Chris Thayer writes:
Classmates, on 7/28 we had a Memorial Service for Michael Alston at MSC. I thought it was very nicely done. In attendance from the Class of 1983 were Erin Gantt, Bob Ross, Rudy Lupton, Dave Ferchau, Steve Keating, Glenn Gardner and myself. Bob Ross adds, “Erin’s voice is as beautiful as ever.”
Mark Smith writes (via FB): Attended Oct 12 KP Club of Washington DC luncheon where our own Sean Connaughton was the guest speaker. Sean is currently the Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Sean provided insight into the transportation issues facing our area.
Also in attendance from KP ’83 – Ed Fairbarn, D. Lee Forsgren, Erin Gantt and Chris Thayer.
Rick Boudiette writes:
Greetings from sunny Northern California. I’m still with Chevron Shipping and am currently busy managing several newbuild LNG Carrier projects. First one delivered from Daewoo last week and the two sisters deliver 1 Nov and 1 Dec, respectively. The next project starts up in January of 2012 in Samsung. While in Korea, I’ve been able to connect with Kerry O’Neill, who is working for Teekay on another LNG project that Chevron has an interest in. Mickey Cunningham passed through the SF Bay Area a few weeks back just to have some pizza and beer with me; he seems to travel as much as I do, but all domestic and, from what I can tell, primarily for random golf outings.
While in Houston recently, I took the oppportunity to drive over to New Orleans and hook up with the Liantonios and the Querns. Both families are doing well, and Frank & Kim’s dog was extremely generous in allowing me to sleep in the guest room where he normally hides out. It was a tame weekend compared to some of the weekends we used to have in New Orleans, but thoroughly enjoyable and exactly what I needed. I also spoke with Steve Nicholson recently; he and the family have settled in back at Bath Iron Works in Maine after a few years down under in Adelaide.
Rev. Tony Hartman writes:
The days of the US military presence in Iraq are almost over. The violence is not, but many are praying that God willing Iraq still has a better future. They still have a lot of work to do. The eerie red photo [below] during a sandstorm is not photo-shopped!
Mark Faller writes:
Attached is a photo of me and my daughter, Dr. Caitlyn (Faller) Rerucha, MD. Caitlyn recently graduated from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) and is currently doing her residency in Family Medicine at Fort Bragg, NC. She is married to John Rerucha, also a Captain in the Army who is serving as an Intel officer. Otherwise, all is well in Fredericksburg, VA where I’m keeping a Human Performance Solutions company afloat with 4 other retired Coast Guard officers.
Ray’s update: Training for my 20th marathon (Nov). I coordinated both a 5K and 15K race this fall, each with over 300 finishers. Big job w/ no pay – like planning for a big wedding and you don’t know how many guests are coming.
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—– Ray Christensen
Mark Faller with daughter
Rev. Tony Hartman in Iraq
Tony’s sand storm photo