May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! This is an important time
of year for families. There is more than one kind of family. There are
those with whom we are related, grand mothers and grand fathers, mothers and
fathers, sisters and brothers, and those cousins we rarely see. There is
also the Navy family to which all of those who served on USS England
belong. Enjoy these times. Soon we will be able to enjoy some good
This year some of our Navy brothers and sisters and their
families are in need. The attack on the USS Cole has hurt many. We can
help! Some of you have offered to make donations to keep the web site
and other efforts going. There are those who need your assistance much
more. The families and survivors of USS Cole need you now. Please
COLE Relief Fund Information
Those wishing to make donations can send their contribution to:
Corps Relief Society
801 North Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22203-1978
be sure to designate "For USS Cole" on the check.
Reunion - July 26-29, 2001 San Diego
As you know the dates for the reunion are
July 26,27,28 and 29 July, 2001and we will be in San Diego,
California! This is in stone! It is going to happen. Plan on it
now! It is still far enough off so that all the details are not yet
available. Knowing my own limitations, I brought in some assistance in
the from of the Military
Locator & Reunion Service. Many of you already have heard from
them. They have arranged for many reunions all over the country and ours
should be great! They will make all hotel, tour and banquet
arrangements. They will also handle all payments for those portions of
the reunion. Please plan on attending the event. You will need to
arrange for your transportation to San Diego (unless you are lucky enough to
be there already).
receive reunion information, you must have signed up as On
Line Crew. This will ensure that the Military
Locator & Reunion Service and the people here have
your address and other data so you can receive all the information about the
reunion and other events. If you or other shipmates cannot fill in the form,
send me the information at: Dennis
O'Brien, 254 Allegheny Way, Placentia, CA 92870 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
have found approximately 500 of our shipmates so far out of an estimated
4500 men who served on board USS England DLG/CG-22. If you look at
other cruiser web sites, you'll see that none of them have had this level of
success! England sailors are indeed the best and our lifelong bonds
continue. Advertisements for the Reunion are showing up in Sea
Classics and Shift Colors. We expect many more to be signing up!
at the reunion will include tours of the area attractions, possibly some
Navy related sites and a banquet. The Banquet will include a few speeches
and hundreds of sea tales to be sure. RADM (ret) Hugh Webster, the CO
of the ship from 1978 to 1980 is currently living in San Diego and has
agreed to speak and assist. CAPT (ret) Coenraad van der Schroeff has also
agreed to speak. CAPT van der Schroeff was the Commanding Officer of USS
England from 1988 to 1990 and was the last CO of USS
Wisconsin BB 64. As we get close to the reunion, we'll firm up
commitments from speakers and likely have more announcements.
most important thing for you to know is that this is going to be a great fun
event! You do not want to miss the first USS England DLG/CG-22 reunion.
Clell Neil Ammerman
we reassemble the officers and crew of USS England we will hear stories of
great success that will amaze us. We will celebrate these
together. We will also learn of sad events that have taken place
during the time we were out of touch. We will morn these together.
Last fall Capt. C. Neil Ammerman died at home in Camarillo,
California. He was 67 years old. He had had heart problems for
some time. You can read his obituary
here. The sad passing of one of ours.
on USS Sterett Museum
needs your help right NOW! The Military Heritage
foundation in Eureka, California is in the midst of negotiating for property
to berth Sterett so that she can become a museum and memorial. This hurdle
is a key turning point in the ability to acquire Sterett from the Navy.
letters of support of this project are needed NOW! A letter
stating that you support their efforts along with the reasons you feel
Sterett would make an ideal museum and memorial needs to be mailed
(not e-mailed) to them in Eureka. Feel free to recount any emotions or
memories you have of our ship and how they will be preserved on USS
Sterett. Tell them how you feel!
are negotiating with the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation
District for the dock space. It wouldn't hurt to send a copy (or a
separate letter) to them also, just to grease the skids. Your letters will
become part of the public record and may be used by the Military Heritage
Foundation for publicity purposes. Address letters to
the Military Heritage Foundation to::
P.O. Box 111
Fields Landing, CA 95537
the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation District:
Mr. David Hall
Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation District
Eureka, CA 95501
show the world that England Sailors are indeed a very special lot!
Please assist with the Sterett project by writing these two letters
ASAP! More information on the project can be found on the
Sterett CG-31 web site.
Jerry Brinegar thought you might be interested
in these new Vietnam Service decals that are available. They come in 4
by 6 size or 2 by 4 approximate. They can be ordered through me at:
Jerry Brinegar, 29A Main Street, Watkinsville, Georgia 30677...Checks
only. $6.00 for large decal and 4.00 for small ones. They look great
on Harleys, bumpers and windows.
Did you know that USS England was involved in the downing and search for a
UFO! Really, it is true . . . or not. From http://www.totse.com/en/fringe/abductees_contactees/ufo009.html.
Warships Shot Down UFO
Warships Shot Down UFO
U.S. warships patrolling Persian
gulf shot down a UFO during a battle with Saddam Hussein's troops
during Operation Desert Storm. Now a Top Secret mission to recover
the UFO debris is underway. The U.S. Navy downed a UFO on January 24,
1991, according to a classified report detailing allied cooperation
in the war to liberate Kuwait. It was detected by radar for nearly 30
seconds and was flying in an erratic manner. The order to down the
aircraft was given when it buzzed several American ships, including
the USS Wisconsin, USS England and USS O'Brien and two British
frigates, the HMS Battleaxe and HMS Jupiter. All vessels in the area
fired on the alien spacecraft, which was described by officers as a
chromium plated air-craft which emitted a high pitched piercing
sound unlike conventional jets. The UFO was most likely downed by a
tomahawk cruise missile, although every ship in the u.s. task force
deployed in the Persian gulf emptied its conventional armaments to
News of the alien involvement in
the Persian gulf war was first revealed when pentagon intelligence
reports of the U.S. armed forces performance were partially
disclosed in Washington. For security reasons, much of the sensitive
information is still classified top secret. Rumors of the UFO
incident were verified by London based reporter Anthony Edens, who
gained access to the joint American-British accounts of the UFO
incident, revealed in London.
The UFO skirmish is by far the
most pertinent military knowledge gained from the Persian Gulf War,
says Edens. The sophisticated military hardware of the United
Stateswas not only superior to Saddam Hussein's feared Republican
guard troops but also to the UFO.
The hunt for the UFO debris was
reportedly delayed until the memorial day weekend, when President
Bush issued an executive order to recover the downed spacecraft.
Intelligence analysts are relying on space satellite transmissions
of the Persian gulf to race the whereabouts of the UFO debris.
Respected UFOlogist Craig Shopley says if the UFO incident resulted
in the death of any aliens, the results could be devastating for all
“Alien spacecraft are probably
monitoring the earth to learn more about us”, he says. “I'm sure
that many Americans will disappear this summer, and will be abducted
by aliens who want to interrogate them about the