Green Valley Chamber
The next USS SEA FOX (SS-402) Association Reunion will be May 23 - May 27, 2016 at The INN at San Ignatio (as in 2011) in Green Valley, AZ. Suites $99 and rooms $79.
Come earlier for Saturday, May 21 SubVets Tucson Base meeting if you want. Stay later to see more local sights. There are rooms reserved for us. Call the INN at (520) 393-5700 or their 800 number (888-450-5444). The folks at the INN recommend calling them at their (520) number.
Monday night Welcome Dinner at Jerry Bob's in Green Valley, a restaurant owned by Jeremy Johnson, grandson of one of our three remaining ambulatory WW II submariners, Les Johnson. Perhaps a meal at Cafe Tremelo, a restaurant owned by the son of our own SEA FOX sailor, Carle Blackwell. Maybe Closing Dinner at the Famous Cow Palace ( we were there before). Perhaps a picnic as well. Otherwise very low
key. Lots of relaxing and Sea Story telling. There are fewer of us, and we are getting older.
We may have the Sahuarita High School NJROTC cadets doing a presentation of the colors. Again, this is going to be a low key, sit-around, tell sea stories type of gathering. I expect we may not be at any place conducive to having lots of formality.
Also, we may have you over to the NJROTC facility at SHS for an informal tour. It will be good to see what is being taught and shown to our upcoming generation. The facility has all kinds of Navy stuff on display and perhaps a short talk by CDR Roberson on what our kids are learning and how good they are (as opposed to the generally poor impression we see in the news).
Get your room or suite reserved now. Get your airline seats booked now. Let us know so we can put you our reservation list. Send me an e-mail, call me, or send me a note about your plans.
More coverage and details in our next newsletter.
We are a "Last-man-standing" organization. There are fewer and fewer of us left. I am open to hosting more reunions and I hope others are as well. Yet, it may turn out otherwise. This may be our last stand. So show up. Regardless, we will have a great time.
Joel M. Greenberg, 71 E. Santa Chalice Dr., Green Valley, AZ 85614, (520) 393-8252,
Shipmates Attending and Guests
Attending all or part of reunion (Updated 28 June 2016)
Joel Greenberg (69-70) (6)
Dale Gumbert (Assoc)
Carle Blackwell (52-53) (2)
Frank & Carol Waibel (66-68)
Gary & Anne Terrell (68-69)
Jim Hilburn (67-70) (2)
Walt Stammer (CO 68-69)
Don Miller (52-54) (2)
Lon Schmidt (55-56) (2)
Bob Bowe (67-68) (2)
1999 - Kings Bay, GA
2001 - Peoria, IL
2003 - Silverdale, WA
2005 - N. Little Rock, AR
2007 - Galveston, TX
2009 - Branson, MO
2011 - Green Valley, AZ
2013 - Las Vegas, NV
2016 - Green Valley, AZ