There were some very special guests present from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station at the recent regular monthly meeting of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron at the Elks Lodge in Garden Grove. They were the Sailors of the Quarter for the months of April thru June. Present were the Junior Sailor of the Quarter–MA 2 Matthew Pace and the Bluejacket of the Quarter–MA 3 Katherine Parsley.
Certificates of Appreciation were presented to them by the Commander of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron–Tim Brown. The sailors were introduced by CMDCS Paul Ellis, the Command Senior Chief for the Weapons Station. Some Sailors of the Quarter were not able to attend because of duty responsibilities.
Attractive medallions from the USAA Insurance Company were presented and local restaurants sent coupons for the SOQ’s. The participating restaurants were: in Seal Beach (Main St)–Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, Bistro St. Germain, Crema Cafe, Hennessey’s Tavern, Old Town Cafe, O’Malleys on Main, and Taco Surf; on PCH (Seal Beach)–Coaches Sports Grill, Finbar’s Italian Kitchen, Glory Days Beachside Grill, and Yucatan Grill; on Seal Beach Blvd–California Pizza, Chick-Fil-A, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, and Santa Fe Importers; in Long Beach–Corner Bakery Cafe, Mimi’s, and Ruby’s. Restaurants in the Sunset Beach area included: Fish Camp, Harry’s Rooftop Patio and Grill, Olive Pit Grill, and Romano Cucina.
This article was written by Chaplain Bill Thompson of the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron of Naval Aviation.