Monday, November 26, 2007

Dive Team News - March 09 Dive

FOR THE MARCH 1, 2008 DIVE ON THE USS HOUSTON
GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY: VIDEORAY ( WWW.VIDEORAY.COM ), ROBERT AND SHARRON LONG, GENE FREY’S FAMILY, MAX AND VAL POSS, SURVIVOR BILL IMGRAM. SURVIVOR HARRY KELLEY, MARTHA LOGGINS, JOHN WALLER
JOHN SCHWARZ
I just received word that the U.S. Navy permit for VideoRay ROV to entered the USS HOUSTON CA-30 to take photographs of the inside of the ship, has been approved and I will be receiving the Official letter in the mail in a week or so. I would like to Thank Val for her help getting the information and blue prints to me when we were in the last stage of completing the permit with Barbara Voulgaris in Washington. I would like to thank Barbara and Wendy for there help in getting this permit through there office in a timely manner. Most of all, I would like to thank VideoRay WWW.VIDEORAY.COM for supporting us on the last dive in 2006 and the upcoming dive in March 2008. With out VideoRay donation of airline tickets, equipment and two Rov operators, this upcoming dive trip would not be possibly. I would like to thank the above USS HOUSTON FAMILY for their donation. We were able to paid for the dive boat again so that the dive team could stay out over the USS HOUSTON supporting the VideoRay Rov operators while they entered and photograph the USS HOUSTON. I still need more donations to help with other items of the trip to make sure that we can support the VideoRay ROV operators to make this dive trip a success in getting the photographs of the inside of the ship for the Survivors and Houston’ family.

At this time the USS HOUSTON DIVE TEAM is made up of the following people:
Jerry Ranger, team leader. Jolene Ranger, diver. Brad Gift, assist team leader, Eunju gift, diver, David Phillips, lead VideoRay Rov operator/diver, Tom Crossman, VideoRay Rov operator/diver, Daniel Tangguh, diver

If anyone else is thinking about joining the team or being there onboard the dive ship while operations are being conducted, I needed to know so I can make sure there is space and transportation out to the dive boat for you. Contact me at: ranger9@bellsouth.net or Phone number 850 623 3399.

As it looks now, the dive team will be over the USS HOUSTON on March 1. 2008 to March 10, 2008.

I will be working on dive tee shirt for the upcoming dive. If you would like to order one, please send me your name and sizes so I can sure you get a dive tee shirt when I order them at ranger9@bellsouth.net .

We are still working on a DVD form the 2006 dive and hope to have it down to an hour, so that the Houston’s family can see it at the reunion.

There is still a lot of work to be done for the dive trip to make sure it goes off, so I will be busy right up to the time we put our gear on the airplane and head to Java. I hope to see ya’ll at the 2008 reunion in Houston. Dive team out for now.

Jerry Ranger USN RET Son of the late John W. Ranger
Survivor off the Uss Houston CA-30
Uss Houston Dive Team Leader
ranger9@bellsouth.net
WWW.USSHOUSTON.ORG

1 comment:

l Myers said...

good luck on your dive. My uncle was on the USS Houston and was helped by two crew members to shore where he was taken prisoner.
He survived both experiences.

L Myers, Baker City, Or