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2022 Portland, ME Reunion


Our Host Hotel
The Merry Manor—Best Western Hotel
Newly Renovated, A Popular Host for Military Reunions
Room Rate (Single or double) $109 (plus taxes, etc. (Call the hotel directly at (207) 774-6151 and be sure to ask for the FDR special rate).  Hotel is located at 700 Main Street
South Portland, Maine 04106

2900 sq ft Ready Room (Hospitality Suite for lubbers! ;)
Free Hot Buffet Breakfast in Ready Room
Free transportation to and from the Portland airport
Free Parking
Welcome party by hotel with cookies, beer, wine and soft drink
(We’ll add pizza to the party! )
Large indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

 Details in Newsletter CLICK HERE

Thanks to all who attended the Jax reunion and made it a great one!  Photos Here

Two Bell Ceremony at the newly restored FDR Memorial at Naval Station Mayport July 29, 2021.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Len Gaffga explains how to fly military space vailable Click Here to read or Here to watch   

All of the FDR's Flag Officiers are now listed on FDR Stats and History tab at the top.

Credit card scams discovered by George Thumudo READ  (please note when you click on read it will download the story; click the downloaded file to read)

Paul Ghysels has share a video of a final tribute to Rosie which he found on vimeo.com Check it out HERE

                              47 year old note discovered in bottle          anyone know Bob Klein   ?                      Read the Note

Bob served in VA-215 in 1970; does anyone rember him?

Two new "tabs" at the top of the page.  "The Legal Stuff" which has Minutes, By-Laws, and Treasurer's Reports. "Computer Corner" has useful information many may find helpful.  I've also rearranged the Reunion Photos by year which makes them easier to navigate.

Two of our shipmates have been kind enough to share stories of their adventures while aboard Rosie.

Len Gaffga's Stories are HERE and Skip Moyer has sent us a story HERE


Angelo Miceli (Wife Karen) G-Div. 1972-73 Belle Isle, FL
Wayne Richads (Wife Ann) VF-84 1969-71 Johnson City, TN
Edmund Deveau (Wife Lucille) V-2 Cats Div. 1959-62 Groton, CT
Fred Taylor (Wife Judie) OI Div. 1958-1960 Marietta, GA
Richard Cilley (Wife Anne) V-3 Div. 1972-75 Belmont, ME
Raymond Tralie (Wife Irene) X-Div/Print Shop 1968-71 Bellmawr, NJ
James Adair (Wife Judy) OI Div. 1974-77 Traverse City, MI
Frank Zmuda (Wife Bernadine) X-Div. 1969-1971 Mokena, IL
Richard Rutkowski CR_Div. 1956-1958 Kay Largo, FL
William Ellis (Wife Sue) E Div. 1975-1977 Gloulester, MA
John Miles (Wife Karen) OE Div. 1965-1966 Grove City, OH
James Sessoms Marine Det. 1966-1068 Jamaica, NY
Frank Bourrie (Wife Kappy) Med. 1975-76 Middleburg, FL
Gary Weber VA-15 1963-1964 Cashton, WI