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Jacksonville Holds Salute
to Veterans Honors Dinner
The Jacksonville, Fla., Council
held the 2013 Salute to Veterans
Honors Dinner and Prize Drawing
at the Florida Yacht Club Nov. 7.
“Salute to Veterans is really two
events in one,” said Bob Kidd, the
council’s vice president of Public Relations who served on the Salute to
Veterans 2013 committee. “It gives us
an opportunity to pay tribute to the
men and women who have selflessly
defended our nation over many
years; moreover, it is our Navy
League council’s primary fundraiser.”
More than 180 Navy Leaguers and
guests attended, including at least 75
veterans and widows of deceased
vets, and many went home with
prizes from the Veterans Drawing,
Kidd said, thanks to the efforts of the
council’s board members in soliciting
donations and the generosity of
many local restaurant and retail business owners and managers. U.S. Rep.
Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., addressed
the attendees and thanked the veterans for their service. The honored
guest of the evening was retired
RADM Joseph L. Coleman, who
passed away two months later on Jan.
14 at the age of 91.
A naval aviator who earned his
Wings of Gold in 1943, Coleman
served in the Navy from 1942 to
1975, and saw action in the Pacific
during World War II aboard USS
Suwannee while a member of VF- 40,
flying the F6F Hellcat. Later, he commanded two attack squadrons, VA-
15 and VA-122, and two ships, USS
Mispillion and USS Ranger. Ashore
he served as commandant of the 4th
Naval District and commander,
Philadelphia Naval Base.
Funds raised by the Salute to
Veterans event support the Franklin
D. Roosevelt Squadron of the U.S.
Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the Hon.
Tillie K. Fowler Memorial NROTC
Scholarship Fund at Jacksonville
University and the Navy-Marine
Corps Relief Society. ■
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Arlington, VA 22201-5424
James H. Offutt
NATIONAL VICE PRESIDENTS
FIELD OPERATIONS (YOUTH)
CORPORA TE & MEMBERSHIP
SEA SERVICES (SEA SERVICE LIAISON,
PLANNING (INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS,
TRAINING (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)
NATIONAL ASSISTANT TREASURERS
NATIONAL JUDGE ADVOCATE
NATIONAL DEPUTY JUDGE ADVOCATES
NATIONAL CORPORATE SECRETARY
CHAIRMAN, NAVAL SEA CADET CORPS
Reverend Herbert Goetz
Rabbi William Kloner
James H. Waller
2013-2014 NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Philip L. Dunmire
Albert J. Baciocco Jr.
Evan S. Baker
Calvin H. Cobb Jr.
Joanne S. Crown
John H. Dalton
Richard J. Danzig
Fred Davidson III
Timothy O. Fanning
Morgan L. Fitch Jr.
Albert H. Friedrich
James S. Gracey
Alfred M. Gray Jr.
Thomas B. Hayward
Albert J. Herberger
James L. Holloway III
Paul R. Ignatius
Hansford T. Johnson
Paul X. Kelley
William C. Kelley Jr.
Jack M. Kennedy
Robert E. Kramek
Charles R. Larson
Sanford W. McDonnell
J. Michael McGrath
Sheila M. McNeill
J. William Middendorf II
Carl E. Mundy Jr.
John A. Panneton
John M. Rau
J. Paul Reason
Leighton W. Smith Jr.
John J. Spittler
R. James Woolsey
STATEMENT OF POLICY
■ We of the Navy League of the United
States stand for a strong America — a nation
morally, economically, and internally strong.
■ 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, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine are
■ We support all Armed Services to the end
that each may make its appropriate contribution to the national security.
■ 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.
■ We favor appropriations for each of the
Armed Services, adequate for national security, economically administered.
■ We oppose any usurpation of the
Congress’s constitutional authority over the
■ We urge that our country maintain world leadership in scientific research and development.
■ We support industrial preparedness, planning, production.
■ We support efforts of our government to
achieve worldwide peace through international
■ We advocate a foreign policy which will
avoid wars — if possible; if not, win them!