Columbus Base participated in the Worthing Memorial Day Parade on May 30'th. The following members were present Tim Barker, Dave Creekmore, Walt Fleak, Dave Hamel, James 'Clutch' Koogler, Dave O'Carroll, Scott Steele, James 'Tis' Tisdale and John Wegman. Photos courtesy of John Wegman are posted and available for viewing.
With a heavy, heavy heart I inform you of the passing of our Columbus Base Associate Life member and plankowner Barbara McCorkle. Barb, wife of fellow Columbus Base member Bill McCorkle, was one of the original 24 "plank owners" who founded Columbus Base USSVI in November 2003.
Columbus Base Holland Club Induction was held on April 2, 2022 at the Hilliard VFW #4931. Following a social hour and Dinner the following members were inducted into the USSVI Holland club having completed 50 years of Submarine qualification: David A.Creekmore, 1972 on USS Nathanael Greene SSBN-636; Charles M. Sabino, 1972 on USS Tinosa SSN-606; R. E. Hogan, 1968 on USS Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN-658; Paul E. Gant, 1969 on USS Tautog SSN-639; Kelly W. Graham, 1970 on USS Alexander Hamilton SSBN-617. Photos are viewable by clicking the picture to the left or via the menu button "PHOTOS" at the top of the page.
Columbus Monthly Meeting was held on 5 Febuary 2022 at the Worthington American Leigon Post 239. The Secretary George Petershagen was sworn in by Chaplain Sharon Lloyd. There were no photos of the meeting as there was a camera malfunction at the meeting.