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Lance Dean
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« on: November 30, 2008, 02:45:08 PM »

I received this email today and decided to repost it here first:
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The USS STERLET SS392 Association has embarked on a project to honor all submarine veteran's of WWII diesel boats at the Veteran's Museum in Branson, Mo.  When visiting the Museum during our reunion planners conference (we are having our reunion there Oct 7-11 09) I noticed nothing not even dolphins honoring submariners there or even a picture of a submarine.  I talked to the director of the museum and showed her my Disney patches for the Sterlet as well as all of my other boats and asked if we made a display would she put it in the museum.  She has agreed and I am now working on the case, layout, ideas, and more importantly soliciting patches as a donation to the project.  (The Sterlet is funding all the costs of the display, and shipping to the museum)
 
I know you have a relationship with all of the museum boats and I would like to have a section of the display dedicated to those submarines.  Can you solicit each of them to send me at no charge a patch of their boat and if none available ask crew members if they have an extra one.  This section along with my lost boats section will be significant to the display.
 
Let me know if you can assist me with the Museum boat patches.
 
My address is:  Richard Jarenski
                       Commander/Secretary USS STERLET SS392 Assn
                       7832 No. Sombrero Peak Dr
                       Tucson, Az. 85743
                       520 744 0869 or cell 520 8501437
 
Now I need to find a contact for Lost Boats and solicit there patches.
 
Any help would be appreciated.
 
I currently have following patches (Sterlet 392, Raton 270, Baya 318, Dogfish 350, Hardhead 365,
Corsair 435, Albacore 218
 
Thanks so much You have done a great job for all of us and your efforts are appreciated and respected.
 
Ski
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 10:56:49 AM »

Lance,
Does she have an email address.  I cannot provide an original patch, but I will be happy to send her one of the patches that we have in the gift shop.  I also have a vender that can make most any patches that she may want.    I am a little disapointed that they chose Branson as there is a submarine just down the roade from there in Muskogee.  Maybe she did not know the sub was there.   Any who.  this is a good opertunigy for us to do some advertising and volunteer solicitation.


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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 12:36:33 PM »

If you google search on the USS Sterlet SS-392 you will find the assocation - Richard has an email address that is generic to the association:

Association@usssterlet.com
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 11:44:59 PM »

Sorry, forgot to include Ski's email address:

RJarenski@aol.com
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 06:36:57 PM »

This is a bump for Ski.  He is still in need of many patches - I've attempted to highlight the museum boats still needed in red:

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                  BRANSON PATCH PROJECT LIST OF PATCHES STILL NEEDED     01/12/09
I HAVE RECEIVED OVER 90 DONATED PATCHES TO DATE (LISTING ON GENTRY AND RONTINI BBS OR I CAN SEND).  THE DISPLAY WILL BE FIVE
4 X 6 CABINETS TO KEEP PATCHES AT EYE LEVEL.  IT WILL HAVE A FELT
BACKGROUND AND PATCHES MOST LIKELY WILL BE VELCROED.  THANK
YOU FOR ALL THAT HAVE SENT PATCHES.  THE FOLLOWING ARE THOSE
STILL NEEDED.  PLEASE E MAIL ME AT rjarenski@aol.com IF YOU ARE SENDING ONE OR MORE SO I CAN UPDATE MY LIST AND AVOID DUPLICATIONS.  HERE ARE THE HULL NUMBERS I STILL NEED (SOME OF THE LOW NUMBERS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE BUT I AM LISTING THEM ANYWAY)   - ADDRESS TO SEND PATCHES – DICK JARENSKI – USS STERLET SS392 ASSOCIAITON 7832 NO. SOMBRERO PEAK DR – TUCSON, AZ 85743
PHONE 520 744-0869 HOME / 520 850 1437 CELL: (PLEASE PASS THIS TO ANYONE YOU KNOW THAT MAY WANT TO HELP IN OBTAINING PATCHES FOR THIS PROJECT THAT WILL BENEFIT ALL SUBMARINERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND ALL THOSE THAT’ WILL VIEW THIS DISPLAY)

SS63(0-2), SS64(0-3), SS65(0-4), SS67(0-6), SS69(0-8), SS71(0-10), SS78(R-1),
SS79(R-2), SS80(R-3), SS81(R-4), SS82(R-5), (SS86(R-9), SS87(R-10), SS88(R-11),
SS90(R13), SS91(R-14) SS92(R-15), SS93(R-16), SS94(R-17). SS96(R-19),              SS97 (R-20),  SS105(S-1), SS116(S-11), SS117(S-12), SS118(S-13), SS119(S-14),
SS120(S-15), SS121(S-16), SS122(S-17), SS123(S-18), SS125(S-20), SS126(S-21),
SS127(S-22), SS128(S-23), SS129(S-24), SS130(S-25), SS134(S-29), SS135(S-30),
SS136(S-33), SS139(S-34, SS140(S-35), SS142(S-37), SS143(S-38), SS145(S-40), SS146(S-41),  SS153(S-42), SS154(S-43), SS156(S-45), SS157(S-46), SS158(S-47), SS159(S-48),  (I REALIZE MOST OF THESE DO NOT HAVE OR HAD PATCHES,
BUT SINCE I RECEIVED THE SS68, SS83, SS89, SS95, SS131, SS132, SS133,
SS141, SS144, SS155 I WANTED TO ASK SO I DO NOT MISS ANY THAT MAY
BE AVAILABLE OR KNOWN)

FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMED SUBMARINES STILL NEEDED:  SS182, 183,
184,185,186,187, 188, 189, 190 192, 194, 196, 198, 199, 200, 203, 204, 205, 206,
213, 214, 220, 221, 225, 229, 230,231, 232,234, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246, 249, 251, 253, 254,255, 256, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 271, 276, 280, 281, 283, 285, 286, 287,288, 291, 292, 293, 295, 296, 297, 296, 299, 300,301, 302, 304, 305, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 315, 317, 319, 320, 321, 322, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 333, 335, 336, 337, 338, 340, 341, 342, 343, 362, 363, 364, 366, 368, 370, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378,381, 382, 383,  384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 390, 391, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397,398, 399, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 407, 409, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, 426, 436, 437, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 486, 522 (ONCE PRESENTED TO MUSEUM THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONS AS IT WILL NOT BE MAINTAINED.
THERE WILL BE SEVERAL PATCH SECTIONS (1) LOST BOATS (2) MUSEUM BOATS (3) DISNEY PATCHES (4) UNUSUAL PATCHES (5) ALL OTHERS THAT
WERE COMMISSIONED FOR WWII –

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 06:52:21 PM »

Got one for Torsk on the way to him.

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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2009, 10:04:20 AM »

I think I spoke to them before.  I will send them one once I have an address to send to.

Rick
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2009, 01:46:39 PM »

I received this today (1/29/09):

I have received donations of patches for most museum boats and of course looking to complete this important section of our display.  The following are still needed and any help in getting them donated would be appreciated:
   
            USS CROAKER 246
            USS BOWFIN 287
            USS LING 297
            USS LIONFISH 298
            USS BATFISH 310
            USS BECUNA 319
            USS CLAMAGORE 343
            USS THORNBACK 418
 
Thanks for any help you can give to get these donated to our project
 
   send to:  Richard Jarenski
                 USS STERLET ASSN
                 7832 No. Sombrero Peak Dr
                 Tucson, Az 85743
                 520 744 0869
 
thanks for any help you can give in obtaining these for our most important project.
 
Dick Jarenski
USS STERLET SS392 Assn
Branson Patch Project Coordinator
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2009, 04:39:24 PM »

Received word that now he's only lacking:

USS LING 297
USS LIONFISH 298
USS BECUNA 319
USS CLAMAGORE 343
USS THORNBACK 418

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2009, 12:05:25 AM »

We will be doing some patches for the Marlin which he also doesn't have. Ski lives out in AZ. This will be a nice looking board when it is done sometime this spring.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 10:56:44 AM »

This morning he updated me and said the only museum boats he's missing:

USS LING 297
USS CLAMAGORE 343
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2009, 10:50:01 PM »

I believe I just read where Skii has all the patches he needed now.  Thanks to all that helped.
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