Keynote speaker at the event was retired Vice
Adm. Robert Harward, a SEAL who served as deputy
commander of U.S. Central Command under then-
Gen. James Mattis, who now is secretary of defense.
Also speaking were retired SEAL Lt. Jason Redman
Operator (SEAL) Edward C. Byers Jr.
The Palm Beach Council was represented by
President Sonia Foster, and Lee served as council
liaison to the event committee and as emcee for presentation of the colors and honors at the start of the
program. Other council members attended as event
contributors or as honored guests. Overall, it was
another great tribute and fundraiser for the Navy
SEALs and another great Navy League day, Lee said.
Cedar Rapids Presents Arizona Memento,
Lecture on Pearl Harbor Anniversary
Dr. Stephen D. Regan, president of the Cedar
Rapids, Iowa, Council, and his mother, Jacquelyn
Regan, presented a shadow box containing a piece of
the USS Arizona to the community of Waukon, Iowa,
on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Dr. Regan also provided a lecture on Pearl Harbor
attack to more than 75 people. The program was an
element of the council’s educational and historical
Jacquelyn Regan, who can trace her military connections back to an ancestor who fought in the
Revolutionary War, provided the funds for the shadow
box and all expenses connected with the presentation.
Both her father and husband served during World War
II, her grandfather served in the Spanish-American War
and two great-grandfathers fought in the Civil War.
Dr. Regan served during the Vietnam War. The
presentation donation was in memory of Jacquelyn’s
husband, Daniel E. Regan, who was a corpsman for the
9th Marines in World War II.
Waukon, a small community of 3,500 people, had
two men aboard the USS Arizona during the attack.
Ensign Lawrence Anderson was severely injured early
in the attack and died later that day. The local VFW
is named after him. Gunners Mate 2nd Class Stanley
Teslow was on duty in turret #3 and was uninjured. He
later survived the sinking of the USS Reno. After retiring as a chief gunner’s mate, Teslow farmed outside
Waukon. He was the first of the Arizona survivors to be
allowed burial on the Arizona with his shipmates.
Dr. Regan, biographer of Adm. Frank Jack
Fletcher, has written extensively on World War II in
the Pacific, and he has lectured on the topic throughout the country. n
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ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN
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STATEMENT OF POLICY
n;We of the Navy League of the United States stand for a strong
America — a nation morally, economically, and internally strong.
n;We believe that the security of our nation and of the people
of the world demands a well-balanced, integrated, mobile
American defense team, of which a strong Navy, Marine Corps,
make its appropriate contribution to the national security.
n We know that in a free nation an informed public is indispensable
to national security and, therefore, we will strive to keep the nation
alert to dangers which threaten — both from without and within.
n We favor appropriations for each of the Armed Services, adequate
for national security, economically administered.
n We oppose any usurpation of the Congress’s constitutional
authority over the Armed Services.
n We urge that our country maintain world leadership
in scientific research and development.
n We support industrial preparedness, planning, production.
n We support efforts of our government to achieve worldwide
peace through international cooperation.
n We advocate a foreign policy which will avoid
wars — if possible; if not, win them!