~ December 27, 2005 ~

Have any news about members of the USS Idaho Crew? I have recently received news of some of the USS Idaho crew who are in need of our prayers. If you have any news or information that you would like to be posted on the USS Idaho Memorial webstie, please send me an email to daveroye@hotmail.com.

* Dave Graham - I just got off the phone with Margaret Graham, wife of Dave Graham and president of the USS Idaho Association, and it is great sadness for me to hear that Dave passed away this past October. Our prayers go out to Mrs. Graham and their family at this time of loss.

There will be a last USS Idaho Reunion in Nashville, TN on July 30 to Aug 06, 2006. If you would like to join the USS Idaho Association to receive the newsletter coming out Jan 15 with valuable information regarding members and reunion plans, you may join by sending $10 to:

USS Idaho Association Membership
c/o Margret Graham
PO Box 711247
San Diego, CA 92171

The American Battleship Association (ABA) will also have a reunion in San Antonio, TX on March 29-31, 2006 at the Oak Hill Medical Center. There will be field trip to Fredricksburg to present a memorial plaque to the National Museum of the Pacific War.

* Don & Betty Seger (12.24.05) - I got a special phone call on Christmas Eve from my good friend Don Seger. Betty is doing better but is still recovering from her stroke. As Don explains it, she takes two steps forward and one step back. Don will also be undergoing eye surgery in January for cataract removal. Don, you and Betty are always in our prayers.

* Albert M. Balgo (12.26.05) - I got an email from Albert's son today. Albert is quite ill and made it through the Christmas holiday, but is getting weaker. My father knew Albert and like the rest of the crew, Albert is very proud to have served on the USS Idaho. Your prayers are appreciated and cards and letters may be sent to:

Albert & Delores Balgo
RD#4 Box 146-A
Moundsville, WV 26041


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