The Kwaj Community Photo Album #6



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Kwajalein Community Shermie's Place


Shermie & Friends Band
Harold Lakabun & Milung Anitak
In memory of Alwin Poun and Mara Laina



Shermie & Friends
 

These guys were great musicians and family to
 Shermie.  Shermie & Friends band entertained
for many KMR parties Kwajalein and Roi-Namur.
They also performed at Joba Kabua's theater
on Ebeye, traveled to Pohnpei to play at the
Palm Terrace.  Shermie will always cherish the
memories of his musical buddies and fans of
at Kwajalein from the years from 1972-1997.


Shermie and Friends Band pose at the Roi-Namur Air Terminal upon their arrival.
From top to bottom: Lijon MacDonald, Shermie Wiehe, Brian Buckley, Mary Couture, Harold Lakabun,
Keju Balos, Milung (Jerry) Anitak, Mara Laina and Alwin Poun

Thanksgiving on Roi
Hourglass, Tuesday, December 16, 1975, Volume 13, No, 28258

Kwajalein residents were busy celebrating Thanksgiving here, but what went on at Roi-Namur, our neighboring island with approximately 250 bachelors living there?  Well, the Roi Rats had an opportunity to enjoy themselves to too.

They were both surprised and delighted when Shermie and His Friends gave up their Thanksgiving Holiday to play their great music free of charge for the Roi Rats who celebrated their holiday on their island retreat of Roi-Namur.  Shermie and Friends were given a tour of Roi-Namur.  KVZZI-FM sponsored Shermie's visit to Roi.  The band was presented with a beautifully decorated cake from all disc jockeys.  the cake was donated to KVZI-FM by the expert baker, Sol Taylor.

During Shermie's visit to KVZI, Shermie and all the his friends made a live broadcast talk show for the Roi Rats and neighboring islands.  The broadcast was both in English and Marshallese.

And talk about a show!  No words can describe the response from the Roi Rats to the professional talent of Shermie and Mary Couture and all the rest wit their backup music.

It was through the sincere efforts of Mr. Frank Serafini, Roi-Namur resident manager, and Mr. John Huntington, KREMS assistant manager, tat thi show was made available to Roi bachelors.  It is through men such as these that the moral of Roi Rats always remains very high.  All give their sincere thanks to Frank and John for making Thanksgiving Day 1975 a day to remember.

Roi Rats wish to thank Shermie and His Friends for their wonderful show, and hope you visit Roi-Namur again in the near future.
 


Shermie & his band - Yuk Club, 1974-75
Shermie - Harold - Mary

Emon Beach Entertainment
Curtis Young, Bob Klauser & Shermie
 

Shermie & Friends Band - 1977 - Going to Pohnpei
L to R: memory of Mara Laina, Harold Lakabun,
Milung Anitak, Shermie Wiehe and Alwin Poun

Entertainment at the Yuk - 1974
Shermie & Friends Band
 


Kalani Kealoha
Photo provided by Steve Vento


Lock, Stock, & Barrel
Musicians at right - Little Eddy, Mark Covington, & William (Bear) Bailey


Playing on a Tarlang Cruise - Shermie & Friends
Members of Shermie & Friends Band
L to R: Bob Thorton, the late Harry Kalihiki &  the late Brian Buckley


Leon Aguilar
My good friend always
Perkin-Elmer training, 1984
Neptune, NJ


Shermie & Friends Band - 1975
Lauren Rodecker, Bob Sanders, Gretchen
Rodecker, Mary Couture & Brian Buckley
Shermie Wiehe & Harry Kalihiki (Not in Photo)


Playing for the audience at the Yuk
Shermie Wiehe & Lynn Winterstine


Music Masters at the Yukwe Yuk Club - 1973
Memory of Lonnie Smith, Shermie Wiehe,
Lynn Winterstine, Memory of Tony Timas


My Hawaiian friend "Elika"
Member of "Shermie & the Fat Boys Band"
Hawaiian music at it's best - What a voice
this guy had.  I loved playing music with
Elika and Kalani - Kwaj 1995


Eddy & Shermie
Yuk Club 1974
"Shermie & Friends" Band
Shermie at the Piano
September 1889

In memory of Lonnie Smith, March 1974
My friend and band member

Jamming at Emon Beach, Curtis Young (bass guitar), Bob Klauser (Sax), Shermie Wiehe, Piano



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Kwajalein Community Shermie's Place