MAY IS USS ENGLAND DE635 MONTH!
As you know in late May of 1944 USS England DE-635 sunk six enemy submarines in a period of just 12 days, a feat that has never been surpassed.
This month the officers and crew of DE-635 had their reunion at USS Slater and Albany New York! This ship is very much like that on which they served and it certainly brought back memories I am sure.
As you go to work, go through your day or sit with your family and friends, please share the history of USS England DE-635 with those around you. It is important that it continues and is passed on. It is also import that we return ENGLAND to the seas.
Please know that Ray Mabus, former Mississippi governor and U.S. ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was sworn in May 19, 2009 as the 75th secretary of the Navy. This means we have a new person to convince! It is time to write those letters, again! Click here after you read the newsletter!
USS ENGLAND REUNION 2009!!!!
Reunion planning is all done and everything is ready to go! This will be our fifth USS England DLG/CG-22 reunion and it will be in Seattle July 23rd through 26th of this year. Seattle offers so much and already reservations have been being made! It looks like we could have one of the best reunions yet!
Reunion Registration Packets are available on-line now! All you need to do is fill them out and follow the instructions for sending them in as before! It could not be easier! Thank you to everyone who sent in their 2009 Reunion Surveys. It really helped our friends at Military Locator and Reunion Services! They have put in a huge effort to make this a great event. You do not want to miss this!!!!!
You do not need to make hotel reservations for this event but you will need to arrange your own transportation to Seattle.
There is also discussion in the “Deck Log” here: Click here after you read the newsletter.
Marriott Seattle Airport Hotel is one of the premier hotels in the area
featuring 459 richly appointed rooms with all of the
amenities that you’ve come to expect from a first class hotel. Among these
amenities is complimentary airport shuttle. This is going to
be one of the better hotels at which we have had a reunion and with tours and
all, this is seriously the reunion not to miss!!!!!
If you’ve not yet signed up, please do so today! Your shipmates are counting on you to be there.
Please do not assume your shipmates are going! Please call your shipmates and friends and let them know about the reunion and get them a registration packet! Help them go!!!!
MEMORIAL PLAQUE NEEDS YOUR HELP TODAY!
Donations have been a little slow for our Memorial Plaque Project. As you know Steve Joyce volunteered to head this project that was initiated by RADM Hugh Webster USN (Ret) at our last reunion. Steve has done an excellent job and we need to back him up and send in our donations. Please help. Click here for more information: Click here and please donate today!
DO YOU KNOW A SHIPMATE IN NEED OF HELP TO GET TO THE REUNION?
Project Help A Shipmate is intended to do just that. We have raised money but now need to help someone! If you know of someone in need, please get in touch with John Yancy immediately. He will help you help a shipmate for our reunion, all with care and confidentiality. Please! John's contact information is on the Help A Shipmate page, click here.
WHAT TO WEAR? WHAT TO WEAR?
With the reunion around the corner, a lot of folks will need some USS England items! The Ship's Store has shirts and such but also know that hats and other items are available from other vendors. So, if you are looking for things to wear at the reunion or just around town, check out the following links: