Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shipmate Passing

Greetings Altair Shipmates. I received the following email:

"Hello Shipmates. It is with great sadness that I report to you the passing of Chief William H. Stoye Sr. August 13, 2010. He loved his career in the Navy and was proud of all the friends and shipmates he had over the years.

William H. Stoye, Jr. Maj, (Ret)
Tallahassee, Florida 32308"

Shipmate Stoye was an AD2 aboard the Altair 1959/1960.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shipmate Passing

Greetings Altair Shipmates. Here is an email I received via Shipmate Mike O'Connell.

"I'm sorry I am the bearer of bad news but I got a call from Paul Meierdierks' family and was informed he had passed Sunday, August 8, 2010. His wife Theresa can be reached at:

Mrs. Theresa Meierdierks
99 Knickerbocker Road
Closter, NJ 07624

I mentioned to them I would let you know so that you could let the other shipmates know.

Thank you.
Mike O'Connell"

Our sincerest condolences to the Meierdierks' family.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

July 2010 by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Crew. Here is your monthly report for July 2010.

SHIPMATES: Please welcome aboard two new shipmates:

Dennis R. Dudas, SN, 1961-1962, Millburn, NJ

William F. Sharp, Jr., SN, 1961-1962, NJ


FINANCIAL: The beginning July balance was $1028.13 with dues income of $30.00 and no expenses leaving a cash balance of $1058.13. The beginning Altair savings account was $3835.54 with no income or expenses leaving a balance of $3835.54. The total Altair cash balance is $4893.67.

EMAIL CHANGE: For those trying to contact C O Lee, his email has changed to:

AKS32 [at]

HURRICANE SEASON: For those shipmates living on the coastline, you might take a look at and you will get the latest updates from the National Weather Service as to tropical storm, hurricanes, etc.

I hope all the shipmates have checked out all the information that Dick Braun has uploaded to the Altair web site. A tremendous amount of Altair data and information. the location of the data is or take the Navy Links from the menu on the site.

You can contact me at cmbaltairaks32 [at] with any comments and information.

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