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Midway Live the Adventure, Honor the Legend Volume No. 41 • Spring 2015 Currents Midway Currents Honoring the Ultimate Sacrifice Story on page 5

Mac’s Story Needs a Headline By Mac McLaughlin, President and CEO Greetings from Throughout 2014, we paused to museum deliver our national pride to every the flight deck of celebrate our 10-year anniversary, and the visitor? How can Midway continue to be a Midway and welcome success Midway has experienced across the force for good in the community and ensure to a new and exciting board. However, while we were reflecting that San Diego remains the most patriotic year of building America’s Living Symbol on our success, we have also been busy city on the West coast of America? Bottom of Freedom in San Diego. 2014 was yet working on how we can continue this suc- line: How can we make a difference in another record year for attendance, our cess, as we continue to build Midway into a people’s lives when they come aboard? fifth in a row and our third straight year national landmark for freedom in the minds of entertaining and educating more than of future generations. We are working on detailed and 1 million guests….unprecedented in the comprehensive strategies that will address history of Historic Naval Ships. These are We began identifying central questions each of these questions, as well as other accomplishments all of us are extremely and issues that could become the drivers of issues that are certain to surface in the proud of, but numbers alone are not the our success for future generations and move months ahead. reason we are in this business. us toward achieving our vision of becoming While these milestones bolster our America’s Living Symbol of Freedom: Thank you all for getting us to this financial success, the truth is that we have point in our evolution. We look forward to an even higher calling now, and most How does our education program pass achieving our vision with all of you in our importantly in the future. along the civic responsibility DNA from future years. our Greatest Generation to our 2nd and 3rd grade visitors? How does our Midway Onward and upward… Mac Len Gray A few months ago Docent Len Gray partici- pated in the national Honor Flight program which enables World War II veterans to visit war memorials Washington, D.C. They typically receive standing ovations as they move through airports on their adventure. Regrettably, Len passed away a short time later. The Docent Corps added his name to the memorial wall outside its office, a heart- wrenching reminder of how quickly we are losing the Greatest Generation. — MIDWAY PARTNERS — 2

Jill’s Story Needs a Headline Onboard Midway Currents By Jill Hammons, Membership Director As we look for- Joyously, the staff in the Membership ward to 2015, I think it’s important to take Department grew by two little ones…..Ivy USSA Partnership............................................ 4 stock of the remarkable past year. Our numbers Tiongco had Son #2 and Brenda Figueroa had Pearl Harbor Remembered....................... 5 have never been so Son #1. (Don’t drink the water up here...) high! Thank you for being Membership Ambassadors by telling To wrap up, I asked my team to write to, Kids Corner......................................................... 7 your friends and neighbors and colleagues YOU, our cherished Midway Members, a few about Our Family. Yahoooo! Your USS Midway Membership Depart- words about 2014 and looking ahead to 2015. Behind the Scenes............................................ 8 ment has been a part of some marvelous and From Ivy Tiongco: I look forward to memorable events and activities. We always aim to educate, entertain, and excite you so continuing our excellent, caring customer Midway Chapel’s Sailor........................... 11 much you can’t wait for the next adventure! service to our Members, visitors, and the com- I was moved to tears watching you gently touch names on the Vietnam War “Wall That munity. 2014 was the USS Midway Museum’s KVLA Partnership....................................... 14 Heals.” I saw you touch a single name, lightly 10th anniversary, and I’m so proud to be part tracing each letter, taking you back to an earlier time…perhaps to the face of a friend of the Midway staff family for the past 6 years Ship’s Crane...................................................... 17 whose life ended in Vietnam. You could hear a pin drop as the “Women and counting… in the Military” presenters told their tough-to- hear stories of sacrifice and prejudice being Brenda Figueroa: It’s a pleasure work- Development Corner.......................... 18-19 female in the Armed Forces. You applauded with pride when you learned of their accom- ing in the Membership Department. I enjoy Deliciousplishments and triumphs. working side-by-side with Ivy Tiongco, Karen Who could forget the, like, totally outta- Garst Russo, and Amanda Lopez. I am also sight Beatles performance at the fabulous “Steel Beach Party and Beer Brew Fest?” Or very grateful for my boss Jill Hammons who the way-cool costume contest, full of go-go boots, headbands, and hair spray? is understanding and just fab, and our CEO FOOD FOR THOUGHT Mac McLaughlin for making this workplace We saw you all clapping and singing along to the amazing Martin Luther King, Jr. fun and enjoyable. Special thanks to all you “When I lost my rifle, the Members for your support! FacebookCommunity Gospel Choir at the “Parade of From Amanda Lopez: 2014 has brought Lights.” Your families joined together to take photos while the kiddos told Santa what they me the greatest gift of all… being welcomed army charged me $85. That wished for. Thank you for making this your holiday family tradition! Flickrto the Membership team at the USS Midway Twitter We heard your long, appreciative applause Museum! It has been an amazing pleasure is why in the Navy the captain at the touching Medal of Honor presentation, being a part of such memorable events as our “A Hero Amongst Us,” when Col. Jay Vargas incredible first-ever Family Member event ”goes down with the ship. “Midsummer@Midway” and so much more! Slash Dotmesmerized us with his brutal stories of stun- Reuniting Midway Veterans who served DICK GREGORY ning hardship and bravery in combat. together onboard years ago, hearing historic We gained many new Members through accounts such as the Fall of Saigon from our our 10th Anniversary Campaign and brought back many of you who had left us for one MySpacevery own Vern Jumper, and being part of StumbleUpon reason or another. WELCOME HOME! the 10th anniversary celebration really just scratches the surface. Here’s to many more Midway Currents is a publication memories in 2015! of the USS Midway Museum’s Membership Department. © 2015 Personally, I pinch myself daily. As I walk Feedback is welcomed: out of the parking garage and gaze on our [email protected]. huge ship, ‘I get a bit emotional for I am so General museum information: (619) 544-9600 or very, very humbled and honored to serve as Mixx Delicious Skype Flickryour Membership director. I sincerely hope that you’ve been inspired and moved by your This issue’s photographers: David involvement with the USS Midway Museum Harper, Wes Westney, Sue Vaughton, in every way. Scott McGaugh I dearly hope that 2015 brings each one of you great happiness, health, and peace. With very fond regards, Jill 3

USAA Sponsors Midway’s “I Served” Program USAA and the USAA’s partnership with Midway also As a fully integrated financial services USS Midway Museum includes exclusive presenting sponsorship organization, USAA’s mission is to facilitate have joined forces to salute of selected “Live the Adventure” Member- the financial security of its members, associ- visitors who’ve served in ship events and joint title sponsorship of ates, and their families through provision the U.S. Armed Forces by providing each San Diego’s annual Veterans Day Parade. of a full range of with a special badge that can be worn highly competitive during their visit aboard the ship. In 1922, 25 Army officers founded financial products The “I Served” badge offers a very USAA to help each other when no one else and services. In simple message: “Thank You for your would. USAA has remained true to that so doing, USAA Service.” It provides other guests aboard mission of serving the military community seeks to be the the opportunity to express their apprecia- for more than 90 years and in 2014 was provider of tion for the sacrifices made by our men and named the nation’s top military-friendly choice for women in uniform when they see the badge. employer, according to Victory Media, the military publisher of G.I. Jobs Magazine. community. It took 10 years, but the USS Midway now has freeway signage on both sides of I-5 in the downtown San Diego area. Caltrans has specific eligibility requirements for non- profit organization signage, including a reliable one million visitors a year. Once we reached that level we submitted our application. We also worked with the City of San Diego for directional signage near the freeway exits. Both the City and Caltrans were very supportive of Midway once we met the eligibility requirements. The result? More than 100 mil- lion motorists a year on southbound and northbound I-5 will know exactly where to exit and how to find the USS Midway Museum! 4

Pearl Harbor Day Nearly 400 San Diegans attended Greatest Generation. the USS Midway Museum’s Pearl Harbor The guest speaker was the Commander Remembrance ceremony in what became one of the more memorable and publicized Dewayne Sanders, the commanding officer museum events in recent years. It also of the USS Pearl Harbor. Following his marked the start of Midway’s “Countdown persuasive comments, two Pearl Harbor to Peace” initiative. survivors presented a biodegradable wreath over the side of Midway. Working closely with the Spirit of ’45, the Pearl Harbor ceremony kicked At the same time, the Spirit of ’45 pro- off a campaign that will lead to a massive vided a flyover by a Cessna whose co-pilot community celebration on August 15, 2015 dropped 73 red, white, and blue carnations to commemorate the end of World War II. in honor of the 73rd anniversary of the Part of the countdown also included the attack on Pearl Harbor. opening of our Battle of Midway Theater on January 16, 2015 (see page XX). We also added a special feature this year. Midway made arrangements for three We were honored to have seven Pearl active-duty Navy Harbor survivors at our kickoff as our fea- sailors to re-enlist tured guests, including Raymond Chavez with Pearl Harbor who was no less than 102 years old! They survivors as their repeatedly received standing ovations as official witnesses! It local television stations and a video crew dramatically illus- from NBC Sunday Night Football recorded trated how Midway the proceedings. serves as a bridge between the Greatest The traditional two-bell ceremony Generation and their honoring local Pearl Harbor survivors successors who today defend America and who had passed away in the last year was our freedoms. especially moving. Nearly 20 names were read. To hear the haunting sound of a bell Then America had the opportunity to being rung twice, after every name, drove see the ceremony! A well-edited video clip home the point of how quickly we are los- was broadcast nationally that same night ing opportunities to shake the hand of the during the NBC Sunday Night Football game. It’s the most-watched show on television, reaching more than 20 million households, coast to coast. We will be sharing more details on our August 15 WWII event with our Members as they are finalized. 5

Bishop: Volunteers of the Year By Laurie Switzer, Director of Volunteer Programs The 2014 Volunteer of the Year celebra- developed a strong and vibrant knot-tying interactions with museum guests. He served tion was always a great success! Attendees team, in addition to serving as a Docent. on the USS Tarawa and the USS Princeton included volunteers, staff and their guests, The knot team produces a range of knot- as a gunner, going on to have a career as a who celebrated all that volunteers bring to ted items in the spirit of Navy fancywork. machinist and eventually a federal job as an Midway. Centerpieces, signage, the menu, These popular items are offered to museum International Trade Specialist. and entertainment gave a flavor of Mid- guests in exchange for a suggested donation way’s World Cruise. which provided overwhelming support of We are grateful to the efforts of all our student scholarships. volunteers who collectively donate more We reflected on the ports of call Mid- than 200,000 hours of service each year. way had visited on its first world cruise back Lifetime Achievement Awardees, each Volunteers DO make the Midway Magic. in 1955, when the ship itself was 10 years of them WWII veterans, were Ship Restora- old. Blue Ming Chinese Dancers performed tion volunteer Gail Polk and Docent Joe a dance that was thousands of years old. Neves. After serving on the USS Bunker Hula dancers accompanied a ukulele and Hill, Gail had a long career in mechanical Japanese Taiko drummers set the stage with work, including time with Tyce Engineering a dramatic kick off. and Rohr Industries. He lends his strong work ethic to our Engineering Department. Honorees included the 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Emory Bishop. Emory has Joe Neves is passionate about his daily USS Midway Museum’s Volunteers of the Month Joe Steinmetz Bernie Rubalcava Peter Kirn Air Wing Education and Outreach Docent October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 Joe’s expertise was a welcome addition to Bernie served in the Navy as an Aviation Peter Kirn is a retired captain and naval the fledgling restoration team, dating back to Structural Mechanic. He worked in the Los flight officer, flying F-4 Phantoms. He has 2001. His talents have been employed on ev- Angeles Unified School District for 35 years been a valuable asset to the Docent train- ery aircraft to date. Joe’s background includes as a teacher, counselor, and administrator. ing program as an instructor. He recently a career in the Navy, rising to Chief Petty Of- Whether he is working with 8th grade accepted the position of Docent Speaker’s ficer specializing in aircraft structural mechan- students or helping a 2nd grade student Bureau Manager and has trained and or- ics and hydraulics. His civilian experience complete a project, he always has a ganized a team of more than 40 speakers. includes the Naval Aviation Rework Facility wonderful demeanor and his bilingual In his first six months, presentations were and the aircraft maintenance hangar for the skills are invaluable. made to nearly 2,000 San Diego residents. U.S. Customs Department at North Island. 6

RODRIGUEZ Midway By the Numbers Attendance Record is Set Can you match the numbers with location or daily life aboard Midway? Throughout the weekend following Christmas visitors stormed Midway… (Sources: various Midway cruise books and newsletters, 1945-1991) from as far away as Lincoln, Nebraska and Linyi, China. Literally by the 1. 13,500 A. Tons of food consumed daily thousands as our Guest Services, Safety, 2. 500 B. Light fixtures on Midway Docents, Volunteers, Engineering, and 3. 3.5 C. Meals served daily others braced for their arrival. 4. 196,000 D. Ship’s draught under the water (feet) 5. 240,000 E. Number of boilers aboard By the time the sun set on December 6. 33-35 F. Potatoes consumed daily (lbs) 28, 2014, the USS Midway Museum set 7. 17,000 G. Pies baked when on the day’s menu a two-day attendance record of 15,623 8. 4,752 H. Freshwater produced daily (gallons) guests. The day before, a one-day record 9. 10,500 I. Total horsepower of 8,122 guests also was established. 10. 10 J. Flight deck thickness (inches) 11. 12 K. Laundry washed per hour (lbs) On both days busloads of Chinese 12. 30,000 L. Total number of telephones aboard groups streamed onto the pier. At mid- 13. 212,000 M. Total number cups of coffee brewed at one time afternoon the line at the ticket booth 14. 1,500 N. Chicken storage capacity (lbs) remained long. And we saw a lot of 15. 3,000 O. Pieces welded together to make the flight deck in 1945 University of Nebraska football jerseys, as the Cornhuskers were in town to play Answer key on page 12 the University of Southern California in the Holiday Bowl. Clearly Midway’s reputation is growing, far and wide! 7

Midway Among Our Future Growth the Most Popular What will the makeup of the USS While the Chinese share of Midway Millions write reviews of their travel Midway Museum’s visitors look like in the visitors remains relatively small, it is experiences on It’s the future? One aspect is almost certain: it will increasing exponentially. Scott reported “go-to” source for pre-vacation research have a significant international flavor. In fact, that the Chinese are fascinated by the and worldwide traveler feedback. we are already seeing it on a daily business. American culture, our history, and our mili- tary. Virtually none have visited an aircraft Do you wonder where Midway Did you know that Mandarin is the carrier, but many have seen the movie, TOP ranks among their reviews? Maybe near most commonly spoken non-English lan- GUN, and many recognize San Diego as a the top in San Diego? Highly ranked in guage on Midway and that tour maps in Navy town. Southern California? You’re not even Chinese are used twice as often as those in close! Spanish? We also offer our audio tour and Those factors, coupled with Midway’s maps in French, German and Japanese. proximity to shopping, SeaWorld, and the The USS Midway Museum is San Diego Zoo, makes us very desirable for ranked 7th. Not just in San Diego, but But it’s China’s tourists that have group tours that start in Los Angeles and in the entire United States! And not just grabbed the world’s attention. Just how travel to San Diego and Las Vegas. among ship museums, but 7th among all big is China’s emerging middle class with museums in the entire country! disposal income? The United States has In fact, it was surprising how many less than 10 cities of more than one million Chinese tour operators were already aware 7th Among All Museums residents. China has more than 120 cities of Midway. While on the sales mission, in the Entire Country! of more than one million residents. Even Scott was interviewed by the China Travel more promising, the Chinese government Channel and we recently hosted several That’s right! Based on reviews, we recently extended the expiration of tourist leading Chinese travel writers who were now stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the visas from five to 10 years. visiting San Diego. Two days later we Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty Cen- hosted an Indonesian blogger who posted ter in Los Angeles, and the Metropolitan In fact, marketing director Scott an article for his 540,000 followers! Museum of Art in New York City. McGaugh recently spent two weeks in We’re just a tick behind the Smithson- Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei, making It all points to an increasing share of ian National Air and Space Museum in presentations at the home offices of major international visitors. And speaking of that, Washington, D.C. That’s a remarkable tour companies that are sending groups to what country will become the next big source achievement in only 10 years! the West Coast. Ten companies asked for of visitors to the U.S.? Hint: it also has a large the paperwork to immediately begin selling population and an emerging middle class If you haven’t done so lately, take Midway tickets and to include Midway on with disposal income. Think about it, and a look at Midway on their group-tour itineraries. then turn to page 12 for the answer! Almost every day people from around the world are posting remarkably posi- tive reviews. Our percentage of “Excel- lents” and “Goods” is off the chart! It’s a real tribute to the unique blend of staff and volunteers into a single crew that delivers the message of inspiration, duty, dedication, and freedom every day to our visitors. 8

Behind the Scenes Midway Sailor Reunion We’ve reported in the past on Mid- • Enhancement of the museum security system way’s ever-increasing attendance, one that • Construction of new stairs for staff Here they come again! On April reached 1.2 million visitors in 2014. We • Renovation of staff offices 23-25, 2015, Midway Veterans from across have noted the 700 military and private • Expansion of the ship’s air conditioning the country will converge on San Diego for ceremonies and events that take place a ship-wide reunion hosted by the USS every year. Midway has been open all but systems for new program spaces, staff Midway Veterans Association (MVA). Thanksgiving and Christmas Days each offices and training room year. (As of February 1, we’ve been closed • Sprinkler and fire alarm systems expansion The keynote speaker and honored only 22 days and open nearly 3,900 days • Exhaust vent repair/replacement guest will be Captain Larry Ernst (Ret.), since we debuted in 2004!) • Refurbish flight deck and hangar deck Midway’s 40th and last commanding restrooms officer (1991-1992). He decommis- Yet despite this relentless pace, our • Upgrade staff two-way radio system sioned the ship and presided over its Engineering Department (including staff, vol- • Conduct underwater hull cleaning, final decommissioning ceremony in San unteers, and supervised contractors) routinely repairs and preservation Diego on April 11, 1992. takes on and completes major repair, renova- tion, and construction projects, enabling the This list, not including the array of The theme of the reunion will be museum to continually expand and become smaller projects bound to develop, totals “Honoring Our Legacy,” inspired by the even more engaging. nearly $1.5 million. That is fairly typical of famous WWII Battle of Midway that is the amount the museum invests every year the USS Midway’s namesake. Here’s an insider’s look at in “back of the house” infrastructure and what’s on tap for 2015: expansion. That’s possible only through the Activities planned (not finalized • Significant expansion of the overnight financial success of Midway, combined with yet and subject to change) include: (1) a program facilities to meet demand, made the ongoing support of its volunteers, donors, “Meet and Greet” reception hosted by possible by a $1.5 million grant from sponsors, and nearly 14,000 Members. the museum’s leadership team; (2) a tour Cox Enterprises of an active-duty USN ship; (3) the tra- • Conversion of a large compartment into While much was accomplished in ditional Grand Banquet Saturday night a flight simulator program, featuring our first 10 years, far more remains to be featuring guest speaker Larry Ernst, simulators for use by youth programs and achieved in the years ahead. Thanks to our Midway’s last C.O. Plus, many of the private events, made possible by a grant Engineering Department, we’re confident veterans plan to stay over the day fol- from Southwest Airlines the job will get done…not just the Navy lowing the reunion to participate in the • Repair ship mooring platform way, or the right way, but “Mid-way!” museum’s “Operation Frequent Wind” 40th anniversary celebration. The Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel will be the “homeport” for the former Midway crewmembers and their families and friends. You can reserve your room at the Wyndham and check out its amenities on the MVA’s website: The reunion contact is Jim Hayter at mailto: [email protected]. 9

70th Anniversary of Taffy Three started early on the morning of October 25, 1944 when routine U.S. air patrols spotted By Karl Zingheim, Ship’s Historian a large Japanese force of four battleships, eight cruisers, and 11 destroyers bearing Editor’s Note: Late last year more than 400 people down on the nearest American task force, attended the 70th anniversary of Taffy Three’s unique called “Taffy Three,” comprised of just six contribution in World War II. More than a dozen small escort carriers, three destroyers, and ships were involved and five were lost to kamikazes, four even smaller destroyer escorts. including the St. Lo that once held the Midway name. Midway’s ship historian Karl Zingheim puts this The Japanese force had already endured momentous event in perspective: damaging submarine and air attacks in the preceding days and was considered by In October 1944, the United States landed Army Admiral William Halsey of the Third Fleet forces on Leyte in the Philippines in a bid to liberate the to be retiring from the region. He decided archipelago from Japanese occupation. The Japanese naval command decided to make an to pursue another Japanese force well to the all-out attack to destroy the invasion and reverse the course of the war. north, leaving the way open to Leyte. Thus, The result was the Battle of Leyte Gulf, a collection of separate air and naval clashes, it suddenly fell to the light forces of Taffy including the Battle of Samar fought to the north of the Leyte beachheads. This action Three and two neighboring escort carrier units to fend off this powerful opponent 10 before it could reach the beachheads. In a desperate and furiously impro- vised battle, the small carriers sent aloft aircraft as fast as possible while towering shell geysers erupted around some of them. As the planes attacked, often making multiple dummy runs after their ordnance was expended to draw fire away from fresher aircraft, Taffy Three’s thin screen of destroyers likewise charged ahead with torpedo and gunfire attacks. After a melee lasting nearly three hours, with his ships scattered and reports coming in of the failure of other Japanese attacks, the Japanese commander opted to withdraw. He had sustained crippling damage to four of his cruisers in exchange for sinking the escort carrier Gambier Bay, destroyers Johnston and Hoel, and the destroyer escort Samuel B. Roberts. Just after the battle had ended and as her crew was securing from battle stations, the escort carrier St. Lo, formerly the USS Midway, was fatally struck by the first official kami- kaze attack of the war. For their heroic defense, the men of Taffy Three received the Presidential Unit Citation and the commander of the destroyer Johnston, Commander Ernest Evans, was awarded a posthumous Medal of Honor for his determined attacks in the face of overwhelming odds. Admiral Halsey’s decision to leave the route to Leyte

Dear Midway, Midway Chapel In 2004, Sheila Foley was living in Little Italy, San Diego when her roommate, Devin Sailor McCord, invited her to a fundraiser on the Midway hosted by the Burnham Foundation. Devin was helping out at the event, and she coaxed Sheila to come with the promise that Not too long ago, Safety officer there was a cute guy she wanted Sheila to meet. Vic Vydra took the family of a former Caleb McKinley had recently started working at Burnham Real Estate and so, Midway sailor on a private tour. Bernard of course, he was busy helping out that night too. Near the end of the evening Devin Wilbur had passed away and his family “ambushed” Caleb with an introduction to the lovely Sheila. He was interested in all of was anxious to see where he had served. the raffle tickets she had. Sheila was attracted to how Caleb stood out against the ship’s Vic was able to accommodate them. gun-metal grey backdrop. It was definitely love at first sight! They left, deeply grateful, and later They eventually became sweethearts, were engaged exactly one year later, on wrote Vic a heartfelt note of thanks. A September 17, 2005 and married November 18, 2006. few days later, a member of our crew Caleb and Sheila now live in Vista, Calif. with their two children (Lucy, 4 and James, was checking on the chapel exhibit. 2) and one on the way, due next Next to the altar he found this photo. month. They have gone back to On the back it read: “Bernard ‘Bud’ the USS Midway many times Wilbur (1935-2014), V-2 Division AD3. over the years. On September USS Midway CVA-41, 1954-55. Rest in 17, 2014 they made a special Peace. Pop loved his country, loved his trip aboard to celebrate Navy, and loved his ship. Most of all he the 10-year anniversary of loved his family.” The photo was taken meeting on the ship. For the in Yokosuka, Japan in 1955. After scan- McKinleys the Midway will ning the photo for this newsletter issue, always be a place of magic! we put the photo back near the ship’s Sheila McKinley altar. Midway Magic reaches far, wide, and back more than half a century! Mrs. Hodges (left) and Mrs. Tankersley (right) reside at the Kearny Mesa Convalescent Hospital. When their Activities Department planned an outing to the Midway last year, 11 they stopped by the library. Mrs. Hodges was looking for information about her son-in- law, and Mrs. Tankersley was looking for information about her son. Both men served aboard the ship, and we found them both in our records! The library staff is working diligently to develop a comprehensive data base of all those who served aboard Midway.

Midway By the Inspiring Numbers Answer Key Future Generations (From page 7) We always look of the Free” next to a hand-drawn heart. forward to marching Inside, it read, “Dear Veteran, Thank you 1-C; 2-G; 3-J; 4-O; 5-H; 6-D; 7-N; 8-K; our Midway balloon for risking your life to keep our country 9-M; 10-A; 11-E; 12-B; 13-I; 14-L; 15-F. in the Veterans Day safe. You are a true hero and deserve to be Parade. We have no recognized for your acts of true kindness Tourism Answer shortage of volunteers who want to partici- and selflessness. pate. This year, Docent Chris Christlieb had a (From page 8) remarkable experience. God Bless, Abigail” While he was waiting to march with In fact, every Docent and CEO Mac Did Brazil come to mind? That’s the balloon a little girl walked up to him. McLaughlin received a card as well! It the country that international economic “Excuse me, sir. Are you a veteran?” Chris doesn’t get much better than that, as every research indicates will be the next major said “Yes.” She gave him a child-drawn card. recipient of this little girl’s gratitude was driver of foreign visitors to the U.S. If On the front it read, “America, Land touched by her thoughtfulness. that bears out, Midway will have to start Midway Magic rocks! thinking about adding Portuguese to its self-guided audio tour lineup! Where in the world is Midway? The next time you’re driving along the country road that connects the 500-resident towns of Lena and Spruce, Wisconsin, keep an eye out for the Midway Bar & Grill! Air wing volunteer Peter Olson stopped to take this photo for us. 12

This gorgeous photo was taken by Sue Vaughton who visited Midway from the United The Secret of Kingdom. She caught a sunset over Point Loma at just the right moment when it turned Our Success Midway’s hull a shimmering shade of gold. We don’t see that too often, but when we do it’s a remarkable reflection that stops everyone in their tracks! We’re often asked “What is the secret of Midway’s success?” It’s an easy answer: our volunteers! While our Docents interact most with our guests, the impact of more than 700 active volunteers can be felt in every corner of the USS Midway Museum. From the very beginning, our volunteers have driven our success, and now that we’ve concluded our 10th anniversary year, it’s a good time to reflect on just how much they have meant to Midway. Late last year library volunteer Phil Eakin compiled a report on total hours volunteered aboard Midway: YEAR HOURS 2005 93,983.0 2006 156,467.5 2007 145,941.5 2008 164,050.5 2009 177,680.5 2010 188,957.5 2011 204,259.0 2012 216,704.0 2013 226,932.5 Even without 2014’s total, this adds up to more than 1.5 million hours! That is an enormous employee-equivalent total. Not only have our volunteers saved the museum money, they have donated extraordinary experience and expertise over the past 10 years. It’s no wonder we’ve made so much progress in our first decade of operation! Hey, That’s Me! Not too long ago, one of our 14,000 Members, Virginia resident Tom Pettit, was walking across the hangar deck. He was flabbergasted when he spotted a photo of him, taken aboard the USS Midway, in 1960! The photo is used in a kiosk poster pro- moting Membership. It shows him getting out of his bunk as if he just woke up, with an exaggerated yawn on his face. The photo later appeared in that deployment’s cruise book. Was the photo staged after Tom had worked the overnight shift at sea? Was it real? He’s staying “mum” so we’ll let you decide! 13

KVLA TV Sponsors Midway’s Operation Frequent Wind Exhibit An Orange County Vietnamese televi- and bring awareness to our community note dropped by Major Bung Ly onto the sion station, KVLA, has agreed to a three- at large,” said Jenny Ngoc-Nu Do, KVLA flight deck is part of the exhibit). Upon year partnership with the USS Midway Television CEO. learning that the pilot’s wife and five chil- Museum to sponsor the onboard Operation dren were also aboard the plane, Captain Frequent Wind exhibit. Frequent Wind The Operation Frequent Wind exhibit Larry Chambers ordered the flight deck was the operational name of the mission commemorates the rescue of thousands cleared. Helicopters and other equipment to rescue U.S. personnel and Vietnamese of Vietnamese refugees who fled South were pushed off the flight deck into the sea, refugees from Saigon as North Vietnamese Vietnam in overloaded army helicopters and Major Ly successfully landed his plane forces took control of the city and toppled bound for U.S. Navy ships offshore. Forty- with little room to spare. the Republic of South Vietnam during the five Huey light helicopters and three large final days of April 1975. CH-47 troop-carrying helicopters made KVLA’s sponsorship of the exhibit will repeated trips from the U.S. Embassy to the bring increased awareness of this important “We consider this partnership a privi- USS Midway on April 30 offloading more moment in history for the Vietnamese lege and KVLA is proud to be the exclusive than 1,000 refugees. American community whose members have presenting sponsor of the Frequent Wind spread across the U.S. to become com- Operation exhibit because of its special As rainy conditions developed late munity leaders, successful business people, connection with the those Vietnamese in the day, a light observation plane and significant contributors to the cause of refugees forced to leave their homeland. approached the USS Midway. When over- freedom within their communities. Our mission is to honor the legacy of the head, the pilot dropped a note requesting USS Midway, Operation Frequent Wind, that the congested flight deck be cleared so that he could attempt a landing (the actual 14

Operation Frequent Wind & Healing USS Ranger to be Scrapped You won’t want to miss a very inspira- We are working with Vietnamese com- tional public event when the commemora- munities and the Midway Veterans Associa- A last-minute effort to save the USS tion of the 40th anniversary of Operation tion in planning a special event, tentatively Ranger aircraft carrier has failed. On Frequent Wind (the fall of Saigon in 1975) scheduled for 12 noon to 2 p.m. on April 26. December 22, 2014 the Navy announced is held on Midway’s flight deck on Sunday, that International Shipbreaking will April 26, 2015. But what will make this even more dismantle the Ranger later this year. The special is that Midway will also host a week- company paid the Navy one cent for The USS Midway played a key role in long exhibition of The Wall That Heals, a rights to the Ranger. what became the Navy’s largest humanitar- half-sized replica of the Vietnam memorial ian rescue mission to date when more than wall in Washington, D.C. ( For nearly a decade former Ranger 3,000 refugees came aboard in less than two “The Wall” will be on display on the bow crewmembers had sought to establish the days. When Midway held its first Frequent and features the names of more than 58,300 Ranger as a museum near Portland on Wind commemoration event in 2010, more men and women who gave their lives in the Columbia River. After that campaign than 6,000 attended, including hundreds of Vietnam. A mobile museum will be parked waned, in 2014 another group tried to former Vietnam refugees! on Navy Pier and we are investigating the create a home for the Ranger near the possible display of other Vietnam artifacts, USS Iowa in San Pedro (Los Angeles). never-before-seen in San Diego. “While there are many veterans We are planning to make the access with strong desires that the Navy not to the Wall free for the general public, 24 scrap the ship they served on, there were hours a day, April 25-30. Regular museum no states, municipalities or nonprofit admission will apply for the Operation organizations with a viable plan seeking Frequent Wind event on April 26. to save the ship,” said the Navy in its announcement. This promises to be a very special week aboard Midway. One that honors Commissioned in 1957, the Ranger the ultimate sacrifice made by so many is too large for the Panama Canal. It will Americans and one that salutes the final act take an estimated four months to tow of that war: an unprecedented humanitar- it from Bremerton, Washington around ian mission that gave hope to thousands of the tip of South America to Brownsville Vietnam refugees. for dismantling and recycling. Make a note on the family calendar In the early 1990s, Midway museum and we’ll see you aboard! organizers had targeted the Ranger as their ship of choice and envisioned a new pier in front of the County Administra- tion Building. But when Midway became available, they changed course. It took 12 years to raise the necessary funds and develop an operational and maintenance plan for the Midway that ultimately was approved by the Navy in 2003. Midway arrived in San Diego in early 2004 and opened six months later. 15

NOW SHOWING! The USS Midway Museum’s Battle of Midway Theater opened two weeks ago to rave reviews. Years in the making, enormous effort was devoted to the Voices of Midway film production, extraordi- nary exhibits and videos, as well as the meticulous restoration of a Wildcat fighter and Dauntless dive bomber. Here, Rick “Overspray” Hopkins touches up the edge of the Wildcat’s cockpit. A more complete story, with a list of donors, will appear in the May issue of Currents. A cinema and holographic experience. In the new Battle of Midway Theater! Experience the journey into the battle that turned the tide of World War II! We suggest you experience the Battle of Midway Theater & Exhibit early in your visit due to theater capacity limitations. 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 • (619) 544-9600 • 16

Boat & Aircraft Crane with current and/or historic pic. By Karl Zingheim, Ship’s Historian The large crane on Midway’s flight deck gear, and three large brass hand wheels to ment up to one morning recently, hoisting continues to be an indispensable resource. pivot the crane arm and to raise and lower a massive “balloon” filled with water off It is used to lift large equipment aboard for each of the crane’s hooks—one for aircraft Navy Pier? It was conducting a test of special events as well as equipment used and the other for cargo. Although located Midway’s crane. Every five years the crane in restoration and construction projects. It next to one another, the rated capacity for needs to be structurally and operationally also is more than one-half century old. each hook varies greatly, 60 tons for the tested. Meanwhile, the Navy continues to aircraft hook, and 10 tons for cargo. use B&A cranes for massive on-loading and After cruising halfway around the off-loading needs. world to join the Pacific Fleet in 1955, In addition to performing conventional the USS Midway entered the Puget Sound lifting tasks, the B & A crane also features Naval Shipyard for an upgrade that would a set of large pulleys, about halfway across truly bring it into the Jet Age. In addition to the arm, to assist in supporting rigs for steam catapults and an angled flight deck, underway replenishment operations, a fre- Midway also received a new, larger Boat quent task for deploying carriers. Although and Aircraft (B&A) crane. Midway required another extensive recon- struction in the late 1960s, the B&A crane This new crane was necessary because required no modifications. carrier aircraft were getting heavier and more expansive. Produced by the M. L. In 1979, the sweep of the crane’s arc Bayard Company, a leading precision was reduced to 180 degrees because of the machinery firm in Philadelphia, this B&A added housing structure for the SPS-48 air crane featured a 60-foot arm whose radius search radar at the back end of the island could sweep in a 270-degree arc, reaching superstructure. When the decommissioned to the center point of the newly built star- USS Midway was donated to the Museum board deck edge aircraft elevator. in 2003, surveys found the B & A crane was still serviceable. With frequent maintenance Driven by electro-hydraulic machinery inspections, it still performs its role as an which occupies two levels of compartments in-house conveyor of heavy and awkward below the flight deck, the B&A crane is loads between pier and ship. nevertheless operated by one individual on the flight deck. The operator’s station fea- Ship’s Crane Pic plus active-duty crane tures foot brakes to regulate the hydraulic (sent 1/5/15): joint caption pressure running the winches and rotating What was our Engineering Depart- We recently became one of the first muse- ums in the nation to display the recently retired EA-6B Prowler when it was brought aboard Midway in December after our air wing prepared it for display. The Prowler was an electronic warfare aircraft that used anti-radiation missiles to jam radar and communications facilities as well as attack radar sites. With a crew of four, the EA-6B was used in every major U.S. engagement from the Vietnam War to operations over Iraq and Afghanistan to disable air defenses for strike aircraft. 17

Development Corner Please remember the USS Midway Museum in your will or trust. The Midway Thanks Our 2014 Annual Fund Donors Donor Wall List Salutation Brickman Charitable Foundation DAR Rincon Del Diablo Karen Garst-Russo A.O. Reed & Co. Gerald & Jean Brittain Dr. Taher M. Daud Kathleen Garvey CDR & Mrs. Robert Abels, USN (Ret.) James A. Brown J.R. & Denyse Davis Mr. Fernand G. Gelinas David & Lee Abrams RADM & Mrs. Thomas Brown III, USN (Ret.) Stanley Davis, Jr. & Deborah Davis Thomas & Suzanne Georgi Karl Achterkirchen CDR Robert L. Brown, USN (Ret.) Edith Dawson James & Nancy Gibbs CAPT Alfred R. Ackley, USN (Ret.) Roger & Bonnie Brown Thomas & Marge Dean CDR & Mrs. Blair Gibson, USN (Ret.) Dr. & Mrs. John Ahlering James S. Brown Brian Dean LCDR Raymond Gillip, USN (Ret.) Laura J. Akahori Dennis Bryan In Memory of John DeBlanc CAPT & Mrs. Forrest Goetschius, USN (Ret.) Alan G. Lehman & Jane A. Lehman Daryl ‘Butch’ Bucciarelli & Diana Patrick Bradley DeBlanc Steve Goldberg Foundation LCDR Holbrook Bugbee, USN (Ret.) CAPT & Mrs. Michael DeCarlo, USNR (Ret.) CAPT and Mrs. Graham Gordon, USN (Ret.) RADM & Mrs. Donald Albright, Jr., USN (Ret.) John R. Bunn Theodore Delevoryas Charles & Fujiko Gordon Nancy R. Allen Stephen & Jean Burch Thomas & Lorain Demarino Dan & Noël Gosnell Alphatec Spine, Inc. John Burke CAPT & Mrs. Joseph ‘King’ Deutsch Thomas B. Grady Mr. Paul Alvarado Dennis & Sandy Burks CAPT & Mrs. Jimmy DiMatteo, USN (Ret.) David A. Graham American Water Charitable Association Malin & Roberta Burnham Bill and Wanda Dixon Angus & Gretchen Green Eugene & Berthamae Anderson The Burnham Foundation DJO Global Lawrence E. Grundy Vicki Anderson Lynn & Emelda Burrows William Dobbins, Jr. Glenn & Zona Grupe Murray Dale Andrews Michelle Bush CAPT Mo Peelle, USN (Ret.) & Sandra Dodge Carolyn Carothers and Paul Guercio Antenna Audio, Inc. John Callahan William & Carolyn Doherty RADM & Mrs. William Gureck, USN (Ret.) Christopher Anthony CAPT R. Bruce Campbell, USN (Ret.) CAPT & Mrs. John Donahue, USN (Ret.) Michael & Linda Hall Sam & Shereen Attisha Patricia Capritta Richard Dooley Ms. Sara M. Hanscom AVRP Studios Architects Edward & Jeanette Carr CAPT Dale M. Doorly, USN (Ret.) Daniel & Pamela Hapke BAE Systems CDR James W. Carroll, USN (Ret.) Paul & Joyce Dostart LtCol and Mrs. Jack Harkins, USMC (Ret.) MMCM & Mrs. Donald Barrett, USN (Ret.) Thomas Carroll David & Grace Douglas CAPT E. Thomas Hart, USN (Ret.) Anita Baumgardner Virginia ‘Ginny’ Carson Russell Downer & Becky Ivans-Downer Charles Haupt John Bax Steven & Lori Cartmill Dr. Seuss Foundation John & Sarah Hawkins Ms. Carol Beaudu CAPT & Mrs. Robert Cassidy, USN (Ret.) William & Barbara Driscoll Charles & Martha Hay Christopher Beck Brian & Denise Caster Dean & Barbara Dunphy ADM & Mrs. Thomas Hayward, USN (Ret.) Lemuel Becker RADM & Mrs. Lawrence Chambers, USN (Ret.) Michael Earley James Heatley Behind the Scenes Catering & Events Janet Chambers Patrick Earley Stuart Hedley Daniel D. Beintema CAPT Joe E. Chambliss, USN (Ret.) & Susan Steve Earley Herbert Heitzman Robert & Judy Bell Chambliss Spoto Thomas Earley CAPT Thomas Hejl, USN (Ret.) Roy & Diane Bell Champion Risk & Insurance Services, L.P. Charles Elmore John & Shelley Hendershot William Bennett Jerry Christensen Mr. and Mrs. Jerome K. Emmel, Sr. David & Nancy Herrington Vincent & Marilyn Benstead Janet Christopher CAPT & Mrs. Jack Ensch, USN (Ret.) Richard & Anne Hibbard Richard Berg Joe & Mary Ciokon Sandra M. Erbetta LtCol Roland Hintgen, USAF (Ret.) Barbara Berglund Donald & Nancy Clark Charles & Penelope Erickson Mr. and Mrs. Harold D. Hoig The Beyster Family Foundation Fund IV Robert Clark CAPT & Mrs. Larry Ernst, USN (Ret.) HMC Designing Futures Foundation Darcy & Robert Bingham Fund Ben & Nikki Clay Anne Evans Alexander Holeczy, Sr. Howard & Patricia Blair Elaine F. Cline Event Network, Inc. LCDR Norman J. Howerton, USN (Ret.) RADM Ronne Blue, USN (Ret.) & Linden Blue Coastal Community Foundation ExxonMobil Foundation Impact Communications Randy & Nancy Blue Coca-Cola Bottling Co. CAPT Alfred W. Fehling, USN (Ret.) Imperial Woodpecker, LLC The Boeing Company John Cochran & Sue Lasbury Edwin & Barbara Ferkingstad James Ingraham, Jr. & Margaret Ingraham William & JoAnn Bogle Maggie Coleman Anthony & Kristine Fillius Jack Iskin Ray & Bonnie Mae Bolding Michael & Patti Collins Edward & Rachael Finley Russell Downer & Becky Ivans-Downer CAPT Leland E. Bolt, USNR (Ret.) LtCol and Mrs. Ken Collyer, USMC (Ret.) The Fish Market The Jack in the Box Foundation CDR Thomas H. Bootes, Jr., USN (Ret.) LCDR & Mrs. Ken Corica, USN (Ret.) Craig Fisher CAPT Edward E. Jayne, CHC, USN (Ret.) Booz Allen Hamilton The Corky McMillin Companies Robert & Martha Fisk Gary & Connie Jeffers Donald & Rosa Boss Bernard Cosimano Francis & Patricia Ann Fleming Marian B. Jenkins RADM & Mrs. Roger Box, USN (Ret.) Michael W. Cousins CDR & Mrs. David L. Flohr, USNR (Ret.) CWO4 & Mrs. Virgil Jones, USN (Ret.) CAPT & Mrs. Allen Boyce, USN (Ret.) Kenneth Coveney & Adriane Kinnamon Robert Foote Susan Jordan Lauris L. Boyer William & Nordean Yates Frank Fornaca CDR & Mrs. Vern Jumper, USN (Ret.) Stuart Boykoff Mary Crawford Elton Frazier Christine Kadonsky James & Paula Boyle Gordon & Dona Crawford Tim & Mary Frederick Allan J. Kafka Michael Bracy & Ella Cox Bracy CDR & Mrs. Gunder Creager, USN (Ret.) William Freeman III & Kate Freeman Kaiser Permanente Jody & Jeff Bradley Edwin & Mary Ann Crow Maureen Freitas Hans Kammeyer James & Rena Bragdon Patrick & Ann Crowley John Frisk, Sr. & Irene Frisk George Kapral CAPT & Mrs. Joseph Brantuas, USN (Ret.) Cubic Corporation Caroline Futrell Richard & Carolyn Karpowicz The Honorable Irma Gonzalez & Robert Brewer CAPT Frank L. Culbertson, USN (Ret.) William & Joy Gage Richard & Judith Keith Robert Brewer MAJ & Mrs. Patrick Cushing John & Maureen Gallivan Richard & Kathleen Kelley 18

MCPO & Mrs. James Kelley, USN (Ret.) William J. Miller LCDR & Mrs. Thomas Robins, USN (Ret.) Telfer Oil Company Robert Kennelly, Jr. & Kathleen Kennelly Miller Environmental Michael & Rita Rodrigue Richard & Sharon Tennant Greg & Marc Kenton Mission Valley Community Foundation James Rogers, Jr. & Annabelle Rogers John & Cynthia Teply B. Douglas & Madelyn Kettering Richard & Joyce Mitchell George Roos CDR Richard L. Terrell, Jr., USN (Ret.) Dr. Robert Kilian & Kathleen Slayton RADM Riley D. Mixson, USN (Ret.) Patti Roscoe & Jim Tiffany David & Carol Ann Thibault Raynard King Rudy Montemayor, Jr. Fred & Rose COL & Mrs. Joseph Timmons, USAF (Ret.) George & Patti Kingston Tommy Moore III Earl & Sharon Rounds Howard & Leslie Toole Gary Kinsel Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Eleanor F. Ruane Charles & Camille Torgeson LCDR & Mrs. Joseph Kiraly, USN (Ret.) Gretchen & Kathryn Morrison CAPT and Mrs. Gilman E. Rud, USN (Ret.) Torrey Pines Bank CAPT & Mrs. John Kizer, SC, USN (Ret.) CAPT & Mrs. James Mosteller, USN (Ret.) David Rue Tour America, Inc. CAPT & Mrs. Robert L. Kline, USN (Ret.) Thomas & Karolyn Moyer Harold & Mary Russell Patricia Trauth John & Cindy Klinedinst Gerald ‘Jerry’ Muldoon Elmer Sadocchi CAPT Theodore W. Triebel, USN (Ret.) Ellen G. Kohls NAACP San Diego Branch Crispin Salazar, Jr. Frank Trousdale Richard & Barbara Krueger Virginia Napierskie Mr. and Mrs. Eric D. Sanderson Joan Turner Kirk & Carol Krueger National University San Diego Chargers Foundation U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation, Inc. Edwin & Julie Krummenacher Christopher & Debbie Neils San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary UnitedHealthcare Gordon & Jan Kugler Bill Nelson & Denise Hayes Nelson Foundation US Bank Charles & Claire La Voie Phineas Nelson San Diego Padres USAA Wealth Management James & Margot LaBarge CAPT & Mrs. Roger Newman Palomar Investigative Group, Inc. USS Midway Veterans Association Louise Lassen Chuck & Tracy Nichols CAPT John F. Schork, USN (Ret.) James Valentine Harold Lebo Charles & Margaret Nittinger Dr. & Mrs. Robert Schork Mary Lynn Valerio Joel Ledesma Robert Noble Kenneth W. Schwartz David & Jeanne Van De Water Wesley A. Lee Northrop Grumman John J. Scott Ruth Vanderford RADM & Mrs. Glen Lenox, USN (Ret.) Caroline Oakes Martha Scott Dale & Rita Vandergaw CAPT Walter Lester, Jr., USN (Ret.) & CDR Alfred & Laurie O’Brien Family Trust Scott Communications Group Inc. Martin Vehanen Margrette Carr-Lester, USN (Ret.) Arthur J. O’Brien SDG&E Joseph & Shirley Villasenor Anthony Leuin & Jean Bertrand Ocean Park Lorlei and Ron Seden Dale Villasenor Mr. and Mrs. Jay Levine SSgt Alan D. O’Connell, USMC (Ret.) David Seeman Ronald & Jeannine Virzi Tommy Lewis, Sr. & Darla Lewis CDR James H. Oliver, USN (Ret.) Linda Seifert Paul & Ann Walker Lawrence & Lois Lewis Dennis & Elaine Otsuji Steven Sellins Edward Walsh III & Angelita Walsh Linear Technology Corp. OSC Douglas M. Owens, USN (Ret.) Sempra Energy Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Randolph Ward, Ed.D Henry Livingston, Jr. Pacific Western Bank Foundation ADM & Mrs. James Service, USN (Ret.) Lincoln ‘Linc’ & Mary Ward Lockheed Martin Corporation Gregory & Roni Palazzolo Ann Severance Warren Communications, Inc. William Logan & Tina Willmore Thomas Parks Wesley Severson & Loraine Jackson Mr. and Mrs. William E. Waskowitz Richard & Larrilyn Love Thomas & Peggy Parlett CWO2 & Mrs. Rudolph T. Shappee, USN (Ret.) WAXIE Sanitary Supply Joan Love Bob & Patty Payne Peter & Elizabeth Shearer Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Weber CDR & Mrs. Joel Lovett, USN (Ret.) David Payte Walter Sheridan, Jr. Herman Weinstein William Lowell Mrs. Peter Peckham Donald & Diane Sherman Ervin Wendt Steven Ludwick David & Mary Jean Peloquin Martin & Cheryl Shinko Russel O. Westphal CAPT & Mrs. Stan Lundgaard CDR Robert L. Pelton, USN (Ret.) Kip & Jeanne Shoemaker CDR Robert L. White, USN (Ret.) Edward Maciaszek & Debra West-Maciaszek Marty M. Peters LT and Mrs. Phillip W. Shopbell, USN Mark & Danielle White Madlain, Inc. DeWayne Petersen Lon Showley George & Nancy Whitehead CAPT & Mrs. Terry Magee, USN (Ret.) CAPT Thomas P. Phelan, USN (Ret.) Edwyna ‘Eddy’ Shumake Donald & Diana Widga James Maloney James & Carole Phillips CDR Thomas P. Simons, USN (Ret.) ElRoy & Loretta Wiens Giles Maloof COL & Mrs. Eric Piper, USMCR (Ret.) L. Evelyn Simpson Gary & Zenaida Wiggins Manchester Grand Hyatt Chaplain David W. Plank, USN (Ret.) Mark Skoning David L. Williams CAPT & Mrs. Roy Mantz, USN (Ret.) Howard Platts Bryan & Cookie Smith Dr. & Mrs. Oliver Williams III James & Diane Marinos William & Bessie Pocklington Kenneth & Esther Smith Wilsey Asset Management Bernard & Lorraine Marstall Ingrid Poole Eddie H. Smith, Jr. Bob & Marion Wilson CDR & Mrs. David Martin, USN (Ret.) William & Blaise Pope MAJ & Mrs. Robert Smith, USMC (Ret.) Thomas & Vicki Wilson Marcello & Emy Mastrocola Port of San Diego Mark & Terry Smolin Governor Pete & Gayle Wilson Donald Mattson James & Nora Powers Charles Snead, Jr. & Marron Snead Tony & Colette Wilt LCDR Rudolph W. Matz, USN (Ret.) Roger Price Edward & Jennifer Snelgrove Dick & Shirley Windmiller William & Barbara May COL Jennifer N. Pritzker, ANG (Ret.) Carol C. Sommer John & Debra Windmiller Forrest & Hiroko McAllister Michael & Portia Quiello Bill Southwell William & Norah Wolff Stephen & Susan McArthur Michael Quigg Gloria Spedding Cynthia Wollaeger Pearl S. McAteer Peter Racen Rita Speranza Leonard Wright & Marilyn Lim-Wright Arleen McCartney William Rankin & Gail Phifer-Rankin Marguerite W. Stames Wyndham San Diego Bayside Dr. & Mrs. William McDade Paul & Joni Rawson David & Dottie Stanley LCDR & Mrs. Michael Yelanjian, USN (Ret.) Dr. Gay S. McDonald Geraldine Ray HTCS Gordon J. Starnes, USN (Ret.) Allen & Barbara Yessman Thomas & Janice McFarland Jim & Vangie Regan Robert & Ana Steiner Rex & Mary Young Jack McGrory Edna Rehak LCDR Morris L. Summey, USN (Ret.) Christina Youngberg John McHenry Reint & Angela Reinders John Svoboda & Paula Svoboda Devery & Karen Youngblood Clifford McKiddy Richard Reuter Fred & Ruth Swain Bernard Zacharias & Nancy Hamzey McKinnon Broadcasting (KUSI) Thomas L. Reyes, Sr. Robert Swanson, Jr. & Sheila Swanson Fred & Pauline Zacharias RADM & Mrs. Mac McLaughlin, USN (Ret.) Reyes Construction, Inc. Swinerton Builders Virginia Zimmerman John & Jayne McLaughlin Roy & Joann Richard Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation Karl Zingheim Mr. and Mrs. Bobby C. McQuiston Clifton Richards, Jr. & E. Laura Richards David Tallichet - Specialty Restaurants Richard & Judith Zscheile Evie Meadows The Louis & Carolyn Ridgeway Family Trust Corporation Jacquelyn Zustiak Constance Melhorn Patrick M. Riley Mark Gilliland & CDR Rosemarie Tan Karen Miles Inez Roberson Donald & Karen Tartre ADR2 Gregory H. Miller Richard Robidoux Dr. Sharon A. Taylor 19

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