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, Fla., 33484, or call 561-865-8495.
10th Division Support Groups are organizing their first reunion. Contact Ray Martineau for more information, 387 Boynton St., Bedford, N.H. 03110, or phone 603-622-6243 or email email@example.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, P.O. 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.
Patrol Gunboat 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Fla., 32656-8692, or call 352-473-2451 or email email@example.com.
USS BLAKELY (FF-1072) will have reunion July 14-17 in Charleston, S.C. For information contact John Klaers, 844 Carew Ave., Orlando, Fla., 32804, or call 407-647-2721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USS BOXER (CV/CVA/CVS21, LPH4, LHD4) Veterans Association Reunion, will be Aug. 25-27 in Somerset, N.J. Contact Ken Wyant, 5945 Mud Run Rd., Easton, Pa. 18040 or call 610-253-5347 or email email@example.com or to go www.ussboxer.org.
USS COONTZ All Hands Reunion 2005. There will be a reunion of all former crewmembers of USS Coontz 22-24 July 2004 in Norfolk, Va. For more information, please visit www.usscoontz.com or http://groups.yahoo.com/group.usscoontzddg40/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
USS ENGLAND (DLG/CG-22) will have a reunion June 23-27 in Charleston, S.C. For information contact Dennis O Brien, 909 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., H218, Placentia, Calif., 92870. Phone: 714-961-6840. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Iowa, 50315 or phone 515-285-7568 or email email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9) Association, Inc., will have a reunion Sept. 11-19 in San Francisco, Calif. at Sheraton Gateway Hotel at San Francisco Airport, 600 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, Calif., 94010. For reservations call 650-340-8500. Information contact Don Shade, 299 Kiantone Rd., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701-9370, or call 866-352-2469 or email LBCGN9@aol.com. or go to www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.
USS MISSOURI (BB-63) will have their 32nd reunion Sept. 1-5 in Albuquerque, N.M. 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 email@example.com.
USS PUGET SOUND (AD-38) will have a reunion Aug. 11-14 in Seattle, Wash. Contact John C. Seymour, 114 East Valleywood Dr., Collierville, Tenn., 38017, or call 901-853-1450 oe email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.usspugetsound.org.
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 William V. Pratt (DLG-13/DDG-44) will have a reunion Aug. 17-21 at the Charleston Clarion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Rd., Knoxville, Ill., 61448, or call 309-289-8750 or email email@example.com.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.