2017 All Coast Guard Ships & Alaska/Bering Sea Patrol Reunions
The all Coast Guard Ships and Alaska Bering Sea Patrol reunion has come and gone. It was a great success this year with many new crew members attending. Part of the successful reunion is the wonderful support I had from the following gang that I will call my crew. A big thanks to Nitzi & Keith Barker, John Braund, Janelle Hoover, Claudia & Jack Hunter, Mandy Ireland, Nettie & Brian Kelley and Dan Petruso. Saturday for the first time we had “Early Bird” sign-up with about 50 people signing in. The hotel had a total of 563 hotel room nights. The big surprise was the coffee drinkers. The bill for the coffee was just over $700.00
Circus Circus was very happy with us and to show their appreciation 2017 room rate went from $45.00 plus tax in 2015 to $43.00 plus tax for the 2017 reunion. In addition they have extended this special rate from Wednesday 10 May thru 19 May.
There was 140 different vessels represented that crewmembers served on. Being a ships historian I want to thank all those that provided me with information on their different ships and a special thanks to Erik Cookson who had a tote full of Coast Guard history from the 1940’s when his grandfather served in the Coast Guard, and it also included various other ships information up to the present. I will have this information added to the various ships files and have it on display for the 2017 reunion.