It was a very important day on Thursday, December 12, when the Grampaw Pettibone Squadron had the Sailors of the Quarter from the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station as their guests. Certificates of Appreciation and other gifts were presented to this outstanding group.
Sailors of the Quarter from the Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach:
- Senior Sailor of the Quarter: MA1 Michael Williams
- Junior Sailor of the Quarter: MA2 Keegan McFarland
- Blue Jacket of the Quarter: MA3 Dylan Misek
Sailors of the Quarter from Navy Munitions Command Pacific Conus West Division Unit Seal Beach, CA:
- Senior Sailor of the Quarter: MN1 Aaron Tejada
- Junior Sailor of the Quarter: GM2 Thomas Perkins
- Bluejacket of the Quarter: GM3 John Cesar
Several were not able to attend because of necessary involvement in activities at the base (McFarland, Tejada, and Perkins).
Tim Brown, Commanding Officer for Grampaw Pettibone Squadron, and MNC(SW/EXW) Justin Tassey, Senior Enlisted Advisor, Munitions Command Pacific Seal Beach, West Division, Seal Beach, participated in the presentation of Certificates of Appreciation for these outstanding sailors. Local restaurants participating in honoring the SOQ’s were: Avila’s El Ranchito Mexican Restaurant, California Pizza Kitchen. Chick-fil-A, Corner Bakery Café, Finbar’s Italian Restaurant, Fish Camp, Glory Days Beachside Grill, Harry’s Grill, O’Malley’s on Main, Peachwave Seal Beach, Santa Fe Importers, Spaghettini, The Crab Cooker of Newport Beach in Tustin. and Yucatan Grill Also, the USAA Insurance Company presented attractive medallions to the honorees.
Grampaw Pettibone Squadron, part of the Naval Association of Aviation, meets at the Elks Lodge in Garden Grove.
This article was written by Bill Thompson, Grampaw Pettibone Squadron.