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Page 6, Cloverdale Reveille, October 29, 1997 Memories of Liberty ship cruise.,0000Tr'=,ng By Joe Anello Members of the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship crew sur- rounded the bus load of Sonoma County residents as they stepped off the Advanced Charter Bus. Men and women took the visitors by surprise with an unexpected welcome. After being "captured" the Sonomans were led up the gangway and were given direc- tions to various sections of the ship. The crew was ready to an- swer any and all questions. Left to roam over the ship as she cut through the waters of the Bay, the visitors pulled out their equip- ment and started shooting, with various brands of cameras and camcorders. Those who ran out of "ammu- nition" were able to go to the ship's store and replenish their supply. Uncertain as to the weather, some of the locals were prepared for rain, snow and sleet. Few were prepared for the beautiful Clo- verdale weather during the cruise. The weather allowed the Blue Angels precision flying team to really show their stuff. Many thought the air show as worth the trip, not to mention the beautiful sights of the San Francisco and Oakland skylines. And to think that the trip was The American flag flew proudly on the Jeremiah O'Brien as passen- gers, many of them WWll vets who had been transported on ships like the O'Brien, enjoyed a cruise on the San Francisco Bay recently. inspired by a local artist, Chris- tine Riker, who spoke about the Jeremiah O'Brien and her paint- ing of the ship to the members of the William Russel Ledford Amer- ican Legion Post 293. The photos were shot by Lester Herring, Jack Stuart, Doris Day, and others who may present them. Of particular interest to any who may be inter- ested Hurshell Culley "shot" with a panoramic cameras and Frank Rittiman captured the cruise on his camcorder. If all can be ar- ranged the video may be present- ed to those interested. Time, place and date will be announced if and when the plans are confirmed. A copy of Ritti- man's video will be sent to Joe Anello's Army buddy George Eja- dian along with many snapshots that become available. We wish you were here George and Mary. Cloverdale resident, Jack Stuart, boards the Jeremiah O'Brien for the recent cruise. Get the best travel deals at Fiesta Travel If you are planning to take a trip, whether it be to the Orient, Eu- rope, Hawaii, Mexico or anyplace in the world, Fiesta Travel is the place to begin your shopping for the best deal. ,"There are no additional fees, no hidden charges and yes we are local. We are located at 120 East First Street and have been in Clo- verdale since 1989. The services that we offer, besides airline tick- ets which are the same as offered by the Airlines and sometimes even Richard Gutierrez less due to the flexibility of our computerized system, are Amtrak and other rail tickets, customized tours, cruises, hotel reservations, car rentals, moneygram service, passport photos and above all courteous personal service," Gutierrez said. "Ask about our Bridal Registry for those planning to get married and cannot afford the honeymoon of their dreams. We like to consider ourselves fulfillers of dreams. For business travelers our service can't be beat, we deliver, too. We appreciate your continual patronage and if you haven't yet been in to see us, drop by and say hello," Gutierrez said. Richard Gutierrez has been in the travel business for 15 years, and has owned and operated Fiesta Travel since 1989. The business is located at 120 East First St., Cloverdale. Call 894-5244 A view aboard the Jeremiah O'Bden during the recent cruise in San Francisco Bay. Cloverdale resident and photographer, Les Herring is pictured with one of the guns on board the liberty ship the Jeremiah O'Brien. A group of Cloverdale residents recently enjoyed a cruise on the venerable boat. \\; k Passengers on the Jeremiah O'Brien enjoyed wonderful Golden Gate Bridge. \\; Joe Anello, who was transported on a liberty ship similan Jeremiah O'Brien during WNII is pictured with one of the shi t Many folks, including WWll vets and their wives, enjoyed the  cruise on the Jeremiah O'Brien. Advertise in the Cloverdale Reveille DirectoJ for Just $12 a week. (3 month minimum commitment required) Catherine Mitchell Bookkeeping Services 96 Tarman Ddve LICENSED PO Box 892 TAX Cloverdale, CA 95425 (707) 894-4330 PREPARER FAX 894-5250 CLOVERDALE Payroll & Quarterly Reports Accounts Receivable/Payable Ftnancnal Statements Checkbook Reconcihation End of the Year: W-2"s, 1099's NOW OPEN! 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