Denice's Excellent Adventure!

Our beloved Denice Stoops - USCG Radioman at NMC, first female telegrapher at KPH, R/O aboard SS LANE VICTORY/KECW and SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN/KXCH, QSL Mistress at the MRHS - has embarked on yet another adventure.  This time it's with the Military Sealift Command.  Denice slogged through months of study and bureaucratic SNAFUs until the job offer finally came.  In these pages we'll document her progress and her adventures so check in often.  If you ask us, it looks like she's having too much fun!

Denice Gets a Ship!

Denice has been assigned to USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE-8).  This virtually new ship is based in San Diego, CA.  Denice is on her way there now.  See details of the ship HERE.

Denice Arrives Aboard

DA has arrived aboard her new home, USNS Wally Schirra.  See the photo of her accommodations below.

Denice Suffers Medical Emergency

As dedicated readers of our Newsletter (subscription form on the home page) know, Denice suffered a serious stroke as she was ready to wmbark on her third voyage.  Here's a report on her condition received via MRHS member Paul Shinn including contact information for those who may want to write to DA.  Kathy is Denice's sister.

Hi Paul,  

All is well here in Michigan. The weather has cooled a bit and is much more comfortable. Denice had a great week in therapy this week. She had one day with three sessions back to back and another with two. They tuckered her right out. I have brought Denice home to my house for four days. The change of sceenery has been good for both of us. We called dad last night to let him know we were here safe and sound and Denice had me laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. We both needed that. Good Therapy. Today I will be taking her out to a river and dam for lunch and some sights. I have a dog and that has been good for Denice as well. Her speech is coming right along. Still gets tongue tied a little when talking about herself or her condition. But all in all she is moving right along. The cards just keep coming. They are an inspiration to Denice and she appreciates them all. Please pass that along to the "fans". I once again thank you for your continued support and friendship. I will keep in touch.  


Thanks to all who have written to Denice.  As you can see from the above report every message was very much appreciated.

If you'd like to write to Denice your cards and letters will reach her at:

Ms. Denice Stoops

1524 Marquette St.  

Saginaw, Mi. 48602


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