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From Dean Shipe:
As some of you know, I unexpectedly lost my Brother last month. I was planning on having a mini reunion around that time.
Sooo... After numerous requests, Ray Hough and I have picked Thursday, September 19th. Location will be where it has been in the past; The Mechanicsburg Club (333 Heinz St.). Keep in mind, this is a one day/afternoon reunion and the club is MEN ONLY! Those who have been there before can tell you that it's a "posh" establishment with excellent food (the club has its own chef). I will post the menu closer to the date.
Hopefully Bob Siefker will also post this on the appropriate sites.
This is for FDR shipmates only. Please respond (firstname.lastname@example.org) soon as possible. We may have to limit the number of attendees.
See the photos of the 3 Sister's Reunion HERE
Taking a new approach for the photos (as they are difficult to work with through this site). Clicking above will take you to the Amazon Photo site where you can view all the photos. Once on the site you can look at each photo one at a time or scroll down to see all of them. Also, you can download them by clicking on the 3 dots at upper right. (Note: you do not have to join or have a Google Photo account)
Souvenir DVD of Three Sisters Reunion!
Steve Suslik, a Midway Museum volunteer, captured video and still images of the just concluded Midway Class ("Three Sisters") Reunion in San Diego. Steve has done two previous reunion videos for the Midway Veterans Association, and they have reportedly been excellent.
If you're interested in purchasing a copy of this DVD, containing a video of the Grand Banquet program as well as photos from much of the historic 3 Sisters Reunion, please provide the following information to me as soon as possible:
- your name,
- ship (Midway, FDR, Coral Sea),
- mailing address,
- email address,
- phone number.
The price for the DVD (delivered by US Mail), with sleeve and 3 Sisters cover design, is $20.00.
Once you provide your contact info, Steve will be in touch to collect the money from you.
Note: if you filled out a form at the reunion, you do not need to repeat it here.
Steve needs at least 200 advance orders for the video to be cost-effective for him to produce. (We're under 100 right now!)
So get those advance orders for him, and in return you'll get a keepsake for life!!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ATTENDED THE REUNION TO ORDER THE DVD
Send To: Bob Siefker
3968 Honey Creek Blvd.
Greenwood, IN 46143
Bob announces that the 2020 FDR Reunion will be June 3-7. We will be at the Lexington Hotel Jacksonville, Fl. This hotel is on the river near the Double Tree.
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?
New Orleans T-shirts for sale; don't miss out!
3 Large and 2 size XL $15.00 each /incl S/H
If interested please contact Bob FDR@indyblue.com
Two new "tabs" at the top of the page. "The Legal Stuff" which has Minutes, By-Laws, and 2017 Treasurer's Report. "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 our newest member Skip Moyer has sent us a story HERE
THE 2018 REUNION HAS CONCLUDED: CLICK "REUNION PHOTOS" TAB AT TOP OF THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE PICTURES
"What a wonderful week at the FDR Reunion in New Orleans!
Made new friends, saw many old friends, did some neat stuff, saw some great sights. Shipmates share a bond that is like few others. A ship's crew works, fights, plays and lives together 24X7. You win as a crew or your ship goes down!
It's a bond like no other.
Now, 60+ years later, we're older and slower, but we're still shipmates!" Bob Siefker
WELCOME ABOARD TO OUR NEWEST MEMBERS
Glen Dodd OE Div 1958-1961 Easley, SC
David Dukes (Wife Bonnie) B-Div 4A Fireroom 1975-77 Los Angles, CA
Daniel Haynes (Wife Elizabeth) CR-Div. 1967-1968 San Diego, CA
David Morningstar (Wife Martha) V-3 Div. 1976-77 Smithville, MO
Robert Hawkins B Division 1965-1967 Atoka, TN
Luis Avila Weapons Div 1972-1974 Virginia Beach, VA
Richard Arlington (Wife Joanna) OI Div 1960-63 Stuart, FL
Ron Despins (Wife Katy) CR Div 1970-73 Lincoln, NE
Daniel Walters (Wife Barbara) CR Div 1971-74 Liberty, MO
Joseph Farrell (Wife Nancy) MM3 Div 1966-68 Buffalo, NY
Charles McEvoy (Wife Marge) AIMD/IM3 1971-74 Clinton, CT
Robert Bost (Wife Virginia) G Div 1959-62 Clarksville, MD