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Folks, received this email copy from Mike Applegate, shipmate of the Little Rock. I offer it as is for anyone interested in attending. Wish I could afford the commissioning and this!

From: anthony reale <avreale56@gmail.com>
Date: June 27, 2016 at 7:04:21 AM EDT
To: Mike Applegate
Subject: US NAVY 50TH

Hello Mike,
how are you? Everything ok? I saw your pictures in NY, I am sure you had a great time.
Summer is at least here and our business is slowly picking up.
I have enclosed below the letter I would like to send to the several American communities of the many ships that came to Gaeta.
Do you think it is an appealing letter? Would you change something?
Could you post it on your FB groups?
You mentioned you could try and the pictures you took here at the Rock Garden would help.
Let me know what you think.
Thank you for your kindness.

Best regards
Anthony REALE

On February 7, 1967 the US Navy 6th Fleet flagship was first stationed in Gaeta.

In 2017 it will be 50 years of US Navy stationed here in Gaeta.
Because of this important anniversary I am planning to offer group rates for reunions in our town at the Rock Garden Hotel, anytime between March and July or between September and October 2017.

We could also provide additional services as:
Transportation from and to the airports in Rome or Naples.
Organize visits of Rome, Naples or other nearby towns.
Plan a different Italian meal each evening in a local restaurant here in the city of Gaeta.

Would there be a specific request I could try to plan it well ahead of time.

Price will vary by the length of stay, size of group and the optional services requested.
I am also arranging some set dates weekly packages for individual families to come to town and stay at the Rock Garden and enjoy Gaeta.
- Memorial day special Arrival on Saturday 27th check out on Thursday June 1st.
- 4th July special Arrival on Sunday July 2nd check out Friday July 7th
-Labour day special Arrival on Saturday September 1st check out on Thursday September 6th
Double room Five night stay Euro 400. Additional nights Euro 60.
Price includes room and Italian continental breakfast for two persons. All rooms with private bath and shower, TV, wifi, refridgerator and AC.
By all means these offers will be available to all US military, US Navy, US Army and civilians (and their families and friends)
that were involved with any of the ships that were docked in our hometown.
I will be also preparing a booklet and CD so if you have pictures, articles or stories that can be scanned and sent over It would be of great help for me.
I am working well in advance to be sure everything will be in place at least 5 months before the event.

As you know my family by means of our hotel business has been catering to the US Navy community in the last 50 years, since June 1st 1967.
As we are truely grateful to the US Navy community, present and past, I would like build up a respectful and proper celebration .

I look forward to know if you might be interested in coming to Gaeta.
I thank you


Anthony REALE

Anthony REALE
C/O Rock Garden
Via Torino 14
04024 Gaeta LT

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