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Ronald J. Kohl
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Ronald J. KohlPersonnelman, 3rd Class Petty OfficerRonald Kohl PN3

From: Ronald Kohl
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 9:13 PM
Subject: PN3 RJ Kohl reporting for duty.


Old friend I have been looking for you for years.  Good to see your long update.  You are a busy man. 

Ron Kohl

Ron's son and wife Laura and Ron Kohl
Ron's son Raul and wife Laura and Ron Kohl
Ron's wife Laura Johnston Kohl is she is a bilingual 
public school teacher, author and was Jonestown Survivor.







 Veterans For Peace

Dear Ron Kohl,
To all of you who have supported the VFP Golden Rule Project financially – this year, and in previous years – please accept our heartfelt thanks!  

We also want to thank the volunteers who are directly helping, and the many others who have helped in the past, donating precious hours of their lives.  Without the generous support of both kinds, the Golden Rule would not be sailing today, and thousands of people would not know that the Golden Rule exists or the importance of a nuclear-free, peaceful, sustainable world.  

The 2015 season was fun and successful

We made stops in ten cities, with hundreds of visitors and thousands seeing the Golden Rule from shore!  The November 2015 issue of Golden Rule News tells the story with lots of pictures and you can read or download it here.

Several of us are busy with maintenance, repairs, and modifications to the Golden Rule and preparing her for educating and activating the public in 2016. 

We hope you will help get Golden Rule ship-shape by making a year-end tax-deductible donation.  Donors who give at least $100 become official Plank Owners and get a beautiful Plank Owner Certificate suitable for framing.

We’re excited about the summer 2016 voyage to the Pacific Northwest! 

Starting in June, The VFP Golden Rule Project will collaborate with local activists and experts in areas we visit to tell our story and to amplify nuclear, peace, and environmental messages in a dramatic way!  With her red sails emblazoned with a huge peace symbol and VFP logo, the Golden Rule will be hard to miss when she sails by the Trident Nuclear Submarine base on Hood Canal or arrives into Elliott Bay in Seattle during Fleet Week and SeaFair.  

In each port, the public will be invited to tour the boat.  Friends and supporters can even go sailing with us!   By educating as many people as possible and helping them connect with local anti-nuclear, peace and environmental groups, we will influence a change in public culture and push policy makers to abolish nuclear weapons, convert to safe energy sources, clean up radioactive waste, abolish war, and transition to a more just, sustainable economy.

Please help us get the Golden Rule to the Pacific Northwest with your tax-deductible donation.

Tentative plans: A Peace Boat in contrast to the parade of war ships of Fleet Week in Portland and Seattle; attending the Lake Union and Pt. Townsend Wooden Boat Festivals; and events at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and the Bangor Trident Nuclear Submarine Base.  The Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, located right at the Bangor base and protesting against the nuclear warheads there for many years, is a key partner for this momentous voyage.  For more information about plans for 2016, click here.

As Restoration Coordinator Chuck DeWitt said, “The Golden Rule is a weapon of mass education!”

This is truly a grass-roots effort and hundreds of donations have made the five-year reconstruction of the boat and the 2015 sail to San Diego and back possible.  With your support we can continue this important work!  Can you support the Golden Rule with a charitable gift during this holiday season? Any amount you can contribute is greatly appreciated!

Please visit for more information or to make your year-end tax deductible donation online.  You can also send checks made out to VFP Golden Rule Project and mail to:
VFP Golden Rule Project
P. O. Box 87
Samoa, CA 95564.

Have a peaceful, happy holiday season!
Helen Jaccard

VFP Golden Rule Project Director
415-794-5235 or 206-992-6364


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