Memo To: Tired Summer Fishermen
Bob Polakowski has been doing some research on a
location for our next reunion and has tentatively
selected The Cross Road Inn at Quantico. This
location is also close to the National Museum of the
He will be in contact with a WWII Marine, who is
handling arrangements for his own squadron, to get more
information regarding administrative matters. He
has been told that a two bedroom goes for $59.00.
Another advantage of the location is that there is a lot
to see without having to do much traveling.
It would be appreciated if members would let me know if
they are interested in attending so that we could
discuss the logistic matters with The Cross Road Inn.
A response prior to 31 October would be appreciated so
that plans, arrangements etc. could be started
Many thanks to members for sending Ponape photos to
Andrew Germinaro of Ponape to use in his family album
that is currently in the process of a family video
Frank Kos sends his regards to all. He said that
after release from active duty he attended college,
graduated and was commissioned a 2nd Lt in
the U.S. Army. After taking care of his military
obligation he went to work for Boeing Aircraft and
worked there for about thirty five years.
Foster Cummings sends his best to all. All
continues well with them. He has been in touch
with Joe McDonald and Rita and all is well with them in
New Hampshire. He has also been in touch with Bob
Polakowski who sends his regards to all.
Everything remains well with them in Wisconsin.
Bob Polakowski reported in and sends their best to all.
He and Helen will be attending the Boston Marine
Birthday Ball with Foster and Doris Cummings, as well
as, the Cummings Marine Corps Birthday Bash at their
They are really looking forward for both events.
Jack Schwertfager says hello and regards to all.
We had quite a conversation about his golfing routine
which has come to a halt. He injured toes on one
of his feet which hinders his walking across the green.
Unfortunately he can’t get a good estimate as to when
the injury will be completely healed.
Joe Yakawich sends his regards to all. All remains
well with the family and his wife is planning a week
long trip to California with their youngest daughter.
His son, Lt Col Joseph Yakawich, US Army, is on his way
to Afghanistan. He wants to be a Professor of
Military Science when this tour ends. Hopefully it
will be at West Point.
Joe sent a picture of his Year 2006 Art Presentation Room
wherein he was the Featured Artist. This picture is
attached to this letter.
The squadron made a gift donation to the American Cancer
Society in memory of Francis Demint. His daughter
Janet sent along a message to as follows:
To the guys at VMB 613 :
The kindness expressed by your gift to the American Cancer
Society has been received with
appreciation. Dad would have been honored.
Received word that James “Red” Nelson was in the hospital
recuperating from a stroke. His left leg and arm are
paralyzed and he goes to rehab three times daily. He is in
the ICU Unit. A reevaluation program has been set up which
will give him a lot of physical assistance. He had a phone
line in his room and I was able to get through and talk to
him. He sounded outstanding considering his health
Received an update on Stan Richardson from Peach Richardson.
He is still endeavoring to stay ahead of the health problem.
There hasn’t been any major change in his health condition
but Stan continues to improve his breathing routine to
overcome his shortness of breath and is continuing to get
more of his strength back. Other wise he continues to
be alert and seems to be content. Stan is still
physically limited to how far he can walk and really has to
watch it because he doesn’t have the strength to get up and
move about in the manner that he likes to.
He would like to be able to walk for long periods but his
system won’t let him. He continues to feel stronger
and endeavors to try physical activity which he is unable to
do for an extended period. He also takes daily
treatment to improve his systems breathing.
To change the appearance of his hospital room he has a
Marine Corps cap hanging at the head of the bed, plus his
new one a gift from Doc Protheroe, and has a couple of other
items with Marine Corps insignia in the area. Another
Marine comes in and they share stories on the Corps which
makes the world go a little faster.
Stan continues to remain alert through all this though.
I am sure that he would like to hear from you folks, his
address is as follows:
Westchester Gardens Rehabilitation & Care Center
Clearwater, Florida 33761