Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
The U.S.S. Trinity (AO-13) was assigned to the United States Asiatic Fleet and participated in the early battles of World War II in the Dutch East Indies sector. The ship refueled many of our combat vessels and had a record period of five years at sea before returning to the United States. With the number 13 she proved to be lucky as she avoided and survived Japanese attacks.
Crew members of the Trinity will be honored guests at the weekly Recruit Graduation Review at the Naval Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes on Friday. A special tour of the Naval Station Great Lakes and dining in the sailors' mess deck will highlight their visit, hosted by Capt. Annie B. Andrews USN, Commander of the Naval Recruit Training Command Great Lakes.
Highlighting the reunion will be the ship's banquet on Saturday. Guest speakers will be Lt. Col. Bob Wills, USMC (ret). He is a graduate of Western Illinois University and was commissioned in 1976 and assigned to flight training at Pensacola, Fla. He served 22 years on active duty, covering worldwide assignments, including combat operations in Operation Desert Storm. He is currently a pilot for American Airlines and resides in Frankfort, Ill., with his wife, Debbie.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Among the many ships and stations he served, two were his favorites: the USS ASHEVILLE (PG21) and the battle-ship
Upon retirement from the U. S. Navy at NAS Key West, he undertook a career as a professional artist and opened the Key West Guild Hall Gallery. In 1983, he moved his family to
In 1998, he relieved
He was a member of the Asheville Fleet Reserve Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a volunteer for the Asheville Police Department, and a member of St. Eugene Catholic Church while in
He is survived by his wife Adelaide Florence Brooks Ashe, one daughter
The funeral was July 30 at Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home,