We are sad to report that another shipmate from the early years has passed away. Clyde "Sonny" Ball lost his fight with the effects of COVID-19 on September 7, 2021. Sonny was an HT2 on AS33 1967 to 1969 as well as another favorite at the reunions. He was always making us laugh. Sonny, you will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Midge and family.
Fair winds and following seas shipmate. We have the watch.
It is with great sorrow we mark the passing of another active member of the Simon Lake Association and regular part of the reunions. Reginald (Butch) Colby was a BT1 on AS33 1973 - 1975. Butch was quick to make friends with all who attended the reunions and had some great stories of his Navy years.
All of us send thoughts and prayers to his wife, Jill, who was also a big part of our reunions.
Fair winds and following seas Butch. We have the watch.
The Simon Lake arriving at the Port of Brownsville, TX at the end of her final voyage.
About 1700 hours CST, 2/27/2019. She leaves the ocean for the last time after about 55 years.
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This applies to all shipmates and should be updated to read "ANY MAN OR WOMAN".
ANY MAN WHO MAY BE ASKED IN THIS CENTURY, WHAT HE DID TO MAKE HIS LIFE WORTHWHILE, CAN RESPOND WITH A GOOD DEAL OF PRIDE AND SATISFACTION.
“I SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY”
John F. Kennedy
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Many of us (including your webmaster) served on her in places like Spain, Italy, Charleston, New London, Kings Bay and the war zone during the first gulf war that are all big and important parts of her history. However, she served several tours in Holy Loch and many of our shipmates, as well as many residence of Dunoon have fond memories of our ship there. Thanks to Jean McAulay Mackay who originally posted this on Facebook and to Danny and Judy Poole who got us a cleaner, digital version from the publisher.