Wednesday, March 07, 2012

February 2012 by Charles Brecheisen

SHIPMATES PASSING: We lost two shipmates.

Dick Von Alt, MA3, 1964-65, Lakewood, OH passed in 2010.

Melvin D. Davis, BM2, 1963-66, Cameron, MO passed in 2011.

Our condolences to the Von Alt and Davis families.

FINANCIAL: The beginning February cash-in-hand balance was $1730.76 with dues income of $110.00 and expenses of $153.07 leaving a balance of $1687.69. Expenses were stamps, envelops, reunion brochures printing and labels. The beginning and ending savings balance was $5860.39. The total cash balance is $7548.08.

The crazy Texas weather has us using air conditioning during the day and turning on the heat at night. Not very healthy.

We pray that all the Altair shipmates and their families are safe during the outburst of bad weather.

All for now. Please try and keep me up to date with any email or physical address changes.

Please do not reply to this email as it will be automatically deleted.

For comments or info please use cmbaltairaks32 [at]

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

January 2012 by Charles Brecheisen

ALTAIR SHIPMATES: I show 490 shipmates on the master crew list.

Approximately 150 do not have email capability and will be direct mailed with reunion information.

ALTAIR SHIPMATES PASSING: The below Altair shipmates have passed:

(Thanks to Bruce Davis for the information)

Buch-Brage, Fernando, MM3, 1961-1963; passed 2004

McKee, Augustus B.; HM1, 1956-1957; passed 2001

DUES: I received checks from 29 shipmates! Thanks!! Dues are only $10 per year and sent to me.

Charles Brecheisen

248 Drifting Cloud

Holly Lake Ranch, TX 75765

FINANCIAL: The beginning cash-on-hand balance was $1380.76 with dues income of $350.00 and no expenses leaving a balance of $1730.76. The beginning savings account balance was $5860.39 with no income or expenses leaving a balance of $5860.39. The total cash balance is $7591.15. I will be moving quite a bit of the cash-on-hand dollars to the Altair savings account.

MISC: The Neurologist specialist that Lillie and I visited in Houston diagnosed her with "Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD)" for which there is no treatment or cure. Probably caused by Parkinson's Disease and will continue to get worse.

All for now. Please direct any comments or questions to:

cmbaltairaks32 [at]

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