At the business meeting at our 2003 reunion the location and time for our
next reunion was selected by those present. Our third USS ENGLAND
DLG/CG-22 Reunion will be held in Charleston, South Carolina and we've set
up the dates and location for our reunion to be June 23 through 26,
2005 at the Town and Country Inn. This will offer us the best location
and cost as well as have the facilities to accommodate our group for what
should be a wonderful and fun event! This will be an excellent reunion as
we continue our success, friendships and fun! This is our fist reunion on
the east coast and we need all hands to turn to and make hits a success.
Charleston, offers many wonderful venues, fantastic tour destinations and
has a long military history. Though we've not set up all of the tours as
of yet, it is likely that we'll have the opportunity to visit Patriots
Point Naval & Maritime Museum where the historic USS YORKTOWN is
moored as a museum along with USS LAFFEY (DD-724), the submarine USS
CLAMAGORE (SS-343) and the Coast Guard cutter INGHAM (WHEC-35).
The itinerary will not stop there! Other possibilities include a diner
cruise and a tour of historic Charleston, South Carolina! Thursday we'll
have our usual meet and greet, Friday a tour and something fun with
dinner, Saturday another tour, our business meeting and our final banquet
and on Sunday morning breakfast and a memorial service before saying our
good byes. More details will be presented as they become available and
registration packets will be made available a month or two before the
Please, everyone start your planning now for this reunion as it is going
to be great fun and a wonderful opportunity for you to reunite with
shipmates and to make new friends.
Southern California Mini Reunion!
August 7, 2004 a number of USS ENGLAND shipmates got together at the USS
Midway and later at The Fish Market.
turnout was somewhat lower than expected those that did attend, including a
DE-635 representative, had a wonderful time on board USS MIDWAY and sharing
sea stories at the bar after including CAPT. & Mrs. Gaskin.
event was a lot of fun and I thank all of those that showed up. Your support
of the USS ENGLAND effort is appreciated. To see all the pictures click
the families, shipmates and friends of USS England, please have a safe and
happy holiday season. As the year closes we've much for which to be thankful
including our great freedom, this wonderful country, those who are defending
it for us around the globe today and each other who share the common bond of
our service. Enjoy!
When Will There Be An England in the US Navy?
May Secretary of the Navy Gordon England spoke to the National Press Club
like to start today with a bit of history. It turns out on this very day,
May 26 ,1944, the USS ENGLAND, a destroyer escort, sunk its fifth submarine
in the Pacific campaign, and would later sink a record sixth submarine. Now
these extraordinary feats prompted Admiral Ernest king, who was then Chief
of Naval Operations, to proclaim, 'There will always be an ENGLAND in the
United States Navy.' Now I do hope - I do hope that at the end of this hour,
some of you will at least somewhat agree with Admiral King's proclamation."
You can listen to the speech on line on the National
Public Radio web site.
Obviously our letters are being read and people in high places are hearing
our request for a new USS England to sail the seas in defense of our great
nation! Please, participate in Operation
King and encourage your friends and co workers to to the same!