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 Author  Topic: Hot Dogs and Higgins Boats
Bill Manley

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Bill Manley   Send Email To Bill Manley Posted on: Aug 22, 2013 - 6:42am
Fm: Bill Manley, I just got my Sept. Issue of American Legion Magazine and they have a Article on Higgins PT boats and the PT 305.. They are selling Hot Dogs to support the restoration of the 305. Very good article.

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Aug 22, 2013 - 11:48am
One of the volunteers on the PT305 crew is Jerry Strahan, who is also the owner of the "Lucky Dawgs" hot dog cart franchise in New Orleans. He is a real patriot and a great guy as well. He also is an accomplished author of the biography about Andrew Jackson Higgins. I would not be surprised if he had something to do with the hot dog idea!
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TED WALTHER

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Jerry;
Wasn't there a photo posted of workers at the Higgins plant have a beer and hot dog for luinch? I think it was posted sometime ago on the old board ? I forget the occasion photographed, either it was a warbond function or a Squadron commisioning party.
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Bob Butler

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Our good friends in New Orleans must be eating a whole lotta Hot Dogs...


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David Buck

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Hi Jerry,

I was wondering did you ever receive the paperwork I sent you?

I tried your email address but it was sent back as undelivered!!!


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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Aug 23, 2013 - 10:01pm
Hi David,
Yes I did. I wanted to say thank you so much. It is far more than I ever thought possible to see. I am still studying the whole thing and we are already using the book to help in the restoration work on the PT658! Thank you again for making these available to me and the whole crew. It will go a long way to make the restoration more authentic as well. Thank you for thinking of us when you came across the book. Jerry

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David Buck

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Jerry,

I am glad that you received it, I found that there was so much more than what Al was looking for that the 658 and her volunteers may be able to find a use for some of the information.

That you can use some of the info is great news!!!

Maybe one day I might get to Portland and get to see you and the 658.

Yours,

D.buck

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Aug 24, 2013 - 9:53pm
Absolutely David! If you ever do come here, please let me know ahead of time so I can set something up. You should get to drive this boat to really appreciate her power and grace! Thanks again. Jerry

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Roy Forbes

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Hey Jerry, when do you guys expect to get her back in the water?


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David Buck

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Jerry,

Thankyou, that would be a day I will be looking forward to.

Yours,

D.buck

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