Ted Waypa (66-69), Chief Chambers was my CPO for most of my time aboard. Somehow he tracked me down after more than 30 yrs and it was great to reconnect with him and meet again at the first reunion. It's been fantastic to reconnect with old shipmates and meet many more new ones. After the Seattle reunion in 2013, I was glad when asked to take over the ship store when Bill Christensen stepped down. I greatly appreciate all the time and effort put in by our association staff, esp Ron Zorn, and felt this was a little way I could help out. I've been to all the reunions but the Jacksonville one in 2007 due to a wedding, not mine!, and loved every one of them. Well done Herm, I'm proud to have served with you.