The Columbus Base May meeting was held at: American Legion Leasure-Blackston Post 239, 700 Morning Street, Worthington, OH 43085 (Map). We welcomed two new members John L. Bethea and Bob Bryan as well as special guest Lt. Erienne Kresch. Lt Kresch qualified on the USS Ohio (SSGN-726) Gold and is currently a Submarine Warfare Instructor, Assistant Professor of Naval Science at Ohio State. Onboard the USS Ohio, LT Kriesch served as the Tactical Systems Officer, the Damage Control Assistant and the Strike Planning Coordinator. She was onboard the USS Ohio for several Eastern Pacific Deployments and Major Maintenance Periods. We were also informed of the passing of two dear friends and shipmates of Columbus Base: Chris Damo who led the annual flags on veterans' graves at Resurrection Cemetery when Columbus base first became involved and recently was heavily involved in the Honor flight program; and Mamie Murphy (widow of Columbus Base WWII submarine veteran and Holland Club member Joe Murphy), She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. Photos of this meeting 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.
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