I was born November 11, 1941, enlisted in US Navy after high school,
spent 3 years 3 months and 29 days on sea duty, was aboard USS Beale DD-DDE-471
(like everyone else was on the best destroyer in the fleet), and left the
Navy in 1994 (BIG ERROR).
I married Kathleen Riley of Blanchard, Michigan, on June 6, 1995
(BEST THING I EVER DID). Kathy has given me three of the best kids a guy
could ever want - Mike 32, Steve 28, and Jennifer 24. We now reside in
Franklin Grove, Illinois.
I am a Postal Worker in Oregon, Illinois, and a Bulls and Bears
fan. I now collect ships tee-shirts, ship's crests, and hats. I also build
model ships with over 400 plastic models, and have 15 ships in 1/96 scale
running from four feet to six feet long.
Memberships I have include:
"The first Navy
Veterans' Organization created on, and for, the World Wide Web."
Edward C. Reese,
NCCS, USN, Retired
TOP: My wife Kathleen, Myself, and daughter Jennifer.
BOTTOM LEFT: Son Mike. BOTOM RIGHT: Son Steve.
|Plank Owner, NAVetsUSA
USS BEALE DD-DDE 471 and proud of it
- From Franklin Grove, Illinois
- Married to Kathleen
- Honorably Discharged, 08-20-64
My favorite links include:
- American Legion Post 497-Franklin Grove, Illinois
- VFW, Dixon, Illinois
- Tin Can Sailors
- De Sailors
- Fleet Reserve Association
- Naval Institute
- Kidd Association
- Gunners Mates Association
- Cruiser Sailors Association
- Blue Jackets
- Navy League