Reunion Info.



The 1999 reunion (21st) was held in September in Helena, Montana.  Recently the reunion was expanded to include the ships in Des Ron Squadron 4 which was stationed in Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941.  It has also included members of the Australian Navy.   An Australian World War II veteran talked about his experiences in the war. 

The following ships were represented at the reunion, U.S.S. Astoria, U.S.S. Bagley, U.S.S. Blue, U.S.S. Helm, U.S.S. Patterson, U.S.S. Ralph Talbot, and the Australian ships H.M.A.S. Australia, H.M.A.S. Canberra,  H.M.A.S. Hobart.  The year 2000 reunion will be held September 19th to the 24th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   The  yearly dues are $20.00 to cover the cost of mailing newsletters.   The reunion will include mementos from several of the ships.  Making it to the last reunion was a bell that was on the U.S.S. Blue (sunk in the battle of Guadacanal) and a piece of metal from the side of the U.S.S. Patterson with a shell hole through it.


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