ANDERSON, JOHN E

1933 – 2022 John Edwin Anderson, 89, of Normal, IL, passed away November 1, 2022, in Normal, IL. Per John’s requests, cremation rites have been completed, and there will be no services. Immediate family will gather in early December. An informal open house is being planned for other family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting …

COLLUMS, JIMMIE

1937 – 2021 Jimmie Gene Collums, age 83, passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at NMMC in Tupleo. He was born on June 20, 1937 to Frank and Betty McGregor Collums. Gene was a 1955 graduate of Toccopola High School. He was a proud Navy Veteran, having served for 20 years. Gene was a member of the Highway 15 …

BOUSHEE, FRANK

1925 – 2022 Captain Frank Lawrence Boushee, USN (ret.), took his last catapult shot on 05 July 2022 in Jacksonville, FL after a period of declining health. He was 97 years old. Frank was born 02 January 1925 to Clelia Blanton Martin and Franklin Boushee at Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C. He spent his first five years on an 86-acre chicken …

O’DONNELL, JOHN

1948 – 2022 JOHN KENNETH O’DONNELL,74, passed away peacefully at home on September 6, 2022 surrounded by his loving wife, Delia and daughter, Colleen Elizabeth. John was born in Evanston, Illinois to his parents John and Marie O’Donnell (nee Gawler) on August 13,1948. The family returned to NJ where John lived his entire life. John graduated from St Philomena grammar …

SURAWSKI, JOSEPH

1946 – 2022 Joseph Surawski, age 75, of Lynn, died Saturday at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers after a lengthy battle with COPD. He was the beloved husband of Anne (Ringer) Surawski, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Lawrence, he was the son of the late Boleslaw and Helen (Bialek) Surawski. He was raised …

FONDREN, HERBERT

1929 – 2022 Corpus Christi, Texas – Herbert Ray Fondren was joyfully embraced by his Lord in Heaven on March 5, 2022 after being a faithful servant in the kingdom of God for a lifetime. Herbert, a life-long resident of Corpus Christi, was born December 2, 1929, as one of four children to Walter S. and Evy Fondren. He worked …

INCIONG, RODNEY

1941 – 2022 Rodney Kaipo Inciong of Kula, Maui passed peacefully on March 9, 2022 while at home under hospice care, with his family by his side. A quote by Wm. Wordsworth says “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless, unencumbered acts of kindness and of love.” Rodney shared his aloha to many near and …

BLICKLE, FREDERICK E JR

1946 – 2022 Frederick E. Blickle, Jr., son of the late Frederick E. Blickle, Sr. and Marion Bronson Blickle, was born August 17, 1946 in Racine, Wisconsin. He departed this life March 18, 2022 in Calico Rock, Arkansas at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 1 day. He proudly served in the United States Navy on the USS …

Five Things to Know When You Donate to USS Yorktown Association

These things are important to know when you give to the USS Yorktown (CV-10) Association: We are a 501(c)(19). As a veterans non-profit, all donations made to us are 100% tax deductible. Simply keep your receipt for your taxes. We are the veterans who served on the USS Yorktown and their families – and we’re proud of it! Let’s just …

PUTNAM, THOMAS MILTON

1935 – 2022 Thomas Milton Putnam of Candler, North Carolina passed away on November 15, 2022. He was 87 years old. Thomas was born April 5, 1935 and served on the USS Yorktown (CV-10) in 1958 as a Photographer’s Mate. He had graduated from the Naval School of Photography. After the Navy, he continued as a photographer. He was a …

WOOD, WAYNE

1931-2022 Wayne Wood, 91, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at his home. He was born May 24, 1931 to the late General Allen Wood and the late Alice Thornton Wood. He was a member of Fulton Free Will Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon since 1957. He entered into the U.S. Navy in 1950 and served on …

BRADLEY, B.T.

1935 – 2022 Britton Ten Eyck Bradley went home to be with our lord and savior on October, the 24th 2022. He was the oldest of three boys, born in Duluth, Minnesota November, 1935. He Graduated high school in 1954. He served in the Navy on the USS Yorktown from 1954 to 1958. He attended Dunwoody Industrial Institute in Minneapolis …

Veterans Day Weekend at Patriots Point

November 11 – 13, 2022 Celebrate veterans this Veterans Day weekend aboard the USS Yorktown! Patriots Point will offer free admission to Veterans and active duty military from November 11 – 13. Admission to the museum includes access to the warships USS Yorktown and USS Laffey, and the three-acre Vietnam War Experience. In addition to offering free admission to veterans, …

JONES, FAYE

Lifetime Legacy member, Faye Alliston Jones (nee Evans), passed away on September 18, 2022, at Hospice of Hamilton. She was the widow of World War II Yorktown veteran Millard B. Jones. She was laid to rest in Pineville Memorial Cemetery, Pineville, Kentucky. Faye was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Ross. She is survived by her two …

DEVLIN, JANICE

1950 – 2022 Lifetime Legacy member, Janice “Jan” L. Devlin, age 72 of Greencastle, PA, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022, at Well Span York Hospital. Born April 13, 1950, in Johnstown, PA, she was the daughter of Dorothy Brougher Loughner and the late Kenneth Loughner (WWII veteran of the USS Yorktown). Mrs. Devlin had earned her associates degree …

247th Navy Birthday Celebration on USS Yorktown

US Navy personnel all over the world will mark the 247th birthday of the US Navy at 9:00 am (wherever they are). They will ring a bell nine times – 8 to signal the end of the watch and the 9th to represent the start of a new watch. The “watches” in this case are the past and present years …

STEIN, DAVID W

1948 – 2022 David W. Stein, Sr., 74, of Pendleton passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 29, 2022 after courageously battling a serious illness. He is survived by his devoted wife of 50 plus years, Barbara “Red” (Highlands), his much adored children Jennifer (Craig) Beiter, David Jr. (Jill), his cherished grandchildren Joshua, Anna, Mara, Luke, and …

A Special Guest

Time stands still when a World War II veteran steps onto the decks of the Fighting Lady.  We were blessed, today, to take Bryce Thornton of the Army’s 104th Infantry Division on a special tour of the ship. As it happens, Pat Waters (grandson of General Patton) was here for a meeting and able to speak to him as well. Mr. …

USS Yorktown to be Permanent Structure

The US Coast Guard this month has requested that Patriots Point Development Authority register the USS Yorktown as a Permanently Moored Vessel. This certification will mean that the Coast Guard would not need to inspect the Yorktown, since it was removed from navigation years ago. Of course, it has been common knowledge that the Yorktown is permanently moored, but the …

Remediation Plans on USS Yorktown

On Monday, July 11th, SC Governor Henry McMaster announced his intention for “a complete remediation and removal of hazardous materials from the hull of the USS Yorktown, including hundreds of thousands of gallons of old petroleum, polluted ballast waters, and polychlorinated biphenyl compounds, or PCBs that were not removed from the ship’s 428 vessel tanks and compartments by the Navy.” …

Phil Elsner – Star Group Member

The best part of our Association Member group so far has been getting to see everyone interact and tell their stories. Since the group started, Phil Elsner has been such an enthusiastic and highly involved group member. Curious about his story, and what drives his love for the ship, we talked with him about his time in the Navy and …