Dear Sgt. Grit, since you asked:
We have been doing this for over 15 years now?
A group of Marines decided it would be fun to gather at the Benicia Yacht Club in Benicia, Ca for morning Chow complete with the ubiquitous SOS. That grew into a few guys talking a few other unsuspecting yacht owners into a neat cruise on the bay and that led to a turnout of up to 80 who meet there on the 10th and chow down then board 8 or 10 yachts over 35? so we can get them all on and cruise to Pittsburg Yacht Club for a great Mexican luncheon and muster colors and cake cutting ceremony. We then cruise back to Benicia via the mothball fleet in Suisun for a look at a few of our old ships?Point Defiance LSD 31 is there as is the BB 3 USS Ohio. Last year we had a Marine who cruised her. I was on the Point D back in ?67 ?Y?know when yer an Old Marine (never ex)?…When you take your grand kid fishing down by the ?fleet? and look up and see your ship Aww Maaan! Anyway here?s a few shots and I have more if your interested. Anyway we sure have fun.
We?re doing it again this year.
Dave Selvy, Cpl. 1976889 1831MOS
2nd, 3rd, & 4th Armored Amphib Co?s.,(Bn). FMFPAC