Dear Billfish Shipmates

The Billfish Reunion is fast approaching. Larry Hunter (and I) are a little concerned that less than a dozen crew members have reserved rooms at the Holiday Inn (860-889-5201). I know that many of you live in the area and do not need a room but, I also thought many of us would be coming from a distance and didn't want to sleep at the YMCA. Since it's been so long since we've held a reunion, I naturally thought we'd all be anxious to see one another before we are too old to remember what we did in the Navy. I remain confident that the reunion will be a success but Larry and I would get a little more sleep at night if the phones were ringing off the hook at the Holiday Inn. The good news is that the rooms are still only $89.00/night up to 5 October 2015. After that you can still get the special $89.00 rate up to the 20th. provided the hotel has open rooms. Please email me at if you have any questions or call me @301-697-2803. See you at the reunion! Your shipmate, John Martin (80-84, A-div.)The reunion is happening. When: 10/21-10/23 October 2015 (early arrivals 10/20).
Where: Holiday Inn Norwich, 10 Laura Boulevard, Norwich, CT (just off Rt. 395, exit 80 before DMV). Telephone: 860-889-5201
Located about 10 minutes from the Sub Base and 10 min from Mohegan Sun.
Cost of rooms: $89.00 per night double occupancy plus taxes. Comes to $102.00 a night, give or take a dollar.
Reservations must be made no later than 9/11/15 to get this rate. After that, the rate goes up drastically (double or better). Hotel has a sports bar and a restaurant.
Registration: The cost for the banquet dinner, hospitality room with refreshments, "welcome aboard" party, DJ for after dinner dancing, and other expenses will be $75.00 per person. Tours of the base and Submarine Museum are planned. To make the reunion a success we must guarantee a minimum of 75 participants on or before 5 October 2015. Please make your checks payable to Larry Hunter/Billfish Reunion. Mail to: Larry Hunter, 310 Bitgood Road, Griswold, CT  06351. Banquet will be on Thursday night.
Contact Larry Hunter on F/B or E-mail ( If you want his phone number, please e-mail him and he will send it to you.

The following folks have committed to come:

Gary Morrison   
Kris Miller         
Al Morin             
Mike Kurowski   
Rodney Schuette
Carl M. Tietz
Larry & Billie Hunter                    
Jon Worrall   
Bill Higgins                                 
Tim & Danette Bonner
Larry Hunter
John Martin
Timothy & Kathey Jernigan      
Maryann P. Kane

 This the tee-shirt I have had made up for the reunion.  Asking $15.00/each to cover production cost with all profits going into kitty for next reunion. JMM