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USS Holder Association's 15th Annual Reunion

30 September 1993 through 03 October 1993

The shipmates of the ships named USS Holder DE401, DD819, and DDE819 went to Lancaster, Pennsylvania and the Hotel Brunswick for their 15th reunion.


Events of the 15th USS Holder Reunion

Thursday, 30 September 1993

Welcome Aboard! Hospitality room open. Time to renew acquaintances and make new ones.

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Friday, 01 October 1993

Hospitality room opens 0800

0700-1000 Breakfast

1300 Two buses departed for the tour of Milton S. Hershey School complex and the Hershey World for a fascinating education about chocolate.

2000 we held our annual business meeting.

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Saturday, 02 October 1993

Hospitality room opens 0800

After breakfast there was free time and many enjoyed an unscheduled tour of the Amish farms and country while others did their own tours of Lancaster.

1500 Guest speaker CAPT. Frank McCabe (USCG, retired), who was CO of the USS Menges DE-302 in 1944, talked briefly about the transfer of the stern of USS Holder DE-401 to USS Menges.

1900 Our Annual Banquet was a natural success and was followed by dancing and a good evening.

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Sunday, 03 October 1993

This was the day for all the farewells and the shipmates' departures.

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Shipmates in attendance included:

Last Name First Name Rate/Rank On Board Holder
Anuszczyk Edmond    J. SM2 1944
Ashburn Ralph    W. DK3 1951
Bailen Bruce   J. HMC 1949-1950
Batko Stephen   EN/FN 1950-1951
Byrd James   GMG1 1964-1967
Carney Neil    A. BT3 1952-1956
Churchfield Jim   FC3 1948-1951
Clay James   F. PCC 1960-1963
Crocker William   G. F1C 1944
Dalton Joe   RDC 1957-1962
Dixon Douglas SN 1953-1957
Dubyak Paul   A. MM2 1955-1958
Farnell James   M. CS2 1949-1952
Flynn Gerald    P. SOSN 1949-1953
Fredereksen Niels  "Fred" END3 1955-1957
Gilmore R.   J. END3 1956-1957
Goetz Thomas   G. GM2 1951-1952
Gogulski John   B. CAPT(USMC) 1948-1950
Grabowski Thomas    S. QM3 1948-1951
Grant Ulysses    S. MM3 1959-1961
Harrison Fred BTCM 1964-1967
Hertwig Frank   MM2 1957-1959
Hook Harry   FN1 1948-1951
Hopkins Charles    C. CSC 1953-1958
Hurlbert Charles   S1/C 1944
Johnson Tim    SO2 1966-1969
Koballa Michael   S1/C 1944
Kuma John   RD3 1948-1951
Lally John    BT3 1952-1956
Le Fevre Charles   D. Y2C 1946-1948
Mahon John    P. RM2 1959-1961
Maki Edward    A. LT 1944
Maloney Francis   TM3 1950-1953
Mayne Paul   MMCM 1957-1959
Mc Coy David    J. QM3 1950-1954
Monmirth Harry   G. FN 1948-1951
Ney Mel   EM1 1955-1957
O'neill John   BM2 1958-1965
Rambo M.   Bruce MMCM 1955-1957
Reed Allen BTC 1948-1955
Sellers John   M. NCC 1968-1972
Showers Ron    YNC 1961-1963
Sipple Howard   L. CDR 1960-1962
Stigall Ronald   W. BT3 1957-1961
Street George    L. CO/CAPT 1951-1952
Tabing Richard   R. MM1 1954-1957
Thomas Lloyd   TM1 1953-1954
Turnbull George   E. SM3 1944
Wagner James   E. BT2 1957-1961
Warnes William    K. CWO3 1949-1951
Webster Marvin    S1/C 1944
Williams John   H. D. CAPT 1958-1963


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