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HPRA NEWSLETTERS   The APRIL 2021  Newsletter is out. The next one is
                                       scheduled for  JULY - 2021



"NOTES,  NOTICES and more..."

NOTE: Photos on this page (and others) may have links to a larger version and will open in a separate Tab/Window.


The 2021 reunion scheduled for June in Milwaukee has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic. We are moving it to June 8-11, 2022. All information from 2021 holds true for 2022. The hotel and tour venues have agreed to honor our contracts. The reunion information page has been updated to reflect the changes. Hotel reservations will open in January 2022.


IN MEMORIAM
Edward Saunderlin Jr. (EN3)
 
     Edward Saunderlin Jr. (50-54/EN3) passed away at the age of 88, at home on 3 March 2020 from natural causes. Edward (Clem) lived in Salem, NJ. He is survived by his wife Dalmah.
"Fair Winds and Following Seas"
"Thank you for your service!"



Hugh Purvis DD709 on the gun line - time frame 68-69 (2 views - select for larger)
Photos provided by Bud May, U.S. Army B-Battery, 6/32 Artillery Liaison Officer,
in general support of the 9th ROK infantry Division (White Horse) in Vietnam

Do you miss the reunions?? Hopefully we will be back on track in
June of 2022 in Milwaukee. Here is a montage of several years of photos...






"ONLY A SAILOR"
(Found on Facebook - author unknown)
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HE'S  ONLY  A  SAILOR  ON  THE  BOUNDLESS  DEEP,
UNDER  FOREIGN  SKIES  AND  TROPICAL  HEAT.
ONLY  A  SAILOR  ON  THE  ROLLING DEEP,
IN  SUMMER  RAIN  AND  WINTER  SLEET.
 
HE'S  ONLY  A  SAILOR  FOR  UNCLE  SAM,
FAR  FROM  HIS  HOME  AND  NATIVE  LAND.
HE'S  ONLY  A  SAILOR  SOME  FOLKS  SAY,
HE  CAN  MAKE  A  LIVING  NO  OTHER  WAY.
 
THEY  SAY,  "HE'S  A  SAILOR  OF  THEM  BEWARE,"
NO  MORE  OF  HIM  THAN  A  DOG  DO  THEY  CARE.
HE'S  ONLY  A  VAGABOND  WHO'S  NEVER  BEEN  BORN,
AND  IT'S  BECAUSE  HE  WEARS  A  NAVY  UNIFORM.
 
YOU  MAY  CALL  HIM  A  PAUPER  OR  A  GOVERNMENT  BUM,
BUT  REMEMBER  FOLKS  HE'S  THE  MAN  BEHIND  THE  GUN.
AND  WHEN  EVER  WAR  CLOUDS  ARISE  IN  THE PEACEFUL  SKY,
'TIS  HE  NOT  YOU  THAT  GOES  FORTH  TO  DIE.
 
'TIS  HE  THAT  STANDS  IN  HIS  SUIT  OF  BLUE,
TO  DEFEND  HIS  HOME  AND  YOU.
'TIS  HE  THAT  WALKS  THE  DECKS  OF  SHIPS,
'TIS  HE  THAT  WOULD  DIE  WITH  A  SMILE  ON  HIS  LIPS.
WHILE  YOU  ENJOY  THAT  WHICH  HE  HAS  DONE,
CAST  HIM  OFF  WITH  A  SNEER  AND  CALL  HIM  A  BUM.
 
IF  IT  WERE  NOT  FOR  HIM,  WHOM  YOU  DESPISE  AND  HATE,
FOREIGN  POWER  INVADING  WOULD  MAKE  YOUR  FATE.
THEN  YOU  WOULD  CRY  ALOUD  FOR  THE  BOYS  IN  BLUE,
BUT  IF  THERE  WERE  NONE  PRAY,  WHAT  WOULD  YOU  DO?
 
AND  A  SAILORS  WIFE  WHO  TRAVELS  THE  WHOLE  WORLD  OVER,
TO  BE  WITH  HER  MAN  ONE  DAY  OUT  OF  FOUR.
IS  SNUBBED  AND  SHIED  BY  THE  BEST  IN  EACH  TOWN,
WHEN  THEY  SO  NEED  A  SMILE  THEY  SEE  ONLY  A  FROWN.
 
THEY  REFUSE  TO  BELIEVE  THAT  SHE  IS  TRUE,
TO  HER  MAN,  HER  COUNTRY,  THE  RED,  WHITE  AND  BLUE.
THE  APARTMENT  HOUSE  LANDLORD  SAYS,  "NO  NAVY  ALLOWED,"
AN  INSULT  TO  HER  HUSBAND  OF  WHOM  SHE  IS  PROUD.
 
THEN  REMEMBER  WE  TO OUR  FLAG  ARE  TRUE,
SO  PLEASE  TRY  TO  GIVE  THEM  THAT  WHICH  IS  DUE.
FOR  BEFORE  THEY  ENLISTED  TO  WEAR  THE  SUIT  OF  BLUE,
THEY  WERE  CIVILIANS  THE  SAME  AS  YOU!


SCAM and FRAUD ARTICALS
"VETERANS IN THEIR CROSSHAIRS"
Reprinted from an Article by the USVCP

    If you currently receive VA pension payments or if you are thinking about applying for Veterans Pension, Survivors Pension, or Aid and Attendance (A&A) and housebound benefits, you could be the target of a scam known as pension poaching. Don’t let scammers take advantage of you. Read on to see how you can protect the benefits you have earned.

    Every year, VA distributes a billion dollars in pension payments to help low-income veterans who served in wartime and their families through financial challenges. Pension poaching is a financial scam that targets Veterans, survivors and family members who may be eligible for these benefits. The most popular type of pension poaching occurs when dishonest people falsely qualify veterans and survivors for VA pension benefits. These individuals may be attorneys, financial planners or benefits advisers.

Veterans should be on the lookout for people or organizations who:   
  • Tell you to move your money around to qualify for VA pension payment
  • Claim that pension benefits can be deposited into a caregiver’s account.
  • Charge you money for assisting with a VA pension claim.
  • Take your credit card information over the phone.
  • Charge you money upfront to represent your claim with VA.
    Most poaching scams target veterans and family members who do not qualify for VA pension benefits. If VA approves your pension benefits and later determines that eligibility did not exist, you may be required to repay the benefits to the government. Check this link "USVCP SCAMS" for more information.

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