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Brubaker/50

Mr. and Mrs. Brubaker and family

Happy 50th Anniversary,

George and Tudy!

George and Tudy Brubaker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary early with a family trip to Charleston, S.C., in October.

They all attended the three-day reunion aboard the USS Yorktown CV/CVA/CVS-10, which has been serving as a Navy museum. George was stationed aboard the Yorktown from January 1963 to October 1966 as a Radioman.

In the year 2000, he started searching for fellow shipmates and then all who have ever served on the ship. He has found tens of thousands living and deceased. Every year he provides the ship with the names of those who have passed away since the previous year’s reunion. They are then read at the Memorial Service held on the ship. This is a very somber but beautiful service.

On the final night of the reunion a banquet is held, and this year George was recognized for all his efforts over the years on finding shipmates. This was a very special moment with all his family in attendance.

Celebrating George and Tudy’s anniversary were daughters Emily Hoffman, Sarah and husband Chris Wagner, grandchildren Ashleigh, Amber and friend Mitchell, Jenna and Dylan.

They all enjoyed time at the beach at Isle of Palms, a horse and carriage ride, seeing Rainbow Row and the downtown Market as well as a harbor boat tour.

George and Tudy were married in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 4, 1967. George retired from the Navy and John Deere. Tudy retired from Black Hawk Abstract Co.

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