Reunion Info

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August 18, 2023 

USS Basilone 2023 Reunion

The 2023 USS Basilone reunion being held in conjunction with Tin Can Sailors has been canceled due to lack of interest.  The Tin Can Sailors National Reunion will still be held in Baltimore, MD, September 23 to September 27, 2023.

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May 17, 2023

2023 Reunion Update

This year’s USS Basilone reunion will be held in conjunction with the Tin Can Sailors National Reunion to be held in Baltimore, MD.  The reunion will be held from Saturday, September 23, 2023 to Thursday, September 28, 2023.  If you plan on attending you can download the reunion information packet and additional information from the links below or call Tin Can Sailors at (800) 223-5535 to request a reunion information packet. 

Note:
1. Registration fee includes the following:
         Sunday’s First Timers Luncheon
         Monday night’s dinner
         Wednesday night’s dinner
2. There are different tours to sign up for, we are asking the crew of the Basilone to sign up for the Fort McHenry            Tour on Tuesday September 26th.  We are planning to have the Basilone Memorial service there.
3. If you plan on attending, please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. (See Hotel Information sheet)
4. You do NOT have to be a member of Tin Can Sailors to attend the Tin Can Sailors National Reunion.

 

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Reunion Year / Reunion Location / Host / # of Shipmates Attended / Memorial Service Location

1989 – Raritan, NJ

1994 – Raritan, NJ

1996 – Raritan, NJ – Host Charles Davis, YNC, 58-59 – 34 Shipmates Attended

1998 – Baltimore, MD – Host George Christenson, BM1, 65-67 – 68 Shipmates Attended – US Navy Memorial, Washington DC

1999 – Norfolk, VA – Hosts Henry Hepsoe, SMC, 56-61/ Jack Price, RMC 72-75 – 65 Shipmates Attended – General Douglas MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA

2000 – Fall River, MA – Hosts Tom Bembenek, OS1, 69-73/ John Moreau, RM1, 70-73 – 70 Shipmates Attended – USS Joseph P. Kennedy DD-850, Fall River, MA

2001 – Charleston, SC – Host Robert Barkalow, RD2, 64-65 – 84 Shipmates Attended – USS Laffey DD-724, Patriots Point, Charleston, SC

2002 – Placerville, CA – Host Jim Goodspeed, LT, 63-66 –  33 Shipmates Attended – American River Gold Discovery Site, Coloma, CA

2003 – Buffalo, NY – Host Richard Hadley, RM1 71-75 – 63 Shipmates Attended – USS Little Rock CLG-4, Buffalo, NY

2004 – Branson, MO – Host Jack Price, RMC 72-75 – 32 Shipmates Attended – Showboat Branson Belle, Branson, MO

2005 – Saco, Me – Host Jim Goodspeed, LT, 63-66 – 41 Shipmates Attended – Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, ME

2006 – Newark, NJ – Host Philip Poplaski, EN2, 69-70 – 22 Shipmates Attended – Basilone Monument, Raritan, NJ

2007 – San Diego, CA – Host Ray Jones, LT, 67-69 – 23 Shipmates Attended – Piazza Basilone, San Diego, CA

2008 – San Antonio, TX – Host Les Carter, MM3, 57-59 – 16 Shipmates Attended – Anderson Theater on the River Walk, San Antonio, TX

2009 – Chicago, IL – Host Geoffrey Bender, FTG2, 70-74 – 30 Shipmates Attended – USNTC Chapel, Naval Station Great Lakes, IL

2010 – Sarasota, FL – Host Greg Perkins, MMFN, 67 – 29 Shipmates Attended – Lido Beach Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, FL

2011 – Newport, RI – Host Jack Richie, MM2, 68-71 – 52 Shipmates Attended – USS Massachusetts BB-59, Fall River, MA

2012 – Syracuse, NY – Host Philip Poplaski, EN2, 69-70 – 22 Shipmates Attended – Sampson Naval/Air Museum, Fort Sampson, NY

2013 – Gettysburg, Pa – Hosts Frank Crouse, GM2, 52-55/ George Christenson, BM1, 65-67 – 49 Shipmates Attended – Civil War Battle Field Naval Memorial, Gettysburg, PA

2014 – Seattle, WA – Hosts Robert Terhune, LTJG, 64-66/Jim Goodspeed, LT, 63-66 – 15 Shipmates Attended – USS Turner Joy DD-951, Bremerton, WA

2015 – Santa Fe, NM – Host Frank Cowling, ETR2, 65-67 – 21 Shipmates Attended – Inn at Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2016 – Wilmington, NC – Host Richard Papesca, MM2, 68-70 – 30 Shipmates Attended – USS North Carolina, Wilmington, NC

2017 – Arlington, TX – Host Frank Stepka, SN, 70-73 – 23 Shipmates Attended – Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, TX

2018 – Milwaukee, WI – Host Karl Weber, BT2, 67-70 – 32 Shipmates Attended – Milwaukee County War Memorial, Milwaukee, WI

2019 – Atlanta, GA – Host Fred Gehrisch, ETN2, 66-68 – 22 Shipmates Attended – Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, GA

2020 – Cancelled

2021 – Cancelled      

2022 - Savannah, GA - Hosts Frank Stepka, SN, 70-73, Fred Gehrisch, ETN2, 66-68, 15 Shipmates Attended - Ft. Pulaski, GA

2023 - Cancelled                                                                                                                                   

 

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