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FIRST REUNION 2005

The first reunion was held in Houston Texas in October 2005.


                  Bob Kremer, Ed Zdarko, Jim Way

          (Someone changed the four to a zero, pretty clever)

                       


        Irene and Soupy Campbell      --       Reunion planner



  Bob and Denise Kremer ------ Treasurer & Newsletter editor



    Margie & Carl McGrew                   Buck & Lyla Hunter



                                     Guests



          George Robb,  Edgardo Nicolas,  Harold Swan



   Harold Swan,  Dawn & Bob Schneller,  T. J. Hanson-Smith



Joe Grella,  Robert Gulliver (Grouper), Soupy Campbell, Wayne Johns



     Wayne Beland,     Ed Zdarko,      Bob & Denise Kremer



Don Delisle, Pat Haney, George Bradley, Joe Grella, Marci Haney



                                    Door Prizes



            Soupy Campbell                  Wayne Johns

The plaque was made and donated for the silent auction by Soupy



   Edgardo Nicolas,    Buck Hunter,    Ed    Zdarko,    Bob Kremer,      Wayne Beland


Denise Kremer (standing), Emma Curry, Marge Kanning,            Flor Nicolas.Irene Campbell, Arlene Grella, Linda Rodolewicz,          Deanna Bradley



                               Barb & Wayne Beland



     John Clarke & daughter              Bob & Ruth German



                Soupy Campbell, Wayne Johns



                               USS Cavalla 

  


                                   Angler Crew

Row 4: Reginald Ward, Harold Nordberg, Don Delisle, John Siscavage Bob Kremer, Jim Way, Buck Hunter, Ed Zdarko, Jim Berkheimer, George Bradley

Row 3: Captain Cushman, Dick Kanning, Pat Haney, Bob Schneller, T. J. Hanson-Smith, Bruce Curry, Al Budd, Wayne Beland, Carl McGrew, John Rodolewicz

Row 2: George Robb, Bob German, John Clarke, Wayne Johns, Joe Grella, Fred Pietrowski, Chuck Mills, Eric Knight, Soupy Campbell

Row 1: Edgardo Nicolas, Bill McPhee, Dick Evins

                          


                                  "40's Group"

               John Clarke, Bob German, George Robb                                Bill McPhee is missing from this photo, see next picture


            Bill McPhee (part of 40's group) & daughter                                                    


                               "50's Group"

Back row: Harold Nordberg, Ed Zdarko, Al Budd, Reginald Ward

Front row:  Captain Cushman, Carl McGrew, Wayne Beland, Buck      Hunter, Soupy Campbell 

John Christman missing from picture, he hadn't arrived yet


                                     "60" Group"

Back row:  Edgardo Nicolas, Don Delisle, John Siscavage, Bob Kremer, Jim Way, Ed Zdarko, Jim Berkheimer, George Bradley

Middle row:  Dick Kanning, Pat Haney, Bob Schneller, T.J. Hanson-Smith, Bruce Curry, Al Budd, John Rodolewicz

Front row:  Captain Cushman, Wayne Johns, Joe Grella, Soupy Campbell, Fred Pietrowski, Chuck Mills, Eric Knight, Dick Evins

    (John Christman, missing, hadn't arrived yet  -  see picture below)


Bob Kremer,  Pat Haney, John Christman who is part of the 50's and 60's group, Ed Zdarko


Jim Way, Bob Kremer, Pat Haney, John Christman, Ed Zdarko,    Fred Pietrowski, Don Delisle


                        On board for a tour of the Cavalla



                    Maneuvering room cubicle control



                     Switch board on propulsion cubicle



                          Engine order telegraph



                                 Memorial Service

                       Grouper Crewman and George Robb



                            Memorial Service

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SECOND REUNION 2007


The second reunion was held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in October 2007 with 116 people attending, of which approximately half were crew members.


                         Springmaid Hotel/Resort



                 Sun set seen from hotel window


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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       

the names of the shipmates  on Eternal Patrol


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__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.
























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