Retirement Ceremony – CDR Erik “Reno” Franzen, USN


Lto R: Chaplain Bill Thompson, USA (Ret), CDR Erik Franzen, USN (Ret), and CAPT Noel Dahlke, USN.

On June 13th CDR Franzen, a regular at our luncheon meetings, retired after a 26 year career as an aviator in the United States Navy. Erik’s father, Dave, is a member of Gramps and is also a regular at our luncheons. The Invocation and Benediction were performed by our own Chaplain, Col Bill Thompson, USA (Ret). CAPT Noel J Dahlke, USN, Commanding Officer of NWSSB, made Welcoming Remarks after Erik’s daughter (Dave’s granddaughter) sang a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem. Erik, Shannon and their children are going to settle down in this area, near where he was raised. We will miss Erik in his official capacity as Executive Officer of NWSSB. He was instrumental in making our SOQ Awards Program a real benefit to the sailors at his command. Fair Winds and Following Seas.


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