Just informed by Al Weber of the passing of Cliff Hillis this AM of 9/11. He was a Radarman Third Class aboard USS Mahan DLG 11 from '64 to '67. He attended the 2012 reunion. More details will follow as available. RIP, Cliff.
He writes, "I am unable to attend the reunion this year, unfortunately Branson is about 60 miles from where I grew up and where my family stills live. Don't miss the cave at Silver Dollar City. it is interesting. Also try to see most of the shows, they are really great.
Remember Chief Jones on the 11? He made some great chow and ran the mess decks like it was his own dining room! Let us know in the Comments section below your messing memories, or recall your most memoriable dish. I can't forget how great the taste of fresh milk, eggs and fruits after a long stretch of steaming with no fresh food unrep.
Just now reading a naval history of the Great War and how our namesake's writings on strategic sea power were being read and heeded in Washington, as well and more so in Berlin, Tokyo, London, and Paris.
Here's a list of people who have registered to attend our reunion in Branson. We encourage those of you who have not yet registered with Gary and reserved your hotel to get on the ball and do so! See you there, Shipmates!
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