William Tuerk responded to the Association in the negative. Dick Rohde indicates:
a. It is my understanding that Mr. Rinker knew that the monument represented the three ships.
b. There are not three ship’s associations, only two. SBR Survivors Association and Johnston/Hoel Association.
c We already have a space at the cemetery for the bronze plaque, on the existing monument.
d. I am not aware of a “Johnston/Hoel/Roberts Monument Committee”.
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