Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Assistance needed!!!

I am sending a message to see if you would see if anyone there would remember my Dad, Harry L.C. Strayer, he was a Mechanist Mate aboard the Altair in the late 50's, he was last stationed in Spain where he had a heart attack around 1960. He was a career Navy man with 23 years of service. I sure appreciate any info you might be able to provide. You can reach me, John F Strayer @ candlesticme2@yahoo.com, my home phone # is 941-347-8296. Thank you for any help you might be able to provide.

Shipmate Strayer was a MM2 aboard 1959.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Thoughts and prayers are needed!

Shipmate Ed Moran is in Bebee Hospital, 424 Savannah Road, Lewes, DE Phone 302-645-3300. Shipmate Moran's home address is 5 Nichole Drive, Milton, DE 19968-9343; 302-645-0477.

On Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:54 -0400, "George O'Brien" wrote: Shipmate Ed Moran is doing much better today. He is sitting up in a wheelchair and I think he recognized me when I came into the room. Without his voice box, he is unable to speak, but he responds to questions with a nod of his head. He has been moved to a rehabilitation center and expects to be there for a few weeks. He again shook my hand when I left.

Your prayers are working.


UPDATE: Here is an email and update on Shipmate Ed Moran from George O'Brien:

"We stopped at the hospital and Ed Moran appears to be resting comfortably. Although there was little response at first, he recognized my USS Altair hat, and tears came to his eyes when I told him that all of his shipmates were pulling and praying for him. He even raised his hand and shook mine.

Ed had the stroke on March 3rd and was hospitalized briefly and then home for awhile before returning to the hospital last week. He is probably going to be transferred to a rehab facility this week.

Please pray for Ed?s recovery. George"

Shipmate Robert Laskey's wife, Louise, had emergency heart surgery. They can be reached at 204 Roosevelt Ave., Kewanee, IL 61443-2920 309-853-8048

Our thought and prayers go out to these famlies.

Monday, March 07, 2011

February 2011 by Charles Brecheisen

REUNION: Please remember the importance of getting your info to the reunion chairman, John B. Thomas. You can reach John B. at
broadusthomas [at] bellsouth.net or telephone 205-426-8739.

ALTAIR SHIPMATES: Please welcome aboard Shipmate Albert Carter, SH2, 1953-1955. Shipmate Carter resides in Cabot, PA. The Altair Shipmate total mailing list is 477 shipmates. There are 137 shipmates that do not have any email and any information has to be snail mailed to them.

FINANCES: The beginning on-hand cash balance was $1577.98 with dues income of $110.00 and expenses of $329.22 leaving a balance of $1358.76. Expenses included printing and mailing of reunion documents to the shipmates that do not have email; postage, envelops, labels, ink, etc. Our yearly Internet provider bill was $126.50. The beginning and ending savings account is $5165.90 leaving a total cash balance of $6524.66.

Best Regards to All............Charles