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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

We Are Very Grateful For Everyone Who Has Helped By Volunteering Or Donating

Ralph via SAT phone (transcribed)
Hi this is Ralph again. I just want to take a second to thank everybody who has helped this project. There are so many people that have helped, from Bruce, to Renee, to Trent, to Trey, to Bernie, Barbro and Christian, to John, J. C., John McDaniels, Bucky. I probably should have never have started this. Thank you to everyone. I know there are so many that I have not named. So many that have put in so much time, and to those who have written checks. We are very, very grateful for each donation and every check that has been written. The ones that made it possible of course are I Am Second and Interstate Batteries that made the beginning of this voyage possible. They provided enough so that we could leave. Then Benco Insurance Planners with John Koko, and George who have helped us out financially, as well as Boat U. S. By the way everyone ought to have boat tow insurance. Boat U. S. has helped us as well. There are many others who have donated. I could not begin to name them all, I am just very grateful for all of the $20 donations, the $30 donations, etc, all of those add up. Al and Pat Hagan donated $1,000. We are very grateful for all of you.
By the way for those of you that don’t know it, the “John Koko” iceberg, is now nationally named, at least by Ralph and Bob Brown. It is a pedestal iceberg right off the coast of Battle Harbor. It is named for John Koko. What most people do not know is that John was a wounded Purple Heart veteran from the first Iraq war. John we thank you for serving.
You have a great day and God bless you. Bye Bye

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