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Published: Wednesday, 7/30/2008

Military reunions

7th Armored Division will have its 62nd reunion Sept. 11-15 in Nashville. Contact Cheryl M. Higley, 292 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington, CT 06032, call 860-678-1018 or email to CMHIG58@aol.com.

10th Division support groups are organizing their first reunion. Contact Ray Martineau for more information: 387 Boynton St., Bedford, N.H. 03110; call him at 603-622-6243 or email him at xpunm@aol.com.

Members of the 62nd Tank Bn., in Kitzingen, Germany, who served from 1955-1958, are organizing their first reunion. Contact Sony Vanderpool, P.O. Box 151, Russellville, Ky., 42276, or call 270-725-4214.

97th Signal Battalion Association of the US Army reunions are held in different sections of the United States and all former battalion members and their families are invited to attend. Information, contact the Secretary, 3 High Ridge Circle, Uncasville, Conn., 06382, or call 860-848-0895. Information: Mike97th@myeastern.com or www.triedandtrue.org.

Patrol Gunboat Association (Asheville and Tacoma Class PG s, tenders and staffs), reunion will be Aug. 13-17, Holiday Inn Seattle-Renton, Seattle. Contact Terry W. McManuels, 1673 Kilt St., Virginia Beach, VA 23464, or call 757-479-2261 or email to macs@visi.net.

USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22) reunion will be Oct. 2-6 at Dulles Airport Hyatt, Herndon, VA. Contact Louis Turilli, 429 S. Roselle Rd., Roselle, IL 60172, or call 630-529-9875 or email to tluigi@msn.com.

USS BOXER (CV21/CVA21/CVS21/LPH4/LHD4) Veterans Association reunion will be Aug. 20-23 in Gaithersburg, MD. Contact Dick Yanko at 610-356-4874.

USS CANBERRA (CA-70/CAG-2, 1943-1970) reunion will be Oct. 8-12 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego. Contact Ken Minick, P.O. Box 130, Belpre, OH 45714, or call 740-423-8976, or email to crewservices@usscanberra.com.

USS COLUMBUS CA-74/CG-12 AND USS COLUMBUS (SSN-762) reunion will be Oct. 1-4 at Holiday Inn North, Dayton. Contact Allen R. Hope, president, 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, Ind. 46815-4505, or call 260-486-2221 or email to hope4391@comcast.net.

USS IWO JIMA Class Association, USS IWO Jima (LPH2/LHD7), USS OKINAWA (LPH3), USS TRIPOLI (LPH10/CVE64), USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH11), for all ship s company and all embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel, reunion will be Oct. 15-19 at the Marriott Hotel in Chesapeake, VA. Contact Robert G. McAnally, 152 Frissell St., Hampton, VA 23663, or call 866-237-3137 or email to yujack@megalink.net.

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS-36) will have a reunion Oct. 16-20 at Dulles Airport Hyatt, Herndon, VA. Contact Bill Barnard, 9638 Fox Hunt Circle North, Douglasville, GA, or call 770-943-0390, or email to bilz52@hotmail.com.

USS MADDOX Destroyer Assoc. (DD-168, DD-622, & DD731) reunion will be Sept. 3-7 in Oklahoma City. Contact Cliff Gillespie, 2118 Hines Rd., Jennings, LA 70546, or call 337-616-8450 or email cwgilles45@aol.com.

USS MISSOURI (BB-63) ASSOCIATION, INC., reunion will be Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in San Antonio, Texas. Contact Jack Stempick at 203-281-4693 or Bill Morton at 803-469-3579, or email to mo63@ftc-i.net.

USS MOUNT MCKINLEY ASSOCIATION will have a reunion in Reno, Sept. 7-11, for veterans of all branches of the military who served on the amphibious force flagship, USS Mount McKinley AGC/LCC-7. Contact Lee Temanson, 10749 108th Ave. North, Maple Grove, MN 55369-2609, or call 763-425-6315 or email to lateman@comcast.net.

USS REEVES (DLG24/CG-24) Association will have a reunion Sept. 11-15 at Holiday Inn Crystal City, Alexandria, VA. Contact Michael Robertson, 8701 Bradgate Rd., Alexandria, VA 22308, or call 703-780-2269, or email to michaelrobertson@cox.net.

USS RICHARD B. ANDERSON (DD-786) Association will have a reunion Sept. 3-7 at Wyndham O Hare, Chicago. Contact Rick Schindlbeck, 1711 SW 36th St., Lincoln, NE 68522, or call 402-438-9509 or email to r82646@aol.com.

USS SABINE A025 reunion will be Sept. 22-24 in San Diego. Contact John Clancy at 513-731-5463 or email to johnnyjcincy@yahoo.com.

The USS WALTON (DE-361) is holding its first reunion. Contact Jerry Hudson, 4750 Co. Rd. 480, Tebbetts, MO 65080 or call 573-295-6335 or email marjer67@earthlink.net.

USS WILLIAM V. PRATT (DLG-13/DDG-44) reunion will be Aug. 21-25 at Dulles Airport Hyatt, Herndon, VA. Contact Rodger Hall, 1286 Steakhouse Rd., Knoxville, IL 61448, or call 309-289-8750, or email to hallr44@yahoo.com.

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