Alumni Sandstorm ~ 01/06/18
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6 Bombers & Gary Brehm sent stuff 
			& heard about a Bomber death today: 
Mike CLOWES ('54), Tony DURAN ('55)
Diane AVEDOVECH ('56), Ed WOOD ('62)
Mike QUANE ('63), Gary Brehm (KHS'64)
Lynn-Marie HATCHER ('68)
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BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Larry MATTINGLY ('60)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Lora HOMME ('60)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Patricia REDISKE ('63)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Allyson SMITH ('67)
BOMBER BIRTHDAY Today: Craig WALTON ('75) 

BOMBER LUNCH: Class of '60, 11:30, 3 Margaritas (1st Sat) 

BOMBER CALENDAR: Richland Bombers Calendar
    Click the event you want to know more about.
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>>From: Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54)

Re: New Years Eve - Dutch Harbor, AK
 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Mat/180105-NYE-Dutch.jpg

Just want to add my "WOW!"s to Larry's ('60) achievement in
Dutch Harbor, AK. Didn't think there was anything that would
make that place look good, until now.

Oh, by the way, "Happy Birthday!", Larry ('60). You do know
how to light up the sky.

-Bob Carlson, aka Mike CLOWES ('54) ~ Mount Angel, OR where 
	we are not having weather bombs, thank you very much. 
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>>From: Tony DURAN ('55)

Another year has passed
And we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter
And winter seems much colder. 

There was a time not long ago
when life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand
About 'Living in the Past' 

We used to go to weddings, 
Football games and lunches.. 
Now we go to funeral homes 
and after-funeral brunches. 

We used to have hangovers,
From parties that were gay.
Now we suffer body aches 
And while the night away. 

We used to go out dining,
and couldn't get our fill.
Now we ask for doggie bags, 
Come home and take a pill. 

We used to often travel
to places near and far.
Now we get sore arses 
from riding in the car. 

We used to go to nightclubs
And drink a little booze.
Now we stay home at night
And watch the evening news. 

That, my friend is how life is,
And now my tale is told. 
So, enjoy each day and live it up...
Before you're too damned old!

Re: Dancing with Grandpa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6HWtcYXblw

-Tony DURAN ('55)
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>>From: Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)

To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60)

Re: New Years Eve - Dutch Harbor, AK 

That is an awesome photo of your display across the harbor. 
Thank you for sharing.

-Diane AVEDOVECH ('56)
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>>From: Ed WOOD ('62)

Re: Justin's shot - New Years Eve - Dutch Harbor, AK
 http://AlumniSandstorm.com/Xtra/Mat/180105-NYE-Dutch.jpg

To: Larry MATTINGLY ('60)

OK, Larry, that "weeping willow" shot is truly awesome.
Thanks for sharing it.

-Ed WOOD ('62) ~ Morrison, CO
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>>From: Mike QUANE ('63)

To: Joe FORD ('63)

All I can say is thank God for the e-4 medics. They show up
before the dust settles.

I spent a few painful hours at the Chu Lai 91st ER, just as
they were receiving in-coming mortars. Then off to DeNang
landing, just as they were receiving incoming 122 rockets,
three stops before daylight.

Thanks again for the combats medics, always at the right
place and time.

Thanks Joe.

-Mike QUANE ('63)
Sent from my iPad
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>>From: Gary Brehm ('64 Lion)

Re: Marsha GOSLIN Brehm ('65)

9:56pm 1/5/18
Many of you may already know, but currently I am waiting for
Marsha to come out of surgery for the resection of a 4x4.1 cm
cancerous mass/tumor in her right temporal lobe. We found out
on Wednesday, 1/3 after she had a CT scan of her head done
after a fall on December 18th. Although she saw her primary
doctor, who didn't find anything wrong at the time, recent
changes in her speech, reasoning and gait made it apparent
something wasn't right.

The CT scan she had last Wednesday indicated the possibility
of a large mass and they had us go to the ER Department at
Kadlec immediately. After a two hour wait for a bed to become
available she was seen in the ER Department. An MRI was done
and showed the mass which was pushing towards the brain stem
which was approximately one mm away. It was determined by a
neurosurgeon that surgery was indicated asap. As I am
waiting, Marsha has been in surgery over four hours and her
doctor had said it could take as long as eight hours. She
will be in ICU for at least three days and possibly longer
depending what is found in the surgery. From there she will
be transferred to the surgical floor for several days and
then an undetermined number of days in Kadlec's Rehab Center
learning her motor skills which may have been affected by the
tumor and mass in the brain. At this time the time frame for
almost all of her recovery is still not known.

She has asked me to let everyone know that at the present
time she prefers to have NO VISITORS because of the very
difficult situation she is going through. We appreciate
everyone's understanding. Those on Facebook who already know
a lot about her illness and have sent your prayers and well
wishes; thank you from both of us. It has truly meant the
world to us and been immensely helpful and uplifting for
Marsha. I will be updating her condition here in the
Sandstorm and also on Facebook. Continued prayers are
definitely welcomed for her speedy and complete recovery.
Sorry this is so long, but it is my intention to let those of
you who know and remember Marsha be told of her struggles she
is currently facing.

11:23pm 1/5/18 UPDATE:
Marsha is out of surgery after almost five hours. All went
well and a full recovery looks promising. Thank you all for
your support!

Marsha's husband,
-Gary Brehm ('64 Lion) ~ from chilly, rainy Richland 
Sent from my iPhone
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>>From: Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)

Re: February 1967

To: Joe FORD ('63)

I need to thank you for recounting your memories February,
1967. You were probably all of 22 years old. That much gritty
reality, pain, loss, senseless madness - actually I don't
know what words to use. All that (and more, no doubt) packed
into one short month, experienced by one young man. 

Then my mind tries to multiply all that by the thousands/
millions of "man (& woman) months" during that war... and I
just sort of shutdown. Overwhelmed. And I wasn't even there. 

I know I don't really have a clue. But your narrative at
least gave me an intense & moving glimpse. So, again, I need
to thank you. For the writing. For so much more - clearly. 

War has stolen innocence & youth from countless millions,
many of them Richland Bombers. To all of you to whom that
happened, or who have a loved one to whom that happened - you
are in my prayers this morning.

Thank you. I am sorry for your pain & losses. And proud of
you.

-Lynn-Marie HATCHER Peashka ('68)
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Heard about this Bomber death today:

Gayle HARRISON Saran ('66-RIP) ~ 8/22/48 - 12/23/17 
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That's it for today. Please send more.
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