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 Key News for 2020

Nov 2, 2020 - New Shipmates added: Ladd, Ronald 85 - 88 XO; Barnes, Ralph 74 - 78;  Dunham, George 69 - 76; Caputo, Angelo Plank Owner Blue.  Check Crew List for details.

Nov 2, 2020 - Sorry to add two more names to the Eternal Patrol List.  Greg Pelton  MM1 80 - 86 and Angelo Caputo, EM2 Blue Plank Owner.  Rest your oars sailors, we have the watch.  Job well done.

July 2020 - New Shipmate Added : Tshappat, Russell 70 - 74; Bickerstaff, Jim 80 - 83. Check Crew List for details.

July 11, 2020 - It has been a while since the last update of the web site.  I hope you are all doing well and are pulling through this extended patrol.  When people complain to me about staying home, I just respond, " At least you have windows!"  Stay healthy.  I would say stay sober, but I know better.

July 11, 2020 - We just received notice of the passing, in August 2015, of shipmate Martin Dale Weaver,  former COB of the gold crew from 1977 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving shipmates ever aboard the Key.  Diane received the below e-mail from Martin's brother Wilson.  Martin's obituary can be found in Eternal Patrol.  Rest in peace shipmate.  Job well done.

"Good day Ms Diane. My name is Wilson W. Weaver, I road the Haddo and the Seahorse in the late sixties, actually 68-72. I was an IC2SS when I got out in 72. My younger brother, Martin Dale Weaver, spent a lot of time aboard the Key. He went in the Navy and because of my influence, entered the silent service. He was a MM, one of the A gang, as we called them. My nephew, also a vet, a member of the Army, noted that Marty was absent from the crew list. He also knew that Marty was there for quite some time, at one point he was the longest serving member on board. He went on in his career to eventually become the COB on the Wyoming, SSBN 742, he was MMCM SS by then. I can try to get a copy of his DD214, but I am sure that there are members that would remember him. He passed in 2015 from lung cancer, he smoked. What can I do to get him added to the crew list? It would be a good thing to do in his remembrance. Feel free to contact me for more information or verification. I appreciate it and pray you have a blessed day.
Wilson Weaver"

Martin D. Weaver

March 17, 2020 -  The 2020 Reunion has been cancelled.  A lot of things can change in just a few days.  The virus outbreak makes the reunion too risky for our shipmates.  Al & Diane Singleman have sent out the following e-mail to all shipmates.  If you did not get it, Diane probably does not have your current address.  Please update her at

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we had to make the decision now
to cancel the upcoming reunion. I wanted to make sure that we got all
our deposits back without any penalties. Many places requested a 60 day
notice to cancel. ( some places said they were waving the notification
deadlines, but others would not.)

This virus is only going to get worse before it gets better. We
have many of our shipmates who have compromised health conditions & many
of us are in the high risk age group.
If all goes well, we will reschedule everything for the same time
next year or in May of 2022.

I have notified all the event vendors & all tours have been
cancelled. All hotel reservations have been cancelled. I spoke to the
group sales rep today, & on Monday the hotel will be sending out your
cancellation number if you gave them an email address. If you didn't
give them an email address, you can call the hotel to get your
cancellation number.

I will mail out refund checks to everyone for your registration fee
& for the cost of the events you signed up to attend. I have about 35
checks to send out, so it will take me a few days to get this done. Have
patience please.

I have a few checks that have not yet been deposited that I got this
week, so I will return your checks. ( Sorensen, Shuford, Graber & Wiseman).

If you have any questions, please call me 518-355-2119. If we don't
answer, leave a message. We screen calls.

Diane & Al

March 4, 2020 - Reunion 2020 info has been removed to prevent confusion.

March 2020 - New Shipmates added: Calloway, Ron IC Div; Spangler, James E.  A-Gang 76 - 79; Pimentel, Carlos - Plank Owner EMC. Check Crew List for details.

March 2, 2020 - Sad to announce the passing of shipmate Fayette "Frank" Thornal - Radio 77 - 81 Blue Crew.  Frank passed on Feb 11, 2020.  He had been planning on attending the Key reunion in a few months.  Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends.  Fair winds ahead sailor.  Rest your oar.

February 2020.  New Key shipmates added: Morris, Larry T.  89 - 92; Wiseman, Alan 1980s; Perry, Mike 65 - 67 plank owner to the Crew List.

January 2020 - New Key shipmate added: Reeder, Robert QM 85 - 87 Blue. Check Crew List for details.

January 9, 2020 - We recently learned of the passing of David Sturgis on December 3, 2017.  David was the navigator on Key Gold from 1979 - 82.  David's obituary can be found in the Eternal Patrol area.  Rest your oar sailor.  We have the watch. Job well done. 






We also learned from the USSVI web site of the passing of shipmate Timothy Estes, a nuc ET1 on the Key in the late 60s.  Tim passed on December 11, 2019.  Tim's obituary can be found in Eternal Patrol.  We send our sympathies t6o Tim's family and friends.  Rest in Peace sailor.  Job well done.