Wednesday, March 21, 2007

February 2007 by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Crew.

WEB SITE: I have changed the email addresses on the "Shipmate" page on the web site so that the addresses cannot be automatically harvested. Check it out and let me know what you think. And, make sure I have your address correct. Hopefully, this will cut down on getting SPAM. I can be reached at

FINANCIAL: The beginning balance was $1490.57 with $65.00 paid in dues and $165.35 in expenses leaving a balance of $1390.22. Expenses were $126.35 for our web site for one year and $39.00 for postage.

SHIPMATES PASSING: I received the following letter from Mrs. Rita Bruce:

"Just a note to let you know that my husband Clarence D. Bruce passed away. He was a wonderful man, everyone loved him, my children and grandchildren and all the great-grandchildren, was very good to every one. We miss him. He really loved the Navy and talked about his ship. Mrs. Rita Bruce"

Shipmate Bruce was aboard the Altair 1952-1953 and was a SN. I sent a sympathy card from all the shipmates, but if you remember Shipmate Bruce and wish to contact his family, Mrs. Bruce can be reached at:

601 W. Park Ave., Apt. 102
Hubbard, OH 44425-1561

All for now. Please contact me with any questions or comments.

Best Regards To All, Charles

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