Reunion Info

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May 21, 2022, From Frank Stepka, SN 70-73

Reunion News

Remember how things were going so well before everything hit the fan? After two attempts to visit Providence and one try for Nashville, we’re going to go with “Plan C”. This year’s reunion will be held in Savannah, Georgia! The reunion will start on Sunday, September 11th (Travel day, check-in (3:00 PM) & Welcome Meeting) and end on Thursday, September 15th (Farewell Banquet) with Check-out (12:00 PM) on Friday the 16th.

Click on the link below to download the reunion information packet.

Reunion information packet:  Download

If you need a name tag click on the link below to download the name tag order form.

Name tag order form:  Download

We forgot to include the Welcome Dinner Menu in the reunion info packet, below is the Welcome Dinner Menu.

Welcome Dinner Menu: Download

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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                                                                                                                                                   

 

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