The Sailors of the Quarter (October thru December) from the Naval Weapons Station., Seal Beach , were special guests at the March meeting of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron. When Certificates of Appreciation were presented to the honorees by the Squadron, they were assisted by Chief Petty Officers from the base: Senior Chief William Lyons, GMC Jeff Vance, and MAC Chris DeLawrence.
The persons recognized from the Naval Weapons Station were: Senior Sailor of the Quarter–MA1 Zachary Goldman; Junior Sailor of the Quarter–MA2 Maa Taliu; and Bluejacket of the Quarter—MA3 Ivory Scott. From the Munitions Command Pacific West Division at Seal Beach were: Senior Sailor of the Quarter—MN1 Matthew Wilson; Junior Sailor of the Quarter—YN2 Joanna Carbajalmendiola; and MN3 Tim Parker.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented to each of these outstanding sailors. Local restaurants contributed various coupons to the honorees. Contributing restaurants were in Seal Beach: Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, Bistro St. Germain, Coaches Sports Grill, CreamaCafe, Finbar’s Italian Restaurant, Glory Days Beachside Grill, Hennessey’s Tavern, Mahe Restaurant, Old Town Café, Seal Beach Grill, Thai on Main, The Abbey, Yucatan Grill, 320 MAIN, California Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Islands, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Santa Fe Importers. In Long Beach were: Corner Bakery Café, Mimi’s, Ruby’s Diner, The Crab Pot. In Sunset Beach were: Fish Camp, Harry’s Rooftop Patio Grill, Romano Cucina, and in Huntington Beach : Buon Gusto Italian Restaurant, and in Tustin : The Crab Cooker.
Attractive plaques were presented by the USAA Insurance Company to each Sailor of the Quarter. Grampaw Pettibone Squadron, affiliated with the Association of Naval Aviation, meets each month at the Elks Lodge in Garden Grove.
This article was written by Bill Thompson.