I came across your web site and was
amazed by it. I am a service brat
that was transported along with the
rest of the family to Japan from
Seattle in 1957 on the U.S.S General
W.A.Mann (T-AP 112). My Dad is
retired Air Force and the Mann took
us to a 3-year overseas assignment
to Yokota AB.
I occasionally check the internet for
information about the MSTS and was
very interested by your site and the
information you've put together.
I've been trying to find out more
about the Mann and what became of her
and have had some success. I
was wondering if you could help me with
determing her current status?
From what I've been able to gleen from
official Navy and Reserve Fleet web
sites I've been able to find out
that this ship was decommissioned
sometime in the mid 1960's and went to
the Naval Reserve Fleet in New
Jersey. What I can't find out is what
her current status is and am
wondering if this ship still exists or,
hopefully not, has been scrapped.
It's my understanding that the Mann
has quite a service record beginning
in W.W.II and I've been real
interested in finding out what has
happened to her. I'd appreciate any
help you might be able to offer.
If anyone has any
additional info about the Gen Mann please pass that info along
From: "Dan Stachurski" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "W.L. Bill Harmon" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Photo...
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 13:21:22 -0400
The VAHS site is really superb -- beautifully designed, organized, and accompanied by great
sound, plus it's easy to use. I find that, now, when I travel, I carry a printout of the directory
pages with me just in case I end up in an area where some of our alumns live. Funny that
after 40 years "going home" means visiting this website and, from there, visiting with our
friends, either by email or in person. Keep up the great work!
Dan, thanks for your kind words. I do get help with the site which by the way I view as
something that belongs to all of us that attended Verdun. While there is not an official VAHS
alumni organization with elected officers John Everley would be the unofficial President
and has dedicated countless hours to our unofficial organization. Anyone that has ever
had any involvement with any of the reunions has also dedicated countless hours as well.
Also, Kathy Davis has taken the responsibility of helping me with the WEB site by checking
links, my spelling and much more. She has also been very active at finding Lost Verdunites.
There is an easy way to print out a well organized list.
Open your connection to the internet.
Using MS Excel open a new spreadsheet.
Get External Data
New Web Query
Box will open...
Where do you want to put data?
=$A$1 (Should Already Be The Default)
Wait for data to load into spreadsheet. Will take 2 minutes or more depending on connection speed.
Data will now be loaded into spreadsheet and is now very easy to edit and print.
The same can be done if you are using Lotus and the data can also be loaded into almost any
database. Mailing labels can be made in minutes with the data loaded into Excel, Lotus or a
Once you have the spreadsheet save it and it will only take minutes to update it from time to time.
To: firstname.lastname@example.org (John Everley)
Subject: VAHS Data Base
Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 13:31:01 EDT
My name is Arnold Goldstein. I was the Guidance Counselor at Verdun HS from
1962-64. Please add my name to the data base.
900 East Bay Dr. NE A-301 Olympia, WA. 98506 360.352.9893.
After I left Verdun I moved to Orleans HS as an Asst. Principal and stayed
till "Le Grand Charles," closed out our bases in 1967.
After several promotions and assignments I retired in1994 having spent 36
great years with the DoD schools.
From: Patty Oliver <email@example.com>
To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 3 May 2001 15:34:07 -0500
Hi, My name is Patty(Pat)
Giordano/Oliver. I think most people knew me as Pat way back
My address is 17070 Co. Rd. 33 Fairhope, Al. 36532 Phone# 334-928-3700
I sent the e-mail for my
sister, Lorraine. She is buying a computer this week due to this web
site. Thank you for doing what
my husband (Don) and I have failed to do.
I remember Elaine Thornton was a
class mate of mine as was Jessie Gonzalas. Have you any word
on them? I left in 1963 and would love to see a year book from that
year. Does anyone have one or
know where I can get one? Of the four of us none of us has one from
that year. I will have my brother
Ron send his info. We are trying to talk our spouses into the trip
next year. Save us room. We're
pretty good with the lower lip routine.
Thanks again for this site,
From: "Doug Mullins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Former Student Date:
Mon, 2 Apr 2001 19:19:02 -0500
My dad went to Verdun American High
School in 1958,1959, and 1960. His name is Eugene Parks
Ravenscraft and he is currently serving as 1st Sgt of the 3/153d Infantry
Battalion attatched to the
7th CAV in Bosnia.
His Home address is 131 Columbia 61 Magnolia, AR 71753
His current Bosnia email is email@example.com.
Would you include my dad in the
Thank you for your help,
Shelly (Ravenscraft) Mullins
Thank You...Your Dad
Has Been Added!
Davis found me on the web while searching the name Verdun. I
am proud to say I was born in Verdun and I too have been searching for
people who were affiliated with the Army Base. I worked at the Library
1963 and taught French at the Education Center in 1964. The web
Kathy sent me is a great help. I have recently located the editor of
newspaper ( 1964 ) who lives in Savannah Ge. My family still
France, my mother still in Verdun. If anyone knows the whereabout of
and instructor named George Cherilla ( 1964 ) please let me
you so much
From: "margaret thibert" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: verdun american school
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 20:47:53 -0600
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 5.00.2615.200
I went to verdun american school before the high school was added. When I lived in Verdun,
1954, 55, and 56, the junior high was added. Is anyone from those years around?
Margie Morris Thibert