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 Author  Topic: INQUIRY--PT187/PT126 RON 6, 9, 12 PT MATES
Nancy Ver Kuilen

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HELLO SAILORS!
I am the oldest daughter of PTBOATER Motor Machinists Mate 1st Class, Jim (James J) Ver Kuilen, celebrating his 89th birthday today in cold Appleton, Wisconsin (-42 F) who served in WWII PT 187 and PT 126, RONS 6, 9 & 12--Solomon Islands, Guadacanal, more. If there are any mates of my father "out there", I know he'd love to hear a line or two from you on his birthday. He is doing well, in fact, still riding his motorcycle up until early last summer My father was born in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada and became a US citizen and joined the U.S. Navy specifically for PT Boat training in Boston as WWII began. Thanks to all of you for your fine service in keeping our country safe--best wishes to you PTBOATERS!! GOD BLESS and Hugs, Nancy R. Ver Kuilen, Appleton, WI

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JIM I WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND MANY MORE.SEEMS LIKE YOU ARE STILL A SPRY "OLD SALT"OR SHOULD I SAY YOUNG ONE.THE AGE IS JUST A NUMBER SO KEEP IT UP AND HAVE CLEAR SAILING.
ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY AND LIVE IT UP SOME.THANKS TO YOUR DAUGHTER,NANCY, FOR LETTING US KNOW. EARL
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY


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Nancy Ver Kuilen

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Thanks, Earl! He very much enjoyed your kind note! It was read at the birthday party! May calm seas be on your horizon...take care~Nancy

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Hello, my grandfather Lt. (jg) John L. McKay was the skipper of PT. 126


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Nancy Ver Kuilen

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Thanks for your note. I will ask him if he remembers your grandfather, John McKay. Perhaps they were on the same PT126 at the same time. My Dad is now 90. You are replying to a posting I put out last year in 2009 when he was turning 89. I put out another one this past January 14, 2010. I am involved in the NE Wisconsin OLD GLORY HONOR FLIGHTS for WWII Vets enabling them to see THEIR WWII Memorial in Washington, DC finished in 2004. These charter flights are national and are free to all WWII Vets...I am going along as Guardian to look after a few Vets for the day. We will likely depart from the world EAA headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin with TV crew who will be live streaming coverage. Their are 5 flights scheduled this year. Time is of the essence since we are losing these WWII vets at almost 900/day. We owe so much to all of the WWII vets! Take care and I'll see what my Dad remembers....Nancy

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Thanks, looking forward to hearing from you!


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  Nancy Ver Kuilen

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Sorry for the delay in getting back to you on this subject. I mentioned it to my Dad and he doesn't remember that name. At least we tried.

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