWitter ( USNR RETIRED )March 1, 2008 at 11:05 am in reply to: Any Supply types out there besides Sanchez & Glisson? #2243
Hey Doug, I know that you were’nt a SK on the ” Bula ” but since I found out that your an SKC with the Navy Reserves, That” why I included you when I decided to start this new topic about Suppy types. Hope that was ok with you? Talk to you later. If you decide to reply to this topic, I might not see until after I get home from work tomrrow morning, because I work the over night shift cleaning floors at Menards here in Minot, N.D. sO again talk to you later buddy.
That is before she was sunk of course, going back to the ” Bula ” via of Time Machine.
Yeah I remember the ( MadHatter ) If I remember right he told me he was from Philadelphia, Pa. Because I’m orignally from Pa. Iwas born in Carlisle, PA. In fact I have a few pictures that took with the ( MadHatter ) my pictures. down at the Beach in Honalulu. Not sure if I got the spelling right. I got one picture of the ( MadHatter ) along with Joe Herman, Karl Leibe, Nick Wohlfarth & Ray Sparber. Do you remember any of those guys? They all hung out with my younger brother Scott Witter. AND Rick Timmons and Steve Marmarou hung out with those guys also. Anyways we would hang out down at the beach with our boom box jamming to some old school rock – n – roll music and drinking some beer accross from the bottle shop where we would buy our beer which was called FT DERUSSEY, AND THEY HAD A BAR UPSTAIRS ABOVE WHERE THAT BOTTLE SHO AND CLOTHING STORE WHER YOU COULD ALSO BUY BEACH MATS, SUN TAN LOTION MUNCHIES ALONG WITH BEACH T-SHIRTS AND TANK TOPS. PLUS STYERFOAM COOLERS TO CARRY YOUR BEER IN. So does any of this remind you of being out on liberty down at the beach. WE WOULD ALL GO OUT BAR HOPPING AFTER THE SUN WENT DOWN AFTER WE WERE WEEL TANNED UP AFTER LAYING OUT IN THE SUN DRINKING BEER. tALK TO YOU LATER SHIPMATE.
Has anybody had any contact with BM2 Ron Roark, IC2 Greg Blas or BM2 Salanoa, some guys called ” Saly short for Salanoa? If so it would be very much appreciated if you could let me know if you have had contact with these guys so that i could make some kind of arrangements to get in contact with these guys, I’ve shared alot of damn good memeories with these shipmates from the ” Bula ” and would just like to be able to make some new contacts with them, if that makes any sense, I hope. Thanks in advance.
Hey Doug, I remember DK3 Mitch Sears, but the last time i seen him was at he decom. have you or has anyone else had any contact with BM2 Ron Roark, BM2 Salanoa, IC2 Joe Herman, BM3 AL Brasile, IC2 Greg Blas, or IC2 Doug Cool? If anyone has had any contact with these guys I would appreciate it very much if you could pass on my email address to them and ask them to contact me the first chance they could. Thanks in advance.