mates
mates

Two shipmates in the U.S. Navy more than four decades ago will be serving their Masonic Brethren in 2002. Marvin A. Cunningham, Sr. will serve as R.W. Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania and Robert Yeager, who now is President of the Pennsylvania Shrine Association, will serve as Potentate of Rajah Temple, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Reading. The two served together from 1958 to 1960 aboard the USS Boston (CAG1), the Navy's first guided missile cruiser. At the time, Bro. Cunningham was a dental technician 2C and Bro. Yeager was a machinist mate 2C.

With Rosalie Cunningham looking on, the two had a grand time paging through the history book of the USS Boston and reminiscing about their tours of duty in the Mediterranean ­ Greece, Italy, Spain, Majorca, and Tunis, where they were on the first U.S. ship in there since World War II ­ and the Caribbean ­ Guantanamo Bay, San Juan, Martinique, St. Thomas, Trinidad, and Jamaica.

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