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Published: Wednesday, 4/13/2005

Military reunions

5th Army Association World War II is offering a final tour of Italy departing New York on June 15, 2005. This will be a 10 day tour visiting Rome, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Sorrento and a special stop at the American Military Cemetery near Anzio. Former members of the many combat Divisions and Support Groups, their families, friends, and those interested in the history of the U.S. 5th Army can contact Sy Canton at 5277B Lakefront Blvd., Delray Beach, FL 33484, or call 561-865-8495.

6th Bn, 80th Artillery will have another reunion April 21-24 in Baltimore, MD. For information contact Arvon Staats at 4325 NW 60 St., Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Phone 405-942-7199, email astaats@ionet.net.

10th Division Support Groups are organizing their first reunion. Contact Ray Martineau for more information, 387 Boynton St., Bedford, NH 03110, or phone 603-622-6243 or email xpunm@aol.com.

62nd Tank Bn, in Kitzingen, Germany, those who served during the time frame of 1955-1958, are organizing their first reunion. Please contact Sony Vanderpool, PO Box 151, Russellville, KY 42276, or phone 270-725-4214.

97th Signal Battalion Association of the US Army has formed an active Association. Reunions are held in different sections of the United States and all former battalion members and their families are invited to attend these functions. For more information contact the Secretary, 3 High Ridge Circle, Uncasville, Conn. 06382, or call 860-848-0895, or email Mike97th@myeastern.com or visit www.triedandtrue.org.

ALEUTIAN ISLAND WW2 Veterans will reunite June 3-5 in Dyersburg, Tenn. For information contact Al King, POB 130327, Sunrise Fla. 33313 by May 2.

ASA Men, who were stationed in Helemano, HI as part of 8605th AAU, 5th ASA FS, or Det 5, 2nd Sig Svc Bn are asked to contact George Akerhielm, 7636 Sturbridge Dr., Manlius, NY 13104, or phone 315-682-9460 or email gjaker@juno.com. The next reunion will be May 19-22 in Baltimore, MD.

Patrol Gunboaat Association Reunion for Asheville and Tacoma Class PG s Tenders and Staffs, will be July 13-17 at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Marriott Hotel. Contact Terry W. McManuels, 1673 Kilt St., Virginia BEach, VA 23464 or phone 757-479-2261 or email macs@visi.net.

Swift Boat Sailors Association will have a reunion May 26-29 at the Marriott Downtown Hotel in Saint Louis, MO, contact Joe Ponder, 6986 Deer Springs Rd., Keystone Heights, FL 32656-8692, or call 352-473-2451 or email josephponder@cs.com.

United States Atlantic Fleet Air Force Composite Squadron VC-7 will have a reunion April 28-May 1, in Reno, Nev. Contact Joe D Ambrosio, 10645 Calvine Rd., Sacramento, Calif. 95830. Phone: 916-689-6924.

U.S. Navy Seabees NMCB 121 Vietnam & 121st NCB WW II will reunite in Biloxi, Miss. on April 28 until May 1, 2005. Information: Nick Donlick, P.O. Box 893, Cedar Park, Texas 78613 or 512-335-0678. E-mail: MCB121@mail.com

USS AMPHION (AR-13) will have a reunion April 22-24 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Contact Lloyd Stagg, 7407 Lillie Ln, Pensacola, Fla., 32526, call 850-944-3302, email lstagg@msn.com.

USS ARCADIA (AD-23) will have a reunion April 21-24 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Contact Andrew Malone, 38 Croyden Ln., Hicksville, NY 11801, phone 516-681-0725 or email arcd23@yahoo.com.

USS BLAKELY (FF-1072) will have reunion July 14-17 in Charleston, SC. For information contact John Klaers, 844 Carew Ave., Orlando, FL 32804, or call 407-647-2721 or email jdklaers@aol.com.

USS BOXER (CV/CVA/CVS21, LPH4, LHD4) Veterans Association Reunion, will be Aug. 25-27 in Somerset, NJ. Contact Ken Wyant, 5945 Mud Run Rd., Easton, Penn. 18040 or call 610-253-5347 or email kgwmrr@aol.com or to go www.ussboxer.org.

USS CADMUS (AR-14) will have a reunion on April 21-24 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Contact Robert Baschmann, 11231 Bullis Rd., Marilla, NY 14102, phone 716-655-5415, or email DinaMLRS@aol.com.

USS CAMBRIA (APA-36), Coast Guard and Navy crewmen, will have a reunion April 14-17, in Columbus, Ohio. Contact David Stoll, 820 Carnation Dr., Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895, phone 419-738-3786 or email destoll@bright.net.

USS Dahlgren (DLG-12/DDG-43) will have a reunion June 30-July 5 at Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, contact Joe Coventree, 284 Gramercy Dr., Clifton Heights, PA 19018, or call 610-259-6416 or email dahlgren12joe@webtv.net.

USS Dale (DLG-19/CG-19) will have a reunion July 27-31 at Valley Forge, PA, contact Mike Pensinger, 2424 Sewels Point Rd., Norfolk, VA 23513, or call 757-857-3767 or email webmaster@ussdale.com.

USS DOYLE (DD-494/DMS-34) Association will have a reunion April 27-May 1 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Virginia Beach, VA. Contact Ted Hoch, Box 156C, RD-3, Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914, or phone 570-596-2426 or email thochjr@npacc.net.

USS ENGLAND (DLG/CG-22) will have a reunion June 23-27 in Charleston, SC. Information contact Dennis O Brien, 909 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., H218, Placentia, Calif., 92870. Phone: 714-961-6840. E-mail dennis@ussengland.net.

USS ENTERPRISE, officers and crew who took part in Operation Sea Orbit, will have a reunion, for information contact Gary Arlaud ADR3, 111 E. Leland, Des Moines, IA 50315 or phone 515-285-7568 or email arleaux@msn.com.

USS EUNICE (PCE-846) will have a reunion April 14-17 in Mobile, AL Contact Harry Kalbach, 613 Sherman St., Menlo, IA 50164, phone 641-524-2811 or email Hkalbach@netins.net.

USS KENNETH D BAILEY (DD/DDR-713) will have a reunion in April in Pittsburgh, Penn. Contact Robert Levine, 439 Weld St., West Roxbury, Mass. 02132-1109, phone 617-327-3286 or email rhl713@aol.com.

USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) crew who served until the completion of Operation Sea Orbit will have a reunion July 14-17. Contact Garland Overfelt, 7364 Shadow Hollow Ln., Boones Mill, VA 24065, or call 540-774-6570 or email lngbchtgr@cs.com.

USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) Association, Inc., will have a reunion Sept. 11-19 in San Francisco, Ca. at Sheraton Gateway Hotel at San Francisco Airport, 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, Ca. 94010. For reservations call 650-340-8500. Information contact Don Shade, 299 Kiantone Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701-9370, or call 866-352-2469 or email LBCGN9@aol.com. or go to www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.

USS Macomb (DD-458/DMS-23) Association will have a reunion April 27-May 1 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Virginia Beach, VA, Contact Ada Rives, 132 Lone Oak Dr., Attica, Mich., 48412, or call 810-664-8010 or email joada@blclinks.net.

USS MARIAS (AO-57) will have a reunion April 21-24 in Myrtle Beach, SC. Contact Ray Bower, 3471 Blackjack Ct., Lake Wales, Fla. 33853, phone 863-676-4047.

USS MISSOURI (BB-63) will have their 32nd reunion Sept. 1-5 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The festivities will include a gala celebration at a local ranch, beer bash, formal dinner dance, memorial ceremony, and a visit to a local casino. For more information contact Herb Fahr at 516-931-1769 or MoBB63Mo@aol.com. or Jim Behling at 330-650-5529 or jebbbehlin@gwis.com.

USS PASCAGOULA (PCE-874) will have a reunion April 14-17 in Mobile, AL. Contact Harry Kalbach, 613 Sherman St., Menlo, Iowa 50164, phone 641-524-2811 or email Hkalbach@netins.net.

USS PAWCATUCK (AO-108) will have a reunion May 1-5 in Norfolk, Va. Contact David Willis, 15807 Cimarron Dr., Surprise, AZ 85374, phone 623-214-9835 or email dwshs53@aol.com.

USS PUGET SOUND (AD-38) will have a reunion Aug. 11-14 in Seattle, WA. Contact John C. Seymour, 114 East Valleywood Dr., Collierville, TN 38017, or call 901-853-1450 oe email rebels45@yahoo.com or go to www.usspugetsound.org.

USS Purdy (DD-734) will be having a reunion April 20-24 in Jacksonville, Fla., contact Larry DiPasquale, 3744 Surrey Dr., Allentown, Pa. 18103-5329, phone 610-433-4787, or email chiefdi@juno.com.

USS Roanoke (CL-145) will have a reunion April 21-24 in Valley Forge, Pa. Contact Thomas Carter, 620 Torrey Oaks Ct., Longwood, Fla. 32750, phone 407-767-9075, or email tomtinac@earthlink.net.

USS SAN MARCOS (LSD-25) former crewmen will be going on a Bermuda Cruise for their 2005 reunion. Contact Ray Willis, 2899 Sherwood Dr., Lima Ohio 45805, or call 419-331-4699 or email DinaMLRS@aol.com.

USS SCHOFIELD (DEG/FFG-3) will have a reunion April 29-May 1 in Charleston, SC Contact Jack Knoblock, P O Box 72, Marshfield, VT 05658, phone 802-426-3314 or email knoblockjack@hotmail.com.

USS SHEA (DM-30) will have a reunion May 5-8 in Pensacola, Fla. Contact Ernie Dyal, 1100 Williams St., McRae, GA 31055 or phone 912-868-6120.

USS Tarawa (CV/CVA/CVS-40) will have a reunion April 28-May 1 in Harrisburg, Penn. Contact Charlie Huck, 2842 Old Evensville Rd., New Harmony IN 47631, phone 812-682-4219 or email ashuck@evansville.net.

USS Tarawa (LHA-1) will have a reunion April 28-May 1 in Harrisburg, Penn. Contact Bill Poindexter USN Ret, 620 Fig Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910 or email poindexter16@cox.net.

USS WABASH (AOR-5) will have a reunion May 12-15 in Albuquerque, NM. Contact Harold Anderson, 9479 Lake Canyon Rd., Santee, CA 92071, phone 619-562-4696 or email hnhusker@aol.com or go to www.usswabash.com.

USS William V. Pratt (DLG-13/DDG-44) will have a reunion Aug. 17-21 at the Charleston Clarion Hotel in Charleston, SC, contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Rd., Knoxville, IL 61448, or call 309-289-8750 or email hallr44@yahoo.com.

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