message is directed to the Radar gang, OI Div aboard the Benjamin Stoddert 65-68….I found only 4 of you so far.
One of your shipmates, Tom Yeager (RD-3) was involved in
a motorcycle accident and received major injuries about a month ago. He has had a difficult recovery, just beginning to communicate
and is in danger of blood clots that could cause a stroke or worse. He has a very long way to go.
Tom and his wife had planned to attend the ship’s reunion in Hawaii this September.
I just received a call from her yesterday with the news and had to cancel.
This message is intended to let those who remember him to please keep him in prayer.
If you would like to communicate or send a card you can contact me and I will get it to the family.
The Benjamin Stoddert was a great ship with an awesome crew. Our annual ships reunion
is a good time to revisit old friendships and make new ones. I met Tom and his wife at one of our reunions in Jacksonville
and will miss them this year but hope to see them again next year in Nashville.
Call or email if you have any questions.
John Dishaw 65-68