To perpetuate the memory of our shipmates who gave their lives in the pursuit of their duties while serving their country. That their dedication, deeds and supreme sacrifice be a constant source of motivation toward greater accomplishments. Pledge loyalty and patriotism to the United States of America and its Constitution.
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George H. Trace
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our shipmate George H. Trace Departed on Eternal Patrol Saturday December 20, 2014. Additional details will be posted when available.
Posted by cliff Sunday, December 21, 2014 (01:01:39)
Christmas / Award / Holland Club Dinner
The Columbus Base annual Christmas Dinner and Firefighters for Kids toy collection was combined with the Awards and Holland Club induction ceremony and held Saturday 7 December at VFW #4931, 2436 Walcutt Road, Columbus OH 43228. Photos of this event are posted in the photo gallery and may be viewed by either clicking the thumbnail in this article or the "photo gallery" button in the main menu.
Posted by cliff Tuesday, December 09, 2014 (18:39:27)
It is with a sad heart that I share the passing on November 26, 2014 of Opal Philipps, spouse of CDR. Phil Philipps. Phil departed on Eternal Patrol August 29, 2013. Opal and Phil were married in 1950 in San Diego. Services will be held for Opal at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the McPeek-Hoekstra Funeral Home, 133 S. Prospect St., Granville with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Visitation will be from 11:30 to 12:30 P.M. prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Welsh Hills Cemetery, Welsh Hills Rd, Granville, Ohio. (Funeral Home Link)The family requests in lieu of flowers that, memorial contributions be made to the Licking County Animal Shelter, 544 Dog Leg Rd, Heath, Ohio 43056 or Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.Jim TolsonCommander, Columbus Base
Posted by cliff Saturday, November 29, 2014 (14:54:37)
Veterans Day Parades
Columbus Base Marched in the Columbus Veterans Parade on Friday 7 November and the Logan Veterans Parade on Sunday 9 November. Base Member Charles Sabino Marched in the New York City Veterans Parade. After the Columbus parade we had lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse where newer members had a chance to meet our only active duty member Bruce Sanderson and family. Photos for these events are posted in the photo gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnail to the left or the "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.
Posted by cliff Monday, November 10, 2014 (13:54:39)
The Columbus Base November meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). Photos for 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.
Upcoming Events: November 7 Columbus Veterans Day Parade-noon step off, November 9 Logan Veterans Day Parade and November 23 (Sunday evening) Gahanna Parade of Lights, We are the color guard and the Sea Cadets will be with us
The Next Columbus Base meeting will be theChristmas / Awards Dinner on December 6, 2014 at the VFW 4931 on Walcutt Road Social hour will start at 17:00 followed by an 18:00 dinner. Cost is $22 per person payable to Jim Koogler. We are supporting – Fire Fighters for Kids Toy Collection this year.
Posted by cliff Sunday, November 02, 2014 (14:20:42)
Oct Meeting and Highway Cleanup
The Columbus Base October meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). The fourth and final highway cleanup for 2014 was conducted on 11 October. Photos for these events are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnails to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main menu.
Posted by cliff Sunday, October 12, 2014 (17:13:58)
The Columbus Base Sept. meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). Photos for this 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. Our friend Udo Maroscher and the Navy League has extended an invitation to attend the Navy Birthday Ball. It will be held Saturday October 4, 2014 at The Aladdin Shrine Temple 3850 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio 43219
Posted by cliff Monday, September 15, 2014 (15:24:44)
August Picnic / Base Meeting
The Columbus Base annual picnic was held Saturday at VFW Post #4931, 2436 Walcutt Road, Columbus OH 43228, BZ to the post for the excellent steaks and great facilities. Jim Koogler won the 50/50 and Lee Mather won the Raffle (USS Columbus Throw/Blanket). Photos are posted in the Base's Flickr page and can be accessed by either clicking the thumbnail in this article or by clicking "Photo Gallery" entry in the main menu. If anyone has additional photos they would like uploaded please sent them to the webmaster. Remember we have these upcoming events: Sept 13, Base meeting at 11:00, American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085; Sept 18 Kaps4Kids at Children’s Hospital. Check calendar for location, time and details. Please remember to vote in the USSVI National Election, if you need assistance in electronic voting contact Base Commander or Webmaster
Posted by cliff Sunday, August 17, 2014 (12:34:30)
Harold E. Gall
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that our shipmate Harold E Gall went on Eternal Patrol Thursday August 7, 2014. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1964 as an Engineman 1st Class on the submarine USS Sea Poacher (SS-406) and the submarine tender USS Proteus (AS-19). He qualified on USS Sea Poacher in 1960.Columbus Base will participate with American Legion Post 239 (Leasure-Blackston Worthington) during Harry Gall's family visitation Monday Aug 11,2014 at 7 PM at the SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON CHAPEL, 6699 N. High St., Worthington (just south of I-270). Columbus Base will be presenting Harry Gall's Eternal Patrol Certificate to his family and we will honor our shipmate along with the American Legion. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 12 at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Rittman, OH 44270. Ohio's WWII Lost Submarine Memorial for USS Grunion (SS-216) is at this cemetery in Rittman. If you have any questions, please call. Submarine Veterans will be wearing vests. Sailor, Rest Your Oar. We have the watch.Jim TolsonCommander, Columbus Base
Posted by cliff Monday, August 11, 2014 (16:43:33)
Columbus Base marched in the Upper Arlington July 4th parade. The Columbus Base July meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map) on 12 July. New Members Jim Killen and Rick Freeman were introduced to the membership present. Woody gave a short presentation on the Honor Flight he participated in as a guadian. John Leers announced that this would be his last meeting, he is moving to Ca. next month. A friendly reminder for all able-bodied members Wade Kiger will be leading another Highway Cleanup on August 9th see calendar for details. Our next meeting will be the Annual picnic on August 16th, it is being held at the Hilliard VFW #4931 picnic pavilion see calendar for details. Photos are posted in the gallery and can be viewed by either clicking on the thumbnails to the left or "Photo Gallery" tab in the main Menu.
Posted by cliff Saturday, July 12, 2014 (20:59:28)
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