The second reunion was held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in October 2007 with 116 people attending, of which approximately half were crew members.
Sun set seen from hotel window
Everyone had a great view from their windows - Springmaid pier.
You could go fishing on the pier if you wanted to.
Or, you could just relax on the pier
Soupy Campbell, was the planner of the first reunion in Texas and the second reunion in Myrtle Beach where this picture was taken. Soupy was one of the USS Angler's COBs, he spent quite a few years on the Angler and knew the boat better than anyone.
Bob Kremer was the treasurer, also the Newsletter Editor for the first two reunions. He was a great help to Soupy in coordinating both reunions. This picture at left, taken at the Myrtle Beach reunion, Bob on the right, talking to Captain Cushman.
Past and present planners: Starting from the left: Jerry Benson, the new treasurer and Newsletter Editor, Bob Kremer the out going treasurer and Newsletter Editor, Soupy Campbell the out going planner and Brian Meagher the new planner, for the upcoming reunion in Branson, MO being held October 4th - October 8th 2009.
Captain Cushman (right) and Soupy swapping sea stories. Captain Cushman was one of the Commanding Officers' on the USS ANGLER.
Charles Pugsley lucky winner
Who will be the last man standing?
Steve Kossler is another lucky winner
Items from the Angler's history
"Dolphins" Officers and Enlisted men, donated and made by Soupy Campbell
Stained glass suncatchers made and donated by Harold Bushar for the silent auction.
Left: Our 2007 Treasurer and Newsletter Editor Bob Kremer and Soupy Campbell reunion planner
Our 2009 Planners - Brian and Diane Meagher
Our 2009 Treasurer and Newsletter Editor - Jerry and Jan Benson
Deanna and George Bradley, John Rodolewicz,
Joyce and Bill Bugg, Arlene and Joe Grella
Irene Campbell, Arlene Grella, Deanna Bradley, Lyla Hunter, Kathy Monroe, Joyce Bugg, Denise Kremer, Carolyn Sweeney, Marge Grigg - Back row: Barbara Zdarko, Linda Rodolwicz, Helen Uebbing
Bob Kremer and Bill McPhee
John Rodolewicz, Joe Grella, John Siscavage, Bill Bugg, George Bradley
Sharon Lloyd, Dexter Holaday, Robert Lithgow, Jean & Gil Aspinwall
A time to socialize
Diane Meagher, Jim Way, Harold Bushar, Helen and Ron Uebbing
Lyla and Buck Hunter
Mike Chunka, Jim Way, Ron Bradquist, Dick Sweeney -------------- Brian Meagher in background at the memorabilia table
Luella Christman, Joan Chunka, Janet Brandquist, Marci Haney
Steve Cushman his daughter Camie Joyce and his wife Loretta
John & Linda Rodolewicz, Irene Campbell, Arlene Grella, Lyla & Buck Hunter
John Ryba and Steve Nogle
Standing - Ron Uebbing, George Pugsley, Bill Bugg, Don Delisle, Joe Grella, Dick Bishop, Sitting - Jerry Benson, John Rodolewicz, John Siscavage, Bob Kremer.
Richard and Greta Craft
Fred Pietrowski, Aster Riley, Stan and Isabelle Mendrala, Steve and Mary Kossler
Nita and Orris Hicks enjoying the delicious buffet breakfast at the Springmaid Hotel
Pizza party and delicious cake for desert
Captain Cushman, Janet and Ron Bradquist, Mike and Joan Chunka, Tom and Janet Burke.
Soupy with his new friend and Bob German on right
Loaded up for a meal at Bennett's Calabash Seafood Bugget
Then went to the Alabama Theatre
and saw a wonderful show. They even recognized the Angler crew.
All the woman getting ready for their group picture
Everyone was all decked out for the banquet and enjoying the great food
At the banquet Captain Cushman relates a tragic submarine experience
Raffle time! Steve Kossler and Charles Pugsley were lucky winners
Soupy starts the Memorial Service
Janet Burke and Irene Campbell present the floral wreath
Soupy prepared a very touching tribute
Wayne Beland, Dave Clarke, Richard Craft and Dick Sweeney read
__2009 THIRD BI ANNUAL USS ANGLER REUNION IN BRANSON MO __ _________________________________________________________________________________________
Marguee in front of The Lodge of the Ozarks
The Lodge of the Ozarks was a beautiful and accomodating place
The welcome aboard banner was hanging in the lobby of the Lodge
Crew members holding the welcome aboard shipmates banner
The welcome aboard table full of ditty bags for the crew
Deanna Bradley worked very hard selling raffle tickets and misc Angler memorabilia
After receiving ditty bags on arrival Sunday evening there was sandwhiches, cake and driniks
Planners, Brian & Diane Meagher - Treasurer, Jerry & Jan Benson
Denise Kremer, Bob Kremer and Richard Craft
Brian Meagher and son Michael (Mick) are we all having fun or what?
Arlene Grella, Mary Kossler, Nita and Orris Hicks
Sam and Rose Ann Albanese and Gus Walczyk
Wayne Beland and Buck Hunter
Soupy Campbell and Bob Kremer telling sea stories
Dick Kanning, Marge Grigg and Dave Clarke
John Christman, Bob kremer, Gus Walczyk and Don Delisle
Along with the USS Angler replica, this was another raffle prize
There were many things on the memorabilia table, which included Brian's uniform, does it bring back any memorys? Brian said, "For some reason it doesn't fit anymore".
Everyone gathering in the lobby for dinner at Gilly's Texas Cafe on Monday night
After eating at Gilly's we all went across the street to The Jim Stafford Theater to see his show, which was great It was a very busy highway that we had to cross, but we had our own "Traffic Cops" to stop traffic so we could cross, they were Joe Grella and Jerry Bacon, it was one of the highlights of the evening.
We were so honored to have five WW II veterans with us, From left to right, Orris Hick, George Robb, Harry Branyan, John Clarke and Bob German
John Clarke and Bob Kremer in deep conversation
Our beautiful memorial wreath was made and donated by Gretchen Pugsley
Soupy Campbell was in his dress blues for the memorable memorial service which he conducted. Pictured with Soupy are planners Brian and Diane Meagher
Mike Chunka, Ron Branquist, Tom Burke and Soupy Campbell with all his hash marks
Joe Grella, Bob Kremer, John Rodolewicz, Soupy Campbell and George Bradley
THE 2011 USS ANGLER WAS A GREAT SUCCESS IN NEW LONDON CT. GREAT FUN. THE NEXT REUNION WILL BE IN 2013. A UNANIMOUS VOTE WAS FOR THE NEXT REUNION TO BE HELD IN KISSIMMEE FLORIDA. THE DATE AND PLACE HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED YET, WHEN IT IS, IT WILL BE POSTED. THE "REUNION PLANNER" FOR THE 2013 REUNION IS SOUPY CAMPBELL.