Naval Weather Service Association (NWSA)



An association of Aerographers & Mates,
Meteorologists & Oceanographers



The roster of those medically unable to perform their duties.

From: Fay Crossley, HRC Pres.
Subject: Tammy Steiner
Date: 19 Mar 2018

Tammie is home and doing well. No positive diagnosis at this time. Appointment for early April in VaBch. The flu hit the rest of us last week. All doing better today. Tammie thanks you for the lovely card.


Bob & Tammie Steiner
19127 BUDD ST

From: Jim Romano
Subject: Norm Canfield
Date: 16 Mar. 2018

Just want to pass on that Norm Canfield is in hospital undergoing two operations for Colon cancer.  One has been completed. He is recuping in hospital awaiting the second. Norm is in good spirits.  Not bad for a 96 YEAR OLD..

For those of you who don't know Norm, he was a WWII Navy Weather Observer on B-24s & B-17s.  He's a great guy and one of my Heroes.  If you'd like, please send him a card at:

Norm Canfield
12316 Coppola Dr.
Potomac, MD 20854-3030

From: CAPT R. Claude "Frenchy" Corbeille, USN RET
Subject: Recovery Report
Date: 25 Feb. 2018

Greetings My Friends,

The main purpose of this missive is to thank all of you who included me in your prayers, and in many instances, in your prayers groups.  I rode the gurney into the operating room on 13 February with no trepidations whatever, completely confident that all would go well.  I sensed the presence of the angel on my shoulder, the one who would make sure all would go well.  Everything did do well and my recovery continues ahead of expectations.  Folks could have been blowing smoke, but the common phrase voiced was affirmation that I was really doing great.  No one added "for your age," for which I am grateful.  I had expected to languish away in the hospital until about Friday, 16 February, but I think I might have pinched the wrong nurse and I got ejected Wednesday, the day after surgery.  I was sent home with a battery of exercises to perform and a schedule of in-home visits by a therapist was set up.  The PT lady visits on Mondays and Wednesdays and a nurse visits on Fridays.  I never did fill the prescription for pain pills that was given me,  nor will I.   For a few nights I took Tylenol to help me sleep through the night, but I have now eliminated them.  I prefer to know how I really feel.

I pursue the exercise regimen religiously and have every expectation that I will be ambulating in the countryside sooner rather than later, although no one has proffered a forecast yet as to when that might be.  I am continuously buoyed up by the certain knowledge that God has me in His care and my recovery will continue unabated, maybe even fast, "for one my age."

P.S.  I decided to take up my quill and put together a new Glimpse of Brillion for this week's Brillion News.

446 RIDGEWAY DR, BRILLION,WI. 54110-1614
920 756-3919

From: AGC Byford Hall, USN RET via Bob Johnson, SE FL 2nd V.P.
Subject: AGC Gary Titus, USN RET
Date: 4 Jan. 2018

Here is the latest I know about Gary.  On new years day he was transported to the memory side of a new assisted living facility in Jacksonville.  On the next day he fell out of bed and broke his big toe and was transported back to the Orange Park Medical Center.  As of today I don't know if he has been returned to the assisted living facility.  From what his son, Ken, has told me it is a very beautiful place where he has his own room.  Ken has decorated it with photos, knick knacks, etc from his home to make it a more friendly environment and perhaps help with his memory.  The part of the facility he is in is devoted to people with memory difficulties.  The name of the place is: BENTON HOUSE AT OAKLEAF, 417 Oakleaf Plantation Pkwy, Jacksonville, FL 32222.  Phone 904 217-5916.  The last time we visited with him about a month ago he didn't know either Linda or me but Ken says he still recognizes him sometimes.  Its sad to see a good friend who was once so witty and vibrant have their memory deteriorate like this but he is still our friend.  We hope to see him again later this month.

904 272-1348

From: CWO4 Bill Bowers, USN RET
Subject: AGC Karl Loeper, USN RET
Date: 4 Jan. 2018

I just found out on 01/03 that Karl Loeper, AGC RET, has been in Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fl, due to a stroke (no other info). He is listed in the Nov 2017 B-List if members would like to get in touch with him.