Navy Musicians Association

Final Concert

The bonds between shipmates do not break under stress or rust with time, for they are strong, forged in the fire of sacrifice, shaped by service, purified by salt air and polished with laughter.

Neither time nor distance weakens the bonds between shipmates; these bonds reach across oceans, reach across years and, eventually, reach to that place beyond the seas where the storm is stilled and all is peace.

---- 2017 ----

MUCS Norman LaPell, USN (Ret.)

Kenneth D. Schwartz

MU2 Craig Alan Weller, USN (Ret.)

LCDR John Denton Fluck, USN (Ret.)


Philip Dennis Heim

MUCS Gordon Taylor, USN (Ret.)

---- 2016 ----

MUCM Peggy Blair, USN (Ret.)

CDR Allen E. Beck, USN (Ret.)

Connie Rex Younger

William Guy Case


MUC Ralph Leo Aurillo, USN (Ret.)


MUC Roy Earl Romig, USN (Ret.)

James H. Snyder

Edward D. Henson

MUC Joseph M. McCuen, USN (Ret.)

MU 1 Henry G. Howard, USN (Ret.)

LT George F. Vipavetz, USN (Ret.)


MUCM Daniel W. Richardson, Jr., USN (Ret.)

 Russell Carfagno 

Bill Wissman

MUCM George R. Walker, USN (Ret.)

Milo Wood

MUC Juan Villalpando, USN (Ret.)

Chester Zientek

LCDR Mark Hammond, USN (Ret.)

---- 2015 ----

MUCM John B. Gattuso, USN (Ret.)

Harry G. Bardo

CWO4 Sam Kirschner, USN (Ret.)

MUC Eduardo Buan, USN (Ret.)

MUC Dennis Benjamin Davis, USN (Ret.)

LT Leo H. Leary III, USN (Ret.)

MUC Conrad J. Landry, USN (Ret.)

Garwood, James H.

MUC Patsy James DeGregorio, USN (Ret.)

James E. Newton

John B. Barnes

Buddy Verdi

MU1 Dell Soto Moutray, USN (Ret.)

MUC Leo J. Homzuk, Jr., USN (Ret.)

MUC Louis L. Lanyi, USN (Ret.)

Clark Terry

Ernest R. Harrington

MUCM James Prior Hobbs, USN (Ret.)

MU1 David W. Dodge, USN (Ret.)

---- 2014 ----
Ira M. Porter

MUCM Ralph F. Gambone, USN (Ret.)

Duane W. Woolworth

MU1 Ron McGranahan, USN (Ret.)

CWO4 John R. Geary, USN (Ret.)

MUCS George W. Palmer Jr., USN (Ret.)

MU2 Steven Antone Garcia, USN (Ret.)

Carroll Bailey

MUC Robert James Balch, USN (Ret.)

Wilton H. Syckes, Sr.

William C. Berger

Jimmie Ressell

Kyle Dameron

---- 2013 ----

Charles L. Steele

Jerry E. Ash

Malcolm P. Smith

Ambrose Charles O'Donnell, Jr.

LCDR Ronald Van Hoose, USN (Ret.)

Ricky Alvin Lindroos

MUCM  James L. McConnell, USN (Ret.)

Frank W. Bostick

MUCM Ricky M. Fowler, USN (Ret.)

William E. Gibson

MUC Jim Savage, USN (Ret.)

Robert H. Wohlert

Gerry Genuario

 Floyd E. Weil, Jr.

Paul J. Widitz

Lyle D. Kossman

MUC Robert H. Streitfield, USN (Ret.)

MU1 Sammy Lee Netherland, USN (Ret.)

MUC Scott W.Butler, USN (Ret.)

Grady Oder

Byron R. Foucht

Paul M. Brennan

---- 2012 ----

MU1 Kenneth Raymond Fennell, USN

Norman N. Smith

Robert M. Henry

Carl Grove

Robert J. DeSavage

MU1 Roy S. Grundstrom, USN (Ret.)

MUC Ben Singleton, USN (Ret.)

John C. McDivitt

Clarence James Ogilvie

James L. Avery

MUC John May, USN (Ret.)

Ronald M. Bennett

MUC Thomas Dexter Parkhurst, USN (Ret.)

MUCS William Mark, USN (Ret.)

Donald E. Borenstein

Renick E. Ross

Joseph C. Scharbo

Mack Stone

----- 2011 -----

CWO4 Kenneth Arthur Lowe

CDR Philip H. Field, USN (Ret.)

CDR Donald Stauffer, USN (Ret.)

MUC Gordon Beckwith, USN (Ret.)

MUCS Apolinario Custodio "Paul" Asercion, USN (Ret.)

MUCM Harold "Clem" Skinner, USN (Ret.)

Gallagher, Joseph F.

MUC Charles Warren Kellerhouse, USN (Ret.)

MUC Tony Mazzone, USN (Ret.)

Thomas L. Mentzer

James Avery

John Pfeifer

MUCS Douglas Bowdoin Deane, Jr., USN (Ret.)

Steve Dimond

Albert Hallenbeck

Joseph W. Atherley

Bruce Burrell

Arnie Carruthers

Robert E. Blankenburg

----- 2010 -----

MUCS Michael P. Holden, USN (Ret.)

Ron Gooden

MUC Otto Schauble, USN (Ret.)

MUCM Larry M. Brown, USN (Ret.)

Jerry Vaughan

Joseph H. Kreucher

Gordon P. Bennett

MAJ Herb Day, USMC (Ret.)

Dean Kreek

----- 2009 -----

LCDR Anthony A. Mitchell, USN (Ret.)

MUCS Thomas G. Hornbeck, USN

Perry Lipkin

Ainello "Al" Pepe

Bob Holtz

Dwight Cannon

LT Andrew G. Szlaga, USN (Ret.)

CWO4 Frank G. Forgione, Sr., USN (Ret.)

MUCM Philip N. Austin, USN (Ret.)

Roland H. Dill

MUC Anthony Giaimo USN (Ret.)

MU1 James Boyd Grafmyer, USN

Jack Estlinbaum

MUCM Leamond L. "Noonie" Wilson, USN (Ret.)

Jerome S. Zadera, Sr.

MU2 Perry D. Hopkins, USN (Ret.)

MUCS Michael R. Masciola, USN (Ret.)

MU1 Harvey Otis Lloyd, USN (Ret.)

----- 2008 -----

Thomas Fredrick Jackson

CWO4 Eugene H. "Dutch" Albert, USN (Ret.)

MUCS Phillip L. Streit, USN (Ret.)

MUC Mike Huskey, USN (Ret.)

James O. Exley

Robert ("Bob") Buschmann

Joseph Semonich

James D. ("Blackie") Blackford

MUC James F. Mall, USN (Ret.)

John Lerma

LCDR C. C. Owens, USN (Ret.)

Abraham Ignacio, USA (Ret.)

MUC Charles R. Shoults, USN (Ret.)

MUCM James D. Thumpston, USN (Ret.)

----- 2007 -----

MU1 Donald Fugate, USN (Ret.)

MU1 Joaquin ("Jack") Miranda, USN (Ret.)

Roderick E. ("Rod") Fout

MUCS John R. ("Rocky") Palombo Jr., USN (Ret.)

Harry Conroy

----- 2006 -----

Stephen J. Stroub

CWO4 H. E. (Gene) Huddleston, USN (Ret.)

MUCS David A. Blair, USN (Ret.)

Frederick S. Miller

Charles W. Roop

MUCM Alberto R. Asercion, USN (Ret.) 1936 - 2006

Warren A. Pettie

MUC James W Howard, Sr., USN (Ret.)

Vaun Roylance

LCDR Paul D. ("Dan") Clemens, USN (Ret.)

----- 2005 -----

MUCS Earl L. Benge, USN (Ret.)

MUC Richard S. Silva, USCG (ex USN) (Ret.)

MU1 Paul Burkhardt, USN (Ret.)

Harold Albaugh

MUC James Allen, USN (Ret.)

---- 2004 ----

William Harten, Jr.

A Sailor's Good-bye

We've done this before, we've drank the cup dry.
The one that was leaving, was a hell-of-a-guy.
O'er half of the globe we've sailed at sea,
We've drank to our health and immortality.

Your orders have come, your ship has set sail.
We shall meet again to fight the same gale.
The eighth sea has called , hoisted white sails of cloth,
Will a sailor-ship remembered single-up and shove-off?

The wind and the waves are now your home.
I'm all by myself to toast alone.
So now my friend, I bid you good-bye;
The one that has left, still a-hell-of-a-guy.

Michael P. Holden
MUCS, USN (Ret.)

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