|U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692|
|28th Annual "All Hands" Reunion|
Sunday May 1 to Wednesday May 4, 2016 - Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Airport Marriott, 4277 West 150th Street, Cleveland, OH 44135
The USS Cod (SS-224)
Well, 2016 Reunion 5/01/16 - 5/04/16, Cleveland has come and gone. I would rate
this one as one of our best, thanks to our great hosts, Scotty and Linda
Kopfstein. The accommodations were great and lots of sites to see in the
Cleveland area. The actual Memorial Service at the USS Cod, SS-224 was Great!
Even the weather that day was picture perfect. I am sure that was specially
ordered by the Kopfsteins.
I wish to thank our Sumner Ladies for all their help in making our making our Reunion such a great Happening. I specially want to thank Louise Jasch for taking care of Bobby and Mary Moore and making sure that they had a successful Reunion with us and a safe trip to Cleveland. It was truly a miracle to have Bobby there!
Thanks Scotty, for getting our great speakers, our banquet speaker, David Taylor, Retired Colonel, Special Forces, U.S. Army Reserve and Memorial Service speaker, Mike Kovack, Retired Navy Commander, the use of the USS Cod, your Color and Honor Guards for a true military salute to our Fallen Shipmates. Thanks to Jim Frederickson for ringing the Cod's ship's bell.
Thank you Karen Harderer, Mary Moore, Gail Dromms and Connie for making the Registration desk run smoothly. Thank you Rita Hart and Gail Dromms for the Silent Auction and Ship's Store.
Thank you Linda Kopfstein, Dale Surber, Connie and everyone else for keeping the Hospitality Room running smoothly.
Special Thanks to Pete & Gail Dromms. Without them we would not have our "material things" for the Reunion. They use their truck and trailer to haul all of the supplies needed for the Reunion, as well as the Ship's Store items and Silent Auction items, not to mention storing and keeping inventory on all of the items during the rest of the year. They even salvaged and recycled beverage containers to turn into income for the Sumner's treasury!
Congratulations to Fred Willshaw, our newly appointed Historian.
To 2nd Vice President Pete Hart, replacing George Aicheie.
To Joe Drabick, director (expires 2019)
To Dale Surber, Shipmate Help Fund Committee
Thanks again to all that made this a great Reunion. If I forgot to mention anyone please accept my apologies. I have been under the weather since before the Reunion and learned a lesson to listen to your body; driving over 1,300 miles one way in 2 days wasn't smart, but doing it coming back home proved I am not 21 and bulletproof anymore.
Dave, you've got a great one to beat in Mayport, 2017, but knowing you and with all of us here to help you, we can make it happen! See all of you in Mayport!
The Hospitality Suite
Salon B & C
April 28 - May 4, 2016
Many thanks to Don Hayden, Pete & Rita Hart, Frank & Connie DiBello and Pete & Gail Dromms for sending in their photographs of the Reunion.
Don Hayden (TM3 62-63)
Pete & Gail Dromms (FTG2 66-67)
Bruce & Earlean Fulbright (TM3 62-64)
Joe & Mille Drabick (BT3 65-68)
Jim & Karen Frederickson (ETN2 66-67)
Jim & Elaine Armstrong (USAF)
Dave Robson (SH3 66-70)
Don & Kandy Cooper (BT2 63-66)
Dennis Carroll (LTJG 64-66)
Frank & Connie DiBello (RM3 66-68)
Scott & Linda Kopfstein (SK3 66-69)
Paul & Lee Rosskamp (BT3 68-71)
Bob & Gloria Kelly (EM3 68-71)
Bob & Karen Haderer (BT2 63-68)
Dale Surber (EN2 68-71)
John & Pat Hruska (MR3 68-71)
Pete & Rita Hart (BT3 65-67)
Paul & Meryl DeLasco (IC2 61-64)
Maurice & Tricia Warren (EN3 66-68)
Bill & Jocelyn Juzwiakowski (TM3 61-63)Bobby & Mary Moore w/Louise Jasch (MMC 61-69)
Bernie & Vickie Armstrong (FN 68-70)
Jose & Faith Garcia (BT2 66-68)
Darrell Sigmon (BT2 52-56)
Kris Breedlove (MM2 68-70)
Fred Willshaw (SK1 67-69)