Saturday, October 13, 2007

Prayer Request from shipmate Ron Eckhard

From: Ronald Eckhard

Subject: Cancer

Hi Charles,

I want to let you know that I have Terminal and will be going into Hospice in the near future. I could use the prayers of all my shipmates.

God Bless
Ron Eckhard

Ron, Lillie and I and all the Altair shipmates will be praying for you and your family. God Bless!


Friday, October 05, 2007

September 2007 by Charles Brecheisen

SHIPMATE PASSING: I got a letter back from a shipmate marked "DEC." After checking this out, it definitely meant "deceased." The letter was sent to Shipmate Jim McWilliams of Castell, Texas. Jim was a BM3 and served on the Altair during the 1967-1968 period. Our condolences to the Jim McWilliams family.

MINI-REUNION: It looks like the attendance will be good at the 'mini' reunion in Charleston, SC, Oct. 26-28 as over 25 shipmates have signed up. Sounds like fun! This is mainly a planning reunion for our next 'major' reunion and getting the Altair Plaque off the ground.

FINANCIAL: The beginning balance was $2926.28 with receipts of $170 and expenses of $41.82 leaving an balance of $3054.46. $100 of the receipts was for the Altair Plaque.

That's all for now. Please contact me with any questions or comments at

Best Regards To All..........Charles