Happy 87th Birthday to Don "Pops"
Seger. Don is one of the influences of the founding
of this website and one of the most uplifting
personalities I know.
just got off the phone with Don to wish him
"Happy Birthday" and even after through
all of the medical ordeals that he and his wife
have gone through the past few years, his voice
is like a song to me as he remembers so many
details of days on the USS Idaho.
Don is still so in-love with his 'child bride',
He told me it was in Guam during during on of
the last South Pacific war campaigns that he
prayed to God, "Just get me out of this
and lead me to a 'nice' girl" ... OK, thanks."
told me how he met her 8 months after getting
off the USS Idaho at a wedding reception, when
it was his duty to pour water in the coffee
pot and poured water all over himself when he
first laid eyes on "the most beautiful
thing I ever saw", as he quotes.
He said his heart about 'pitter-pattered itself
right out of his chest! Don also let me know
of a short book that is being published of the
experiences he and Betty have gone through in
most recent years and has promised to send to
me to be able to share with the USS Idaho 'family'.
Birthday, Don ... you and Betty are in our thoughts
and prayers daily ...
Thank you for all you have done to get this
website up and running.