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Published: Wednesday, 2/22/2006

Military reunions

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 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, 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 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.

ASA men who were stationed in Helemano, HI as part of 860th AAU; 5th ASA FS; or Det. 5, 2nd Sig Svc Bn should contact George Akerheilm, 7636 Sturbridge Dr., Manlius, NY 13104, or call 315-682-9460 or email gjaker@juno.com. Next reunion will be May 4-7.

Association of Sons and Daughters of WWII Veterans, will lead a group to England and France during April 2006 to commemorate the 62nd Anniversary of D-Day landings, Battle for Normandy and the drive through France to the Rhine. For information call Sy Canton at the Association, 561-865-8495 or send inquiries to 5121 B Nesting Way, Delray Beach, Fla. 33484.

Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima, Inc. will return to the battlefield for a reunion, March 3-10. Interested veterans, families and friends can contact Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima at 703-212-0695 or fax 703-212-8567, or email: CombatVetIwo@miltours.com or go to www.miltours.com. the return is being coordinated by Military Historical Tours, 4600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22304-2517.

USS AMPHION (AR-13) former crewmembers will have a reunion May 4-7 in the Chicago area. Contact Lloyd Stagg, 7407 Lillie Ln., Pensacola, Fla. 32526, or phone 850-944-3302 or email ltstagg@msn.com.

USS ARCADIA (AD-23) former crewmembers will have a reunion May 4-7 in the Chicago area. Contact Andrew Malone, 38 Croyden Ln., Hicksville, NY 11801, or call 516-681-0725 or email arcd23@yahoo.com.

USS BOWEN (FF-1079) is planning a reunion for June of 2006 in Charleston, SC. Contact Ricky Burke, 925 Charter Club Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30043 or phone 770-338-1069 or email: ricky_burke@hsb.com.

USS BRADLEY (DE/FF-1041) reunion will be held Nov. 9-12 in Charlston, SC. Contact Bruce Gottsch, 20 Crambrook Rd., New City, NY 10956-4702, or call 845-634-3993 or email bgottsch@optonline.net or go to www.ussbradley.com.

USS CADMUS (AR-14) will be having a reunion May 4-7 in the Chicago area. Contact Robert E. Baschmann, 11231 Bullis Rd., Marilla, NY 14102, or call 716-655-5415 or email DinaMLRS@aol.com.

USS CAMBRIA (APA-36) Coast Guard and Navy crewmen will have a reunion in April 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. Contact David Stoll, 820 Carnation Dr., Wapakoneta, OH 45895 or call 419-738-3786 or email destoll@bright.net.

USS CHARLES BERRY (DE-1035) will have a reunion in March in Dallas, Texas. Contact Mac Christy, 841 Thomas Rd., Pomona, KS 66076, or call 785-255-4368 or email macheif@direcway.com or go to tiegertime.com/DE1035/

USS ENGLAND (DLG/CG-22) will have a reunion in June 2007 in Philadelphia, Pa. Contact Dennis O Brien, 2500 East EMperial Hwy #201-344, Brea, Ca. 92821-6121, or call 714-961-6840 or email dennis@ussengland.net. Also visit their website at www.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, Iowa, 50315 or phone 515-285-7568 or email arleaux@msn.com.

USS EUNICE (PCE-846) is planning a reunion for April 20-23 in Savannah, GA. Contact Harry Kalbach, 613 Sherman St., Menlo, IA 50164, or call 641-524-2811 or email Hkalbach@netins.net.

USS HALFBEAK (SS-352) is planning a reunion for 2006. Please contact Mike Martin, 2542 Deep Creek Rd., Palmyra, VA 22963, or call 434-589-8298 or by email: mikemartin@firstva.com.

USS HOLLAND (AS-32) is planning a reunion for July 20-23 in the Cincinnati area. Contact Jose Garcia, 1313 East Plum St., Laredo, TX 78040 or call 956-791-2039 or email jgarcia0212@sbcglobal.net.

USS JOHN HOOD (DD-655) will be meeting in Mobile, AL for the next reunion in the spring of 2006. Contact Alfred DiDonato, 5 Maple Ln., Topsfield, MA 01983 or phone 978-887-6034 or email: dinamlrs@aol.com.

USS JONAS INGRAM (DD-938) will have a reunion in Charleston, SC in October 2006. Contact Gary Weiss, 3616 Fairfield Dr., Clermont, FL 34711 or phone 352-241-8582 or email: BooWise@aol.com or go to www.geocities.com/dd938ji.

USS KEMPER COUNTY (LST-854) will have a reunion July 13-16 in San Diego, Ca. Contact Jim Simonson, 2931 Cooper Ave. South, St. Cloud, MN 56301, or call 320-253-2167 or email jsimonson@stcloudstate.edu.

USS KENNETH D BAILEY (DD/DDR-713) will have a reunion April 27-30 in St. Louis, Mo. Contact Robert Levine, 439 Weld St., West Roxbury, MA 02132-1109, or call 617-327-3286 or email rhl713@aol.com.

USS MADDOX DESTROYER ASSOC. (DD-168, DD-622 & DD-731), reunion will be June 21-25 in Portland, Oregon. Contact Ken Chestnut, 6844 Clara Lee Ave., San Diego, CA 92120, or call 619-582-1238 or email to maddoxman@cox.net.

USS MARIAS (AO-57) will have a reunion May 4-7 in Chicago, Ill. Contact Ray Bower, 3471 Blackjack Ct., Lake Wale, FL 33853 or call 863-676-4047 or email rabower@netzero.net.

USS MELVIN (DD-680) will have a reunion Oct. 26-29 in Charleston, SC. Contact Greg Hallahan, 161 Fiddler Pl, West Islip, NY 11795 or call 631-661-6030 or email tincangreg@aol.com.

USS PASCAGOULA (PCE-874) will have a reunion April 20-23 in Savannah, GA. Contact Harry Kalbach, 613 Sherman St., Menlo, IA 50164 or call 641-524-2811 or email Hkalbach@netins.net.

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

USS PURDY (DD-734) will have a reunion April 19-23 in Nashville, TN Contact Larry DiPasquale, 3744 Surrey Dr., Allentown, PA 18103-5329 or call 610-433-4787 or email chiefdi@juno.com.

USS SCHOFIELD (DEG/FFG-3) will have a reunion in the spring in Reno, NV. Contact Jack Knoblock, 370 Warm Lake Rd., Cascade, ID 83611 or phone 208-382-3771 or email knoblockjack@hotmail.com.

USS TARAWA (CV/CVA/CVS-40)) will have their 17th reunion in Albuquerque, NM, May 3-7. Contact Charlie Huck, 2842 Old EVansville Rd., New Harmony IN 47631 or call 812-682-4219 or email ashuck@evansville.net. (LHA-1) crewmen should contact MHMCM 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 18-21 in Branson, Mo. Contact Harold Anderson, 9479 Lake Canyon R., Santee, CA 92071 or call 619-562-4696 or email hnhusker@aol.com or go to usswabash.com.

USS WALTON (DE-361) are working on their first reunion. Contact Jerry Hudson, 4750 Co. Rd. 480, Tebbetts, MO 65080 or call 573-295-6335 or email marjer67@earthlink.net.



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