PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Next Page | Page: 1 of 2

Back to Topic Index Page 2 | Replies: 10 | Pages: [1] 2

 Author  Topic: Happy 96th Birthday to CJ Willis
Randy Willis

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Randy Willis  Posted on: Apr 2, 2021 - 2:00pm
Happy Birthday to CJ Willis of PT 242 - Ron 19 & 23 who is celebrating number 96 Easter Sunday. Still going strong and extending his best wishes to all his buddies on this board and especially to Jerry Gilmartin for hosting us for a very special visit and ride on the 658 a few years ago. Special memories for both of us!

Randy Willis

Total Posts: 8 | Joined: Jul 16, 2007 - 12:53pm | IP Logged

Randy Willis

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Randy Willis  Posted on: Apr 2, 2021 - 3:04pm
I uploaded CJ's picture to the gallery but can't figure out how to post it here.

Maybe one of you guys with more expertise can post it for us.

Thanks!!!

Randy Willis

Total Posts: 8 | Joined: Jul 16, 2007 - 12:53pm | IP Logged

  Jerry Gilmartin

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Apr 2, 2021 - 9:55pm
Duplicate [please delete]

Total Posts: 1288 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm | IP Logged

  Jerry Gilmartin

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Apr 2, 2021 - 10:13pm
Take 2
Hi Randy,
I will try to post the picture here. Thanks Jerry


Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

jswrc.jpg

Dick I could not just select the image code from the Photo Gallery and insert it into my message after the initial post. The Edit Message field does not have the photo gallery functionality. So I had to save the photo of CJ from the Gallery onto my hard drive, then re upload it as part of a new message. I don't know if anything can be done to simplify this but i just wanted to raise attention to the issue in case you can.

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Total Posts: 1288 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm | IP Logged

Jerry Gilmartin

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jerry Gilmartin   Send Email To Jerry Gilmartin Posted on: Apr 2, 2021 - 11:10pm
I found the photos from when CJ and Randy came to Portland and rode the PT658. It was on August 19th 2011 and we were on the way to visit Milwaukee OR for the Milwaukee Daze Festival. Here are some pretty good pics of the great time we had that day with both CJ and his son Doctor Randy manning the 40mm and the port side 50 cal turret, which was CJs Battle Station aboard PT242 Celeste.

Jerry

This first photo is of CJ Willis and Maury Hooper, both PT Boat vets, on board PT658, Maury was President of "Save the PT Boat Inc" at the time.

jsOSs.jpg
jsmqH.jpg
jsbs3.jpg
jsC4T.jpg
js3Vt.jpg
jsE6w.jpg
jsqi4.jpg
js5CJ.jpg
jsykM.jpg

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Total Posts: 1288 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm | IP Logged

Jeff D

Moderator
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 - 6:06am
It is good to see you CJ, and Happy Birthday!

Thanks Jerry, great photos. It looks like you gave them a wonderful time. I'll bet you guys made those rowers nervous, sighting in the 40mm on them! heh...



Total Posts: 2042 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am | IP Logged

Frank J Andruss Sr

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Frank J Andruss Sr   Send Email To Frank J Andruss Sr Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 - 6:54am
Looking fantastic C.J. A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you on SUNDAY.


Total Posts: 3269 | Joined: Oct 9, 2006 - 6:09am | IP Logged

Drew Cook

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Drew Cook  Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 - 8:03am
Happy Birthday, C.J.!

God Bless!


Total Posts: 1285 | Joined: Oct 19, 2006 - 10:44am | IP Logged

Will Day

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Will Day   Send Email To Will Day Posted on: Apr 3, 2021 - 5:04pm
Many more, C.J.! Here's hoping you take an attack angle on #100!

Will

Total Posts: 1954 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm | IP Logged

  TED WALTHER

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Apr 4, 2021 - 7:47pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY C.J.!!!!!

jsNt7.jpg

Total Posts: 2932 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am | IP Logged

Next Page

Pages: [1] 2


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member