Hi. Hoping you all are well and being blessed of the Lord.
On Monday, August 8, 2022, we drove to Biloxi, MS to meet with 13 of my shipmates for a short, informal “reunion”.
We returned home Wednesday morning, August 10, 2022.
Submarine Crew Reunion, USS Haddo
We served on the nuclear attack submarine USS Haddo (SSN 604).
This group served together in the 1971-1977 timeframe.
I was onboard from early May, 1972 until June, 1976.
The gathering was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, which is located on the shore in Biloxi, Mississippi.
I am very thankful to have served with these men, Good Guys All!
This picture was taken at the home of Billy and Waynette Frantz, who live nearby in Ocean Springs, MS.
We will ALWAYS be thankful for their wonderful hospitality in hosting the Monday night supper and gathering.
Hard Rock Hotel
The Hard Rock Hotel has two areas: Main building (which includes a tower with rooms, and a casino), and a “Platinum” room tower.
Here are some views of the hotel.
Our room was on the 7th floor of the main building, and faced the pool and ocean.
Here are a view views from our room (note: the tinted windows created somewhat of a “blue” color to the pictures.)
Here’s Sandra in the lobby area. Note the changing colors of the background “mural”.
Here are some views of the ocean from the pool area and nearby shoreline.
On Tuesday evening, we went to a seafood restuarant, located next door to the hotel parking garage.
After supper, walked around the area for some nice evening views.
Thankful for the fun time with my shipmates, and getting to see this part of Biloxi.