CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE OLD NORTH STATE BASE OF UNITED STATES SUBMARINE VETERANS INC.
Left to Right: Ed Marshall, Bruce Marshall, Andrew Piwowarske, Joe Goarck, Jerry Emerson, Frans Van Baars,
William Iwaniuk, Vince Sievert. Missing from the photo is Nelson Gainey.
The Old North State Base was formed in the Wilson, Rocky Mount, Nashville area of North Carolina on 8 April 2017.
The first meeting was held in Bailey North Carolina.
The Charter was presented by Dick Kanning, past South East Region Director on June 10th 2017 at a meeting/dinner
in Wilson, NC, held at Paul’s Italian Restaurant.
Fourteen Submarine Veterans, one Associate member, eleven guests and one prospective member attended including the National
Treasurer, Paul Hiser; National Chaplain, Bill “Butterbean” Dixon; Eastern Region South Director, Steve Bell; Southeast District 1
Commander, Dave Campbell; Past Eastern Region South Director and past Southeast District 1 Commander, Dick Kanning,
who presented the Base Charter to the Old North State Base Commander, Jerry Emerson.
Other military services were represented by our associate member Ed Marshall, U.S. Army, Vietnam veteran; Dave Corbett, Captain MC, USN, Retired;
Karen Corbett, Lieutenant Colonel, USMC Retired.
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