Bob Orleck

Aug 072016
 

Major McLaughlin played a big part in the founding of our organization.  It was through being my friend and various trips he made to the ship in Tacoma and in Golcuk, Turkey.   The quality of the relationships that were forged because of this man will live on for many years.  The Major was buried with military honors on his 99th birthday.

Resolution for Major McLaughlin

Jul 182016
 

It was a great pleasure to have Jeff Cherrier and his friends come to be with us again at our reunion in Boothbay Harbor.  Jeff and his wife Sally have been regular attendees at our Destroyer USS ORLECK DD 886 Association reunions.  Jeff was among the first of our Vietnam sailors to actively attend and it was always good to have him close by when the sound system went out.  We could not have functioned the evening of the luau in San Diego in 1995 but for “Foghorn” and his megaphone voice when the system did go down.  Jeff, I know will agree, that the most pleasant and best of the two was Sally who always brought a pleasing and pretty presence to our reunion.  She was not here in Boothbay Harbor because she had passed away.  We will continue to remember her and support Jeff in his great loss. The featured photo was taken of Jeff and Sally at our 1999 Portland, Maine reunion.

Sally Cherrier Obituary001

Jul 172016
 

Photos taken by Roy and Joan Yater at the Boothbay Harbor Reunion (June 8-10, 2016).  

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Jul 172016
 

Photos taken by Sherry Gittins at the Boothbay Harbor Reunion (June 8-10, 2016).  More specifically Sherri focused on the fine lunch we had after our Harbor Nature Cruise for some and the tour of the Maine Botanical Garden by others served at the Fisherman’s Wharf on Friday afternoon. 

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Jul 162016
 

Photos taken by Homer Castille at the Boothbay Harbor Reunion (June 8-10, 2016).  Homer had many pictures and due to size the presentation had to be broken up into two galleries.  This is gallery #2)

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Jul 162016
 

Photos taken by Homer Castille at the Boothbay Harbor Reunion (June 8-10, 2016).  Homer had many pictures and due to size the presentation had to be broken up into two galleries.  This is gallery #1)

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