Byron D. "Jug" Varner
Commander, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Dear Friends,

Our beloved Byron passed on peacefully on November 17th, 2006. We hope you will join his family in celebrating his life and character, and what he has meant to so many people throughout the years.

Byron's passion was this Web site and the research and writing that provided information and perspectives for military active and retired families.

In his honor we will keep the site active and each day present a random article from the archives.

Bonnie Varner, Vickie Varner Johnson, Roy Varner, and Gary Varner

Bonnie J. Varner

Bonnie J. Varner (nee Guthrie) of Sarasota, Fla. passed away peacefully on August 28, 2016. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years (2006) Byron D. Varner (USN Ret.), she is survived by her three children, Vickie Johnson (Jerry) of Osprey, Fla., Roy D. Varner (Wendy) of Odessa, Fla., and Gary Varner (Resa) of Findlay, Ohio, and many beloved grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

She was a homemaker and loving supporter of her family. Her smile was special! She will be dearly missed.

From the archives:  

By LtCol Charles Revie USA, (Ret) forwarded by p38bob

In July 2006 a new database became available free of charge to the general public. It displays your personal information (names, addresses, phone number, birth dates). Social Security is available for a price.

You will be SHOCKED as I was. I do not know how many of our names are appearing in it, but I checked my own and a few other random ones and they were all there.

The spamming that will result could be unbelievable and identity thieves could have a field day!

Check to see if your name and information is in the database.

Take a look HERE, then type your name and click “Submit“.

If your name is there, and you don’t want it to be, send an e-mail to and request that they remove it along with all associated data.

After opting out by email, check back within a week or so to make certain your information has been deleted. If not, then file a complaint with your State Attorney General.

For Snopes information, click HERE.

I urge you to forward this article to your family and friends.