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2009 REUNION  - SEATTLE - JULY 23 - 26, 2009

Our 2009 Reunion was in Seattle, Washington and the Airport Marriott. Though with the economy our attendance was slightly down this year, we still had a good turn out and a good number of last minute additions. The reunion was certainly fun and a success. This was our fifth reunion, marking over a decade of reunions and efforts on our part and we hope to be doing this for many decades to come!

We had our usual Thursday Reception to say hello to the early arrivals,  On Friday we took the bus and ferry to Bremerton to see the USS TURNER JOY, of Vietnam fame and now a museum ship!  After we enjoyed cocktails and supper.

Saturday was our big day with the Seattle City Tour with stops at the Space Needle and Pike Place Market. This was followed by our Business Meeting and then again cocktails and the banquet.

Sunday we all said farewell after breakfast at the hotel and closing ceremonies.

Thank you to RADM Webster and Gunner Evans for addressing the crowd on Saturday, to Steve Joyce and Mark Prevoznik for handling the closing ceremony and to RJ Lundgren for his help with the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance. Also thank you to Fred Copland for a wonderful metal anchor wall hanging that was used on the front of the podium!

Pictures from the event are here:

Thank you everyone who came and took part in the event as well as planning for our next, St. Louis, Missouri in 2011!