Oct 18, 2014 – From Unit 127 Secretary Jane Barachina
Branch 127 Bicol Region was chartered October 19, 1949 by 15 shipmates who were all survivors of World War II. We celebrated the 65th foundation anniversary together with the 224th Coast Guard Birthday and 239th Navy & Marines Birthday last October 18, 2014. This time we look for a bigger and cozy place to celebrate it. As a starter, we invited a VA representative, the Assistant Regional Director in the name of Nicholas Pamperin, he assured us his presence for a Forum at 2pm, but unfortunately his flight was cancelled. So no forum happened, the affair opened up with the two-bell ceremony, afterwards, the awarding of certificate for 40 years continuous membership to SM ULPIANO M. FULGUERAS who was accompanied by his wife. Holy Mass fallowed at 5pm and a sumptuous dinner afterwards. Program started at around 8pm and followed by a dance dance night all night to the tune of a 15-man live band.