Happy Holiday Season

To all my fellow shipmates, friends and families


and please have a HEALTHY 2018.

Guy Fisk

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I have been receiving some emails requesting my address, here it is

Guy Fisk

340 Lynn Cove Road

Asheville, NC 28804



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2018 VP40 Reunion

Howdy shipmates
Believe it or not I have contracted with a hotel for the 2018 Reunion
Our reunion will be Sept 5-8,2018, in Music City USA, better known as Nashville, TN.
I moved the dates from Oct to Sept as it was very cost effective to do it.
I am awaiting for the itinerary  to be sent to me, but there will be numerous day/night trips
including the Grand Old Opry. 
We will lodge at The Inn at Opryland. room rates will be $139 per night plus tax. We will have a web site so you can sign up direct. More info to follow soon, check our web site and also I will send another email to you.
Please spread the word and I hope to see y’all there for a little picking and grinning..
Guy Fisk
A LOT of you have not paid your 2017/2018 dues yet. We voted at the last reunion to raise the dues to $20 per year. Effective 1/1/2017.
Please settle it up, as that is the only way to keep this thing going in the future.
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I hope you all have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Enjoy all the great food and great families we are blessed with.

Guy Fisk

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Veterans Day

I hope you all have a GREAT Veterans Day. If you get a chance please join in one of the many military celebrations available in your area.

My self, My American Legion Post is having a flag retirement on Saturday. The local Boy Scout troops will assist us in properly retiring about 80 flags we have built up.

Don’t forget a lot of restaurants have food discounts for Vets today.


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Agent Orange Update

Please goto the Agent Orange TAB (under the WELCOME SHIPMATES TAB on this web site.

There’s news from Military.com about new illnesses. Another delay from the VA.



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2018 Reunion

OK folks the 2018 Reunion is less than a year away now. 

9/2018 in Music City (Nashville, TN).

I will post more details soon……

start saving your Peso’s 


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VP40 Web Site


Our web site is finally back up……

I will be posting a lot of info this week, I have some catching up to do.

Thanks for all who had tried to get on the site and notified me that it was down. It lets me know that some people actually check it..

Guy Fisk 

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Bill Bettis Celebration of Life

I have information on the celebration of Life for Bill Bettis.

here it is

The service will be on Sunday July 23rd, 2017 from 1-4 PM at the Cypress Naval Golf Club,

5660 Orangewood Ave, Cypress, CA 90630

An Italian Luncheon will be served in the Banquet Hall with a cash bar.

Please RSVP to: wimbrowdwyer@gmail.com.

This is Bill’s sister email address.

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Bill Bettis

I received this email last week from  Hal Peper <hpeper@gasanalyzers.com>

Subject: Wilbur 3pm   3/1/2017

Wilbur Bettis underwent major arterial surgery for 12 hrs.  two and a half weeks ago at UCLA.  He has remained in ICU since then. His sister Trish just sent me a message that he  passed away while holding her hand an hour ago. I will keep all of you informed as I learn more.        Hal

I am waiting to get an Obit for Bill and I will post it here.

Bill was a great person and I am sad to hear of his passing.


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