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Dave Crabill

United States

MI

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My dad served in the Air Force and spent forty years in the Aviation industry. The tradition of the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles was upheld by him and he grew a global network through aviation. Forming Turtle Club Us was a way to honor my dad's memory. It makes me smile to picture him procuring Turtles in any setting.

The community of Turtles is motivating and I'm happy to be able to apply the skills of my team to develop this website as a resource and tool to keep the tradition alive.

Don't hesitate to reach out. Now, go forth and procure more Turtles!

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Joseph Melchionne

United States

Arizona

Darrell Smith

United States

AL

Tara Rose

Abram Shaffner

United States

PA

David Schutt

Austria

AK

andrew longsden

United Kingdom

greater manchester

John Youhouse

United States

Tennessee

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My Uncle Frank, a WWII veteran serving in the OSS, introduced me to Turtlehood in the early 1970's. I must admit, that my mind was in the"gutter". He talked me through it to get the right answer's. He presented a sticker that I proudly displayed for years on my truck. It read, "Member of the Confederate Order of the Imperial Turtle Association.

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Arcia Moss

United States

IL

Lorenzo .

United States

TX

Susan Hinckley

United States

Louisiana

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My friend and I were out with our dates and my AirForce boyfriend asked me

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Richard Levitski

United States

MI

Bradley Giebel

United States

MN

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Watched a space documentary.

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Torres Mayfield

United States

NJ

Michael Newland

United States

AZ

David Labens

United States

TX

rodger carter

United States

IN

at a party on kentucky lake

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Kevin DeLaruelle

United States

IN

Miles H. Schuman

United States

CT

BEN RUMSON (AKA Dean Springer)

United States

HI

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As the newest artillery forward observer assigned to the 2nd BN 9th FA in Pleiku, Vietnam one of my buddies there initiated me into the Turtle Club in late December, 1966. It had become a tradition for those of us who were attached to an infantry company to become a Turtle. We had no certificates or member cards of course but we certainly failed to answer the questions with clean minds but after 4 shots of 151 rum it didn't matter.

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Emmanuel Ganayo

Justin Steward

United States

INDIANA

Turtle club.us

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Tim Donovan

United States

NM

james heidbrink

Timothy Kosco

United States

New Jersey

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Through a friend.

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Ashlee Wolfgang

United States

PA

Eric Norem

United States

MO

Marian Washington

United States

TX

Dylan Callahan

United States

KS

justin hedricks

United States

TX

K.F. Kitchen II

United States

FL

Bob Schaeffer

United States

MO

CYNTHIA JOHNSON

United States

TX

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I was originally inducted into the turtle club in 1977. Membership card long gone, however, to this day I have never forgotten the password! 🐢

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Lester White

United States

MS

Rebecca Reese-Miller

United States

ms

Cord Ivy

United States

OK

Randall Scott

United States

SC

I was at a Masonic weekend in Philadelphia, PA and heard they were making Turtles, i wanted to learn more, once i was in the room I never looked back. I became a Turtle in May 1992. Since then I have procured well over 150 turtles. It's rewarding to be able to give back with such a small investment into the lives of those in need.

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Grant Smith

United States

IN

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I kept encountering AHOT amongst fraternal brothers and websites so I did a little research and found my way into this glorious pond. YBYSAIM

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Terell Torrence

Jerome Gage

United States

Mi.

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I became a turtle in the front room of the house I lived in when I was 10 years old. The Leopp’s And the Qwineville’s were over for a Christmas Party 🎄. Way back in 1972.🐢

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Charlene Y. Atchison

United States

PA

Paul Elseth

United States

WA

julia rogers

United States

NC

Psula Kay

United States

MO

Dca carfe

United States

MI

Brian Maclean

Canada

Ontario

Brian Kenny

United States

WI

I was made a Turtle in 1981 by a masonic buddy of mine! I made my cousin a Turtle on July 4th of 1981 and he carried the card in his wallet for 41 years until his recent death. I lost my card so I just rejoined!

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KaDoreyo Manning

United States

AR

Okeema Turk

United States

FL

Austin Whitlock

United States

NC

William Behrend Jr.

United States

MI

Cid Arceneaux

United States

LA

Iris Cooley

United States

IL

Steven Ackley

United States

CT

Frank Broz

United States

PA

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About 20 years ago joined Turtles. My number ID is 1113. I talked with Dave, Lead Turtle, who was out to Stanford for a graduation visit with his daughter.
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Since that time, I have signed up over 50 to join.

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Timothy Fowle

United States

AL

Lemuel Howard

United States

MD

Claire Weatherston

United States

CA

C L Timm

United States

AK

Jason MacKeen

United States

MA

Kelly Brown

United States

MD

Shawn Patterson

United States

TX

Justin Rowe

United States

KY

William 'Hawk' Bennett

United States

TX

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I became a proper Turtle after learning the proper etiquette & education at Aledo Square Dancing Club in 1990. Over the years, I had been involved in initiating a Turtle here and a Turle there, UNTIL I joined and became a Texas Freemason. Since then, I have become one of the Primary Initiating Officials at the Annual Waco Gathering of Turtles during the Texas Grand Lodge Communications each year. I have been involved in bringing to the Ancient Order of Turtles over 50 new Turtles each year. Therefore, I have taken on the title of Master Imperial Turtle by rights of Initiation and Raising of Turtles to the Ancient Order of Turtles 🐢 for over 30yrs. Creation of the Texas Brush Country Pond was made in 2018.

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Evan Turriff

United States

TN

Romy Snyder

andrew Longsden

United Kingdom

Tracy Boddy

United Kingdom

Teesside

Peter Jehle

United States

CA

Marsha M Head

United States

TX

Stephen Robinson

United States

KY

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My firefighter Uncle

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Sheldon Byrd

United States

NY

Latocha Duckworth

United States

FL

Mario Pilicic

Austria

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Roberto Rivera

United States

NY

Colin Bousman

Tawny Richardson

United States

TX

Brian Bolt

Canada

ON

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Bloop Bloop! I first became a Turtle in 1985. Many years later, the Lagerhead Turtle Pond was founded by myself and others in the summer of 2021 during Covid-19. We are proudly headquartered at Coop's Smokin' Wing House, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada. Our membership is slow moving, healthy and growing.

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Steve Hayes

United States

NC

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Invitation from a friend

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United States

Initiated by high school English teacher in 1970.

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Dick Gorman

United States

CA

Aaron Malcolm

United States

MI

Fernando Martinez

Jesse Vargas

United States

CA

Robert Frankel

United States

OH

Mark Mihalik

United States

PA

tommy pinkard

United States

VA

Antonio Fogle

United States

AE

Michael Little

United States

CT

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Well there I was….. having a beer with Chris Westerdahl and he says “are you a turtle?” To which I replied “no” and the next thing I know he said “we’ll be ready to have your life changed” and dug into his wallet….and the rest is still a mystery!!!

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Brenda Littlefield

United States

ME

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A Chaplin in the Widows son’s motorcycle group inducted me to a turtle. His name is Bobo…

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Francis X. MacFarlane

United States

TX

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I was initiated into the Ancient and Honorable Order of Turtles in the Summer of 1969 while sailing southbound across the Equator.

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Steven Gillman

United States

NJ

James Lyle

United States

KS

Samuel Anderson

United States

TN

Deonica Hawkins

United States

TN

Matthew Schumacher

United States

NY

Perry Davis

United States

MO

nelson Sanchez

United States

NC

Brian Hampton

GA

Michael Stecher

United States

CA

Tony Butler

United States

CA

After the raising of a few new Master Masons we go together for celebration and fellowship to honor the new members. During the celebration it was asked RUA...To which I had no idea how to answer. A fellow mason who had already answered the call, but did not respond correctly was called out and in turtle fashion treated the others to a round. It was very reminiscent of my time in the Marine Corps with challenge coins, and I said that I must be a part of this. Several of my fellow Masonic brothers joined in, and the rest as they say is history.

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Ed Fletcher

United States

Michigan

Rob Williams

United States

South Carolina

Became a turtle flying in Vietnam in 1971.

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Pinero Peek

United States

VA

Mark E Megee

United States

NJ

Frank Broz

Phil Maiorano

United States

NH

Steven Walker

United States

CA

Mark Salvati

Anna Shaw

United States

AL

Christopher Lloyd

United States

NC

Bill Smith

United States

FL

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I was in the United States Navy Seabees stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1962. I was at the Red Dog Inn and was asked by a mechanic if I was a turtle, I said no and he inducted me then and there. I have yet to fail to provide the proper response to the questions.

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Kimberly Ross

Pamela J Stephens

United States

OH

Janice Podgurski

United States

AR

Franklin Zepp

United States

TX

Charles Insley

United States

Ohio

Will McCully

United States

TX

Barbara Krzewicki

United States

MA

Bray Barnes

United States

NJ

1967 ROTC cadets with whom I worked at Scout Camp recruited many of us.

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Jesse Vargas

United States

CA

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1984 met a college in Atlanta Georgia and he was a turtle. Asked me if I wanted to join and asked me a few questions and viola! I’m a Turtle!

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DONNA G WAGNER

United States

CA

Laytin Reis

United States

MA

John Weber

United States

Indiana

Hard work and patience

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Nicholas LeMay

United States

IL

Tiffany Anderson

United States

VA

Was on Facebook and saw the #bloopbloop and wanted to know what it meant. So I did some investigation and found the Turtles.

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Brian Zeppa

United States

FL

John Fluke

United States

CA

Murray Leeper

United States

Texas

I was initiated in a respectable bar in Cincinnati, Ohio in the early 1960's. I do not remember the name of the Turtle who introduced me to the Brotherhood. My career involved much travel, allowing me to meet many Turtles all over the United States.

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DTurtle Tadeyeske

United States

WI

Joseph Krupa

United States

UT

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Well, when I was in highschool my best friend's mother was/still is a turtle. I asked her about it and she said I could be a member too but I had to answer the 4 riddles. I could not so she didn't let me in. About 10-15 years later I asked again and she sent me the like. I missed one riddle so I passed. Today, July 22, 2022 I answered them all correctly and feel I earned my place.

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Judi Ryan

United States

NE

Jimmy Yen

United States

Pennsylvania

Malachi Little

Terry Perkins

United States

KY

Robert Frankel

United States

Ohio

Jennifer Eilts

United States

AL

LINDA ZDARSKY

United States

WA

David Eason

United States

VA

Patty Vermillion

United States

FL

deon daniels

United States

FL

Monterio Harris

United States

MS

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BigTeddy Pond was started to gather like-minded brothers and sisters to fellowship and network under one goal of being a turtle. Bloop Bloop!!

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Denzil Mayle

United States

OH

James Eggert

United States

IL

Lou Cobb

United States

CA

Laura Dubany

United States

MN

My partner knows i love turtles., the occasional drink, being a good person and whimsy and he recruited me.

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Cindy Bragg

United States

FL

Kea Renea

United States

Texas

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OES / S.O.U.L #14
September 2022
🐢Came up on Galveston trip
G.O.D #33's 2nd Annual Boat Party.
Online Initiation - Dont Judge me!

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Anne Castrechino

United States

SC

Vincent Woodley

Otto Kaske

United States

South Carolina

On the flight deck in the Navy a long time ago!

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larry ritz

United States

okla

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Visited Marion lodge #56 May of 2021 as our group was leaving I was pulled aside and was asked to do the turtle degree, oh hell yes and what a great privilege it was to have it done in the same Lodge as the Duke did his degrees.

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Bradley Larsen

United States

MO

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I heard people talking about it and did some research.

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Dennis King

United States

GA

Linda Grubbs

United States

VA

Jermaine Hollis

United States

TX

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I was hatched at Camp Humphrey Korea in 2001 in the 348th Quartermaster Company Barracks.

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Aidan Crossen

United States

MO

Keion Hall

United States

NC

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I came to college and didn’t really know anyone when a girl came up to me and asked if I wanted to go out and party during homecoming and when I went we started drinking and I seen turtles who were close and had a bond with each other and we’re drinking a lot more then I could so I wanted to join them for the night and when I did I became close and always hung out with them so I decided to become a turtle to have a closer bond with them and meet new people

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Riva Neam

United States

MD

I became a turtle when I was in college, 49 years ago. My friend and I met a turtle and became turtles. The years flew by and yesterday I was walking home from work and I saw a bumper sticker asking Are You a Turtle? I tapped on his window and said
You Bet your Sweet Ass I Am!!! It’s about time I got my turtle rating back

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don Heringhaus

United States

OH

Joel D Ratliff, Sr.

United States

Virginia

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I became a turtle while stationed in Thailand in the United States Air Force during the early 1970s. I have enjoyed being a turtle and have made many more!

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Jason Flint

United States

MN

Started with the Interstellar Assoc of Turtles when I became a pilot. Also joined the International Assoc of Turtles. So I had a head start on the questions!

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Ricky Swalm

United States

PA

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One Saturday night at our state convention we had a ceremony in the President's suite and we all had a great time becoming turtles. That was about 28 years ago.

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Kevin Thomas

United States

FL

Michael Bledsoe

United States

MI

Blake Bolling

United States

AL

The night before my college graduation in 2014, a few of my buddies and I were invited by one of my fraternity brothers.

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Omar Rosado

United States

NJ

Sarah Hansen

United States

OR

Guy Moore

United States

IL

Jonathon Ferguson

United States

MI

Dean Fassnidge

United States

OR

THOMAS GIFFIN

United States

VT

Samuel Watson

United States

NC

While at a meeting of another ancient fraternal organization, I was helping a member sort out an issue with his membership card for that organization. And while he was rooting through his wallet, he pulled out a green card and asked me "Are you a Turtle?" So of course, I said "What?". After several minutes of stories and the prescribed questions, I found myself to be a Turtle. The member that had made me a Turtle happened to be an elder member of that organization and a former Vietnam-era Navy fighter pilot. The exchange was rather short but struck me. I was honored that this member chose to share a little bit of his life story with me. And, I am honored to be made a Turtle by him.

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VINCENT WOODLEY

United States

PA

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