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January Lunch

Posted: 1/14/2019

Detroit Alumni,

With the new year we are going to add a new location to our lunch rotation with a lunch location on the East side.  We will start that next month.

For our January lunch we will meet on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at The Clawson Steakhouse at 56 South Rochester Rd. in Clawson 48017 at 1130.  Please email back for a reservation if possible, but last minute arrivals are always welcome.  See you for lunch and enjoy the Dark Ages!


Art Bryant

December Update

Posted: 11/28/2018

Detroit Alumni,


The Army-Navy Game Party is just around the corner, 13 days as I write this.  It looks tough for us this year, but always remember, anything can happen in the Army-Navy game!!  We need to hear from you if you are going to attend.  You can email me to let me know at Family and friends are welcome, so see you at George Murphy’s.  Details are on the flyer attached.


Please do not forget Dues payments for 2018.  The following members are paid up. Good on ya!.  Send checks made to USNAAA-Det Ch. to Art Bryant 1811 Hollywood; Grosse Pointe Woods, 48236.


Jim Acker   ’66

Mike Bennett

Vaughn Bennett   ’73

Chris Bernard   ’88

Jim Bianchi   ’81

Art Bryant   ’66

Tim Burns   ’71

Chip Campbell   ’76

Mike Casey   ’70

David Ciha   ’03

Brian Corcoran   ’83

Marya Davis   ’85

Brent Ditzler   ’83

Mike Droogleever   ’05

Mike Field   ’66

Jim Fleming   ’66

Latham Gravatt   ’00

Mike Johnson   ’79

Stanley Krasovic   ’91

Ryan Lally   ’04

John Lilly   ’55

Jerry Maniscalco   ’07

Ted Moss   ’61

Mike Novak   ’71

Howard Poson   ’59

Max Presecan   ’68

Gary Rheam   ’72

Maura Sanders   ’00

Todd Sanders   ’99

Charles Schott   ’85

Peter Schields   ’59

Joe Walsh

Adam Weiner   ’01


After a great win over Army, our Monthly lunch will be on Thursday, December 13 at 1130 at The Dearborn Inn’s Edison Dining Room. The Dearborn Inn is located at 20301 Oakwood Blvd; Dearborn 48124.  If possible, please RSVP back by email to help us with reservations.



Art Bryant ’66

November Lunch and Army/Navy Update

Posted: 11/10/2018

Detroit Alumni,

This is not a good year for Navy football.  We are 2 and 7 on the season, and Army is 7 and 2.  The only way to make it a winning season will be to BEAT ARMY!!  With that in mind, attached and below is the flyer for Army-Navy game party for our two alumni groups and relatives and friends.  I apologize for not putting the following info on the flyer:  “George Murphy’s At The Creek” is located on the Fox Creek Golf Course one mile West of Farmington Rd on 7 Mile Rd.  BEAT ARMY!!

Our November lunch will be on Tuesday, November 13 at Guy Hollerin’s in Ann Arbor at Hwy 23 and Plymouth Rd at 1130.  Please email me back at  for reservations if possible.

Future Schedule:

Dec. 8        Army-Navy game party

Dec. 13     Lunch at the Dearborn Inn


Art Bryant ’66

Army-Navy Game Party Flyer 2018

October Lunch

Posted: 10/6/2018

Detroit Alumni,

This Month’s lunch will be on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Beau;s Grillery Restaurant at 4108 West Maple Rd in Bloomfield Hills 48301 at, PLEASE NOTE, 11:45. (They do not unlock the doors until 11:30.) Please email back for a reservation if possible, but it is not necessary.

Next events are:

Nov. 13 Guy Hollerin’s Ann Arbor
Dec. 8 Army-Navy Game Party with Army as host at George Murphy’s Restaurant in Livonia. More info very soon.

Art Bryant

September Lunch

Posted: 9/12/2018

Detroit Alumni,

Navy football started off with a loss to Hawaii 59 to 41.  But last week we came back with a big 13 point rally in the 4th quarter and beat Memphis 22 to 21.  This Saturday there will probably be a lot of rain when we play Lehigh due to Hurricane Florence.

Our Sept. lunch will be on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at The Clawson Steak House at 56 South Rochester Rd in Clawson MI 48017 at 1130.  Please email me at for a reservation if possible, but not necessary.

Future schedule:

Oct. 11       Beau’s Restaurant  Bloomfield Hills

Nov. 13      Guy Hollerin’s          Ann Arbor

Dec.  8        Army-Navy Game Party with Army as host at George Murphy’s Restaurant in Livonia.  More info later.


Art Bryant

August Lunch

Posted: 8/4/2018

Detroit Alumni,

This month’s lunch will be on Thursday August 9 at the Dearborn Inn’s Edison Dining Room at 1130.  It is located at 20301 Oakwood Blvd in Dearborn 48124.  If you can attend please email back if possible for a reservation, or call me on 313-885-2174.
Due to several requests and some map work, we are going to add an east side location to our rotation after November when I-696 is completed.  Any suggestions on a restaurant would be appreciated.
Up coming schedule of lunches:
September 18 Tuesday      Clawson Steak House on 14 Mile in Clawson
October 11 Thursday          Beau’s Grill at Maple and Telegraph
Don’t forget dues of $20 are due.

Oct. 2018 Detroit Chapter Shipmate Article

On Monday, July 9 we had our Monthly lunch at Guy Hollerin’s Sports Bar in Ann Arbor.  We had one new member Jerry Maniscalco ’07 who just recently moved to Ann Arbor after leaving active duty and will be attending business school at U of M for the next two years.  It was also good to see Latham Gravatt ’00 again.  He works very close to our Ann Arbor location.  We had a lot of discussion on first deployments and best assignments.

June Lunch

Posted: 6/6/2018

Detroit Alumni,

The June lunch will be on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Beau’s Grillery Restaurant at 4108 West Maple Rd. in Bloomfield Hills 48301 at NOTE 1145.  (They do not unlock the door until 1130.)  Please email back for a reservation if possible, but not necessary.

The 4 Day All Academy Challenge resulted in $800,000 for Navy from 3500 donors!!

Next lunch dates are:

July 9          Guy Hollerin’s in Ann Arbor

August 9     Dearborn Inn in Dearborn


Art Bryant ’66

May Update & June Lunch

Posted: 5/31/2018

Detroit Alumni,

I have some interesting info on several items for you.  First, all the service academies are again joining in a giving competition this year that starts on Thursday, May 31 and goes for four days.    Although the amount raised is important, the main goal is to get large participation.  Navy has usually had the highest amount, but not the greatest participation.  Go to ALLACADEMYCHALLENGE.COM and donate even a small amount from May 31 to June 4.   GO NAVY!!

Number 2 –  I like to mention the Service Academy Career Conferences every now and then because they can be so helpful to Alumni.  Whenever you need one go to SACC Conference website and you will see a three year schedule of future conferences, 4 per year.  If you need more info email me.

Number 3 – I think most of you have heard at one time or another about the first class in the class of ’55, I think, who all marched off the field at the last P-rade leaving their shoes on the field.  Well, last week I was at the Naval Academy to present a prize for the Navy League at the awards ceremony.  As part of the festivities I attended the Color P-rade, the last P-rade of the year.  As the Mids marched off the guy next to me said “Look over there!”.  On the ground where part of the Color Company had stood, in about a 2 yard square area, were about 10 pairs of black shoes!  I loved watching a couple of mates scurrying out to pick them up.

Don’t forget dues of $20 are due now. Make check to USNAAA Detroit Chapter and send to Art Bryant at 1811 Hollywood; Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236.

Heads up that the next lunch is on June 11 at Beau’s in Bloomfield Hills.


Art Bryant ’66

May ’18 Lunch

Posted: 5/16/2018

Detroit Alumni,

Spring is finally here, and I have an inch of water in my basement.  Trade offs, always trade offs.  Well anyway, this month’s lunch will be at The Clawson Steak House on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 1130.  The address is 56 South Rochester Rd., Clawson MI 48017.  If you can attend please email me at  for reservation purposes.  If you can attend at the last minute, please do.  There is always room.

Here is a list of the next few lunch locations and dates, subject to change:

June  11    Beau’s in Bloomfield Hills      at  1145

July     9     Guy Hollerin’s in Ann Arbor  at  1130


Art Bryant ’66

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