SSN 680 REC FUND

SSN 680 REC FUND

Your generous support, in any amount, will be used to enable and augment USS William H. Bates (SSN 680) reunions, where shipmates can reconnect, supporting the prime mission of the Cold War Boats Association.

100% of your donation goes the USS William H. Bates (SSN 680) Association Rec Fund.

If you wish to contribute to website development, Cold War submarine artifact collection, and the acquisition of Cold War boat Personnel Diaries and Deck Logs, please donate the Cold War Boats Development Fund, found on almost every page of the www.coldwarboats.org website.

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NOTE: Currently no donations are tax-deductible, though we are working to establish not-for-profit status for the Association.

 

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