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Columbus Base James E Williams
WilliamsJames It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our Cold War shipmate James E Williams, MT2(SS). He qualified on the USS Atule (SS-403) in 1965. He was qualified 51 years and joined the Holland Club in 2015. He also served on Simon Bolivar SSBN-641 and John C Calhoun SSBN-630.

Williams James Edgar Williams, age 70, of Canal Winchester, passed away suddenly Wednesday, November 2, 2016. U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a member of the SubVets in Columbus. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Lancaster Community Band. Retired from the Limited Brands. Preceded in death by parents James Frederick and Vivian Williams. Survived by his loving wife, Elaine; son, Robert (Heather) Flanagan; sister, Gwen Williams (Gary Morrison); one niece and one great niece.
Arrangements by ORWOODYARD Funeral Home (Groveport).

Columbus Base will make a $100.00 donation to the USSVI Scholarship Fund in James Williams memory.
We will miss you, James.

Sailor, Rest Your Oar.

Jim Tolson


Posted by cliff Friday, November 04, 2016 (16:42:33)
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Columbus Base Clyde 'Al' Albergottie
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It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our shipmate Clyde 'Al' Albergottie ETCM(SS) on September 19, 2016. Al qualified on the USS Blenny (SS-324) in 1960 We will miss you, Al.

Sailor, Rest Your Oar.



Posted by cliff Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (14:43:52)
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Columbus Base June and July Meetings
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The Columbus Base June and July meetings were held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). Minutes from the meeting are posted in the "Meeting Minutes" Forum, photos are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.



Posted by webmaster Friday, July 29, 2016 (13:27:23)
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Columbus Base Worthington Memorial Day Parade
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The Columbus Base Marched in the Worthington Memorial Day Parade Monday 30 May. Photos of the parade are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu. Anyone having additional photos please forward to either the Base Commander or Webmaster so they can be added to the album



Posted by webmaster Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (16:43:49)
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Columbus Base Float Refurbishment
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Fyda Freightliner 1250 Walcutt Road, Columbus Oh. 43228 (www.frydafreightliner.com) completed the repairs and repainting of the Columbus Base Submarine float on Wednesday 25 May. It will be displayed during Monday's Worthington Memorial Day Parade. The Columbus Base is deeply indebted to Fyda for the outstanding workmanship performed by their craftsmen during this effort. Bravo Zulu to Fyda



Posted by cliff Friday, May 27, 2016 (19:16:06)
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Columbus Base May Meeting
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The Columbus Base May meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). Minutes from the meeting are posted in the "Meeting Minutes" Forum, photos are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.



Posted by cliff Friday, May 27, 2016 (12:03:42)
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Columbus Base Submarine Birthday and Tolling Of The Bells Dinner
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The Columbus Base "Tolling of the Bells" diner was held Saturday 2 April at VFW #4931, 2436 Walcutt Road, Columbus OH 43228. This event honors and remembers the sixty five (65) submarine losses since establishment of the U.S. Submarine Force. (53 in War time, 12 in Peace time). On Sunday 3 April Columbus Base participated in the Springfield Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony, presenting the USSVI Eagle Scout patch to Paul Thibeault. Congratulations to this outstanding young man for his hard work and dedication in attaining this status. Bob Frier also provided some photos from his trip to the 2015 USSVI Convention in Pittsburg Pa.

Photos of these events are posted in the photo gallery and may be viewed by either clicking the thumbnails in this article or the "photo gallery" button in the main menu.



Posted by cliff Wednesday, May 04, 2016 (15:21:24)
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Columbus Base March Meeting
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The Columbus Base March 5th meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). There will be an Eagle Scout Court of Honor in Springfield on April 3 for Paul Thibeault, contact Jim Tolson for more details. The next meeting will be the Submarine Birthday / Tolling Ceremony dinner, Saturday 2 April at the Hilliard VFW 4931 located at 2436 Walcutt Road, Columbus, Oh 43228 (Map) starting at 17:00. Photos from this Meeting are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.



Posted by cliff Sunday, March 06, 2016 (16:55:27)
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Columbus Base February Meeting And Eagle Scout Presentation
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The Columbus Base February meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). Returning member Tony Konecny was welcomed back. Jim Tolson and Bob McCaniel presented the USSVI Eagle Scout patch to William Kelly at his Court of Honor in Liberty IN. Next meeting will be on Saturday 5 March at this location also. Photos of this event are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.



Posted by cliff Thursday, February 11, 2016 (20:55:01)
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Columbus Base January Meeting
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The Columbus Base January meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). New base officers: Tim Barker (commander), Jim Tolson (vice-commander) and Jim Koogler (treasurer) were given the oath of office by Sharon Lloyd. Next meeting will be on Saturday 6 February at this location also. Photos of this event are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.



Posted by cliff Wednesday, January 13, 2016 (15:01:38)
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