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•   Michael Crawford (1969)  8/31
•   H. Christian Jensen III (1968)  8/31
•   Raymond G Saldana (1989)  8/31
•   Al Patterson  9/2
•   Jason D. Horner (1991)  9/3
•   Mike Juola (1968)  9/3
•   Kenn Rothman (1970)  9/5
•   James. Ebbe  9/8
•   Michael Sermo (1969)  9/8
•   Kyle Stafford (1970)  9/8
•   Ronald E. Bass Jr. (1977)  9/9
•   Carlos Fernando Salas Sr. (1971)  9/9
•   Dave Ward (1968)  9/10
•   Melvin "Mel" L. Weiss (1970)  9/11
•   Mike Boyle (1983)  9/14
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Around Christmas of 2014 our shipmate and friend Tom Filo was diagnosed with ALS.  As you may already know, Lou Gehrig’s disease is always fatal. Tom's remaining time is fading quickly. The ALS foundation of Michigan and the VA has stepped up to help the Filos. Our association would like to show our appreciation for Tom  by collecting donations. Terry (Tom's wife) has asked that the donations go to the ALS Foundation of Michigan. We will be collecting donations at the reunion. If you are not attending the reunion and want to donate please push the yellow DONATE button below.

Ray Pierce

VP USS Seattle AOE-3 Veterans Association


•   Rick Norwood (1973)  8/31
•   Alan P. Adams (1972)  8/28
•   Daniel J. , Jr. Clark (1973)  8/19
•   Dale Eicker (1970)  8/19
•   Gordon Sterling  8/19
•   Kelly Wilson (Wilson) (1996)  8/14
•   Bill Van Oosten (1968)  8/11
•   Joshua Beauford  8/7
•   Don McVey (1968)  8/6
•   Roland Beaudoin (1969)  8/4
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Rewind for 8/31/15



Who lives where - click links below to find out.

1 lives in Alabama
1 lives in Arizona
1 lives in California
3 live in Colorado
5 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Illinois
2 live in Indiana
2 live in Iowa
1 lives in Kentucky
1 lives in Maine
1 lives in Maryland
2 live in Massachusetts
3 live in Michigan
2 live in Missouri
1 lives in Montana
1 lives in Nebraska
1 lives in Nevada
2 live in New Jersey
2 live in North Carolina
2 live in Ohio
1 lives in Oregon
6 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
6 live in Texas
3 live in Virginia
2 live in Washington
1 location unknown
47 are deceased


USSVA-Newsletter  3rd Qtr. 2014

USS Ranger leaving Puget Sound for Texas scrap yard

I hope you will take time to watch this very short video of:

Just A Common Soldier

Motto:   "Beans, Bullets and Oil" 

Read the History of our ship @

Attention to Guest ( NON-Members )
From the President of our Association

Attention potential USS Seattle Veterans Association new members.  This year we have a couple of special events we will be announcing in the very near future and the board has authorized me to make the following offer. This offer is ONLY available to new members that join in 2015 AND attend the reunion in Branson, MO September 9 – 13th.

If you are a new member and join in 2015 and attend the Branson reunion, We will reduce your first year membership to $30 to $20 and Give you a $20 gift certificate in the Ships-store toward the purchase of merchandize.  To take advantage of this special offer send your payment to Stu Tyson ( with Checks made to: USS Seattle (AOE-3) Veterans Association) and on the subject line put “your name and 2015 Special Membership”.

Mail to:
USS Seattle (AOE-3) Veterans Association
Stu Tyson, Treasurer
1436 SE 53rd
Portland, OR 97215

DO NOT MISS!!  The Next Reunion In Branson, MO

September 9th - 13th 2015


USS Seattle Sailors have more fun!

The hotel chosen for the 2015 USS Seattle AOE-3 Veterans Association Reunion

One of the finest hotels in Branson.

The Grand Plaza Hotel and conference center is located in the heart of the Branson Missouri just off the world famous Highway 76 Country Music Boulevard. Within walking distance to some of Branson's biggest stars and attractions as well as some of the greatest outlet shopping.

The Gran Plaza offers a complimentary breakfast buffet to our guests to help you start your day out right. The Plaza View Restaurant & Lounge offers fine cuisine and a wonderful view of the Ozark Mountains to the North or the Strip to the South. Specialties of the house are Prime Rib and Catfish. All of our rooms include free WiFi and a computer terminal is available in the lobby 24/7.

The Grand Plaza gift shop can help you with your show reservations, attraction tickets or local transportation needs. Our conference and meeting rooms make The Grand Plaza Hotel and conference center a convenient and state of the art location to hold your reunion, family get together and business seminars anytime of the year. Our conference rooms are perfect for groups from 10 to 200.

Grand Plaza Hotel
245 N Wildwood Dr.
Branson, Mo 65616
1-800-850-6646 or 417-336-6646