Note: this is being published months after the fact, but as an archived post for information in the event of future presentations of the documentary, this is being shared here. The information for ordering copies of the documentary is also very helpful. The documentary is a must-see.
For STORIS Veterans and supporters who are interested and within travel distance, a viewing of STORIS: The Galloping Ghost of the Alaskan Coast is scheduled to be held 25 May 2016 from 1700 to 2000 in Washington DC. The presentation will be held at the US Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., #123 in DC. The event is open to the public
The documentary, as has been outlined in several other posts, is outstanding. Produced by Damon Stuebner and Rebecca Smith of Juneau, the documentary is a remarkable narrative of the history and accomplishments of the USCGC STORIS and her crews over her 64 years and five months of decorated service to the US Coast Guard. Run time is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.
I would strongly encourage anyone who is passionate about the ship to attend this screening. As it is being held in Washington, DC, we are hoping that we can have various officials, legislators and aides attend so that they can understand what we have lost, as STORIS Veterans, supporters and as a nation. If these officials show up, it will be an opportunity for STORIS Vets and supporters to speak directly to these government officials regarding the disrespectful and illegal disposition of the former Queen of the Fleet. Damon and Rebecca will be in attendance, as well, so this is a chance to offer a personal Bravo Zulu to them for their diligent efforts to pay tribute to The Mighty STO.
For those who cannot make the event, copies of the DVD are available for purchase. Damon can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or he can be messaged through Facebook for information on how to buy copies. Damon and Rebecca are in the process of building a Web page to provide a store option, but until that happens the only way to get purchase a copy is through the message options outlined above to arrange payment (check or PayPal invoice. Cost is $20 per copy. Shipping (Flat Rate Priority) is $6.80 for 1-3; $13.45 for 4-~20; or $18.75 for up to however many would fit in the large box.