Gateway Treasure Hunters Club (GTHC) of Wareham, MA was contacted by long time member Eleanor Hube. Eleanor is the owner of J&E Enterprises 54 Old Main St. in South Yarmouth MA. She said she had a request from a man named Patrick Stanton of Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT). Patrick was looking for help locating a ring for friend named Al Boragine. Eleanor was asking for some of the members of GTHC to come down to Harwich, MA to assist in the hunt on a warm Saturday morning for the ring.
A little over a year ago, 90 year old Al Boragine a USMC Veteran of Harwich Port, MA was doing volunteer work for HCT clearing some brush and later noticed his Marine Corps ring was missing from his hand where he had proudly worn it for 70 years.
On Saturday June 18, 2016, Members of GTHC gathered at the Harwich Conservation site to hunt for Als’ ring. Not more than 5 minutes into the Hunt the ring was located and extracted from the ground by member Dr. Mike Meyers. Mike returned the ring to Al who, with a grand smile, proudly placed it back on his hand.
Al Boragine joined the United States Marine Corps at the young age of 17 in 1944, during WWII with the 1st Marine Div. in the Pacific. He served in two armed campaigns in Peleliu and Okinawa. He was assigned to occupation duty in China before returning home and being Honorably Discharged.
Al then worked for N.E. Telephone until his retirement in 1981. He was Married in 1949 and helped raise 3 Sons, one of which followed his footsteps and joined the Marines. Al still volunteers at the HCT, the USMC League and his Church.
The Gateway Treasure Hunters Club was Thrilled to be part of finding and returning this ring to Al. We gave him our card in case he or anyone he knew ever need help and presented him with a GTHC Club T Shirt.
As a group we say “Thank You for Your Service to this Our Country.”
“I’m Sorry to inform you that due to Changes with the town requirements and new fees and applications we are unable to get things settled with the town in time to organize this years Hunt.. There are a lot of local politcal changes that have changed how we are going to be able to get things organized which will take more time than we have available. If there are any changes we will contact you asap. Thank you for your anticipated understanding.”
~ Thomas Smith GTHC
Monthly Meetings are held the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of every month at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Wareham at 7:00 PM.
Guests welcome anytime.
The address is: 462 Main Street, Wareham, MA 02571.
(FROM the West: Take 195 East to Exit 21 (Wareham Route 28). At the end of the exit – go right onto Route 28. Stay right at Texaco Station. Continue past the Congregational Church and green – bearing right at the end of green. Wesley Church is almost immediately on your right.
We now have a Twitter account. We’re @GTHC2 – if you have an account please follow us. We need you to re-tweet our posts. The idea is to raise awareness of the Open Hunt coming up in May. Thank you
February Guest Speaker: Tony Brogna of White’s Metal Detectors
Our guest speaker for February was Tony Brogna of White’s Metal Detectors. He brought two detectors to show demos on the V3i and the Vision. He went over the details in regard to the settings, screens, options, battery packs, usage, customizable sections and more. He brought the new Pin Pointer which sounds like it’s been hard to keep in stock!
Tony kept our attention, gave us great information, and fielded questions from the audience.
Tony’s contact information is:
White’s of New England
Sales area: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, & Rhode Island
977 Central Street Stoughton, Massachusetts 02072
Telephone: 1-781-436-8951 Fax: 1-781-436-8954
The January guest speaker: Howard Hewitt
“GTHC January Meeting was well attended and Howard Hewitts’ Program kept everyone in their seats explaining his passions and experiences in Metal Detecting, Archeology, Historical Research, and historical Finds. His Displays of finds was Wicked Awesome to say the least and to think what we saw were but a tip of the Iceberg of his collections… Thanks to you all who did come it was nice to meet the new people of our FB Group, new members and hope to see more of you in the future. HH” – Tom Smith (Photos from contributed by members, to see more visit our facebook group)