Monday, June 06, 2016

Family has lost most in a flood and are asking for help with shipmate pictures.

Greetings Altair Shipmates.

We received the following request for info for deceased shipmate Ronald F. Spina, SKSN 1953-1954.

"Hi my name is Jennifer Spina my grandfather Ronald F. Spina served on this ship.  I was wondering if anyone knew him or pictures of him.  We lost everything of his in a flood shortly after he
passed all I have is his lighter with the picture and name photos.  If would mean the world to me to be able to share some photos or stories with my 3 boys.  Thank You!
Sincerely, Jennifer Spina  "jaytayzay [at]""

I am looking for any additional info that I might have about Shipmate Spina.  Please feel free to contact Ms. Spina with any info you might have.

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

Sunday, June 05, 2016

May 2016 by Charles Brecheisen

Greetings Altair Shipmates.  Here is your monthly report for May 2016.

The following shipmates were reported deceased:

    Beakey, Edward M., SN, 1953-1955
         130 Grand Isle Drive, #2H, Hot Springs, AR 71913

    Willits, Vance, RM3, 1963-1965
         C/O Linda Willits FIsher, 221 Fleetwood Dr., Bloomington, IL 61701

Our condolences to the respective families.  I send sympathy cards from "The Altair Shipmate Crew" and normally get thank you notes from the families.

FINANCIAL:  No changes from April.  The beginning and ending May balance was $9,438.07  No income or expenses.

After weeks, the sun is shining here in east Texas.  We are still cleaning up from the F-2 tornado a few weeks ago.

All for now.  Please do not reply to this email.  For any questions or commends, please use cmbaltairaks32 [at]

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