CONVENTION DECEMBER 2014
CHECK THIS OUT!Charleston's new heavy duty Coast Guard cutter is expected to arrive in port this November once all its test trials are over. The National Security Cutter Hamilton will take up its mooring along the Cooper River in North Charleston for duties that include pursuing Caribbean drug smuggling and rescue/humanitarian efforts wherever they arise. Delivery date to the Coast Guard is set for Sept. 15, 2014, with the local commissioning ceremony slated for Dec. 6, 2014. In-between will be more testing, trials and training for the crew. The 418-foot ship was built by Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding Division in Pascagoula, Miss. While it is the fourth of eight National Security cutters approved by Congress, it is the first to be based on the Atlantic Coast. The new fleet of security cutters are designed to replace the 378-foot high-endurance vessels that had entered into Coast Guard service during the 1960's. Those ships are considered to be outdated for American use though several of them have been given new life in the service of countries considered friendly to the U.S. The new cutters are 418-feet long with a 54-foot beam and displace 4,5000 tons with a full load. They have a top speed of 28 knots, a range of 12,000 miles, an endurance of 60 days and a crew of 120 - or about 50 fewer crewmen than were needed on the Gallatin. The Charleston-bound ship is named for Alexander Hamilton, the former treasury secretary credited for being the funder of what would become the U.S. Coast Guard. (from The Greenville News, Monday September 1 2014, Schuyler Kropf)
PEARL HARBOR...THE REAL STORY
A man by the name of Scott Freund produced "Pearl Harbor...The Real Story", a two disk DVD. It shows on Facebook that the DVD can be purchased from the Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum in Hawaii, but also has clips you can view and lots of info. This particular DVD has survivors: Cecil Malmin, John Finn, Merl Resler, John R, Clare Hedrick (USS Arizona), Jake Jaekel, Jack Hammett, Frank Karas, George Larsen, Frank Zwolinski (my dad), and historian Daniel Martinez, and several others I didn't know personally. This DVD was done in Jan-Feb 2000 and recording lots of Survivors in their own homes. It is excellent.
Requirements for membership in the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, as they appear on the application are as follows: "Must be the son or daughter, the step-son or step-daughter, the adopted son or daughter, or the nephew or niece of a member of the United States Armed Forces stationed on the Island of Oahu or within three (3) miles offshore on December 7, 1941 at the exact time of the attack, 7:55 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Membership eligibility is extended to all the direct (blood line) descendants (grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-nephews, great-nieces)." (See note below regarding "Associate Members" below.)
HISTORY OF THE SDPHS
The concept of an
organization for the descendants of Pearl Harbor survivors was
presented on the floor of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association (PHSA)
National Convention on December 6, 1965. A second proposal was
introduced during the convention on December 6, 1970 and approved.
The first chapter of the SDPHS was established as the Sunshine
State Chapter 1 of St. Petersburg, Florida on December 6, 1972. The
following year on October 20, 1973, the SDPHS became an independent
nationwide organization, legally incorporated as a non-profit
organization. Today the membership has grown to over 3,500 with
members in all 50 states as well as in foreign countries and serving in
It would be GREAT to have you on board. The cost is $35 membership fee payable at the time of application and ANNUAL DUES are $15 due on or before December 7th of each year (this keeps you on our mailing list.)
To start, request an application by contacting: Carol Gladys, PHONE: (850) 867-0645; 36675 Giles Road, Grafton, OH 44044-9124 firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to include your U. S. mail address.
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We are happy to announce That the Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors, Inc., has established a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to be awarded “biennially” on July 15th. It is funded by contributions, gifts, and bequests.
Applicants must be:
accepted or enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, trade or technical school;
an active member of the SDPHS; a citizen of the United States;
Sons & Daughters Pearl Harbor Survivors Contacts (Includes elected national officers; appointed national positions and district directors):CONTACT INFORMATION:
District 1 email@example.com
Alaska*, California, Hawaii, Nevada
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
District 3 firstname.lastname@example.org
Arizona, Colorado*, Kansas*, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma*, Utah
District 4 email@example.com
Arkansas*, Louisiana, Missouri, Texas
District 5 firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota*, North Dakota*, South Dakota*, Wisconsin*
District 6 email@example.com
Alabama*, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi*, North Carolina, South Carolina*, Tennessee
District 8 firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut, Maine*, Massachusetts*, New Hampshire*, New York,
*Vacant State Chairs (We could use your help!)
Mary Ellen Smith will be very glad to hear from you and to get your "story."
History Project: We are trying to put together Historical Scrapbooks for the organization (SDPHS). We are interested in copies of any articles or photos, Offspring from 1971-2000, Constitution and By-laws from 1971-1998, and other memorabilia from December 7th. Please send your materials to: Marjorie Edwards 248 Taylor Lane, Winterville GA 30683. Her phone is 706.742.9551 and her email is email@example.com.
SONS & DAUGHTERS PEARL HARBOR SURVIVORS PHOTO ALBUM
Please e-mail me at: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org if there is anything I can do for you....I can also send you a request for application if you send me your "snail-mail" address.