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USS Holder Association's 16th Annual Reunion

27 August 1994 through 31 August 1994

The shipmates of the ships named USS Holder DE401, DD819, and DDE819 held their 16th reunion in Bloomington, Illinois at the Jumer's Chateau Hotel.


Events of the 16th USS Holder Reunion

Saturday, 27 August 1994

Welcome Aboard! Hospitality room opened.

1800 Departed by bus to Colfax County Inn for dinner. Some of the restaurant's customers seemed surprised to see two busloads of us troop through to our reserved room.

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Sunday, 28 August 1994

Hospitality room opened 0800.

0900 Buses departed for the riverboat cruise on the Casino Rock Island. This was an enjoyable cruise and we returned to the Chateau in the evening.

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Monday, 29 August 1994

Hospitality room opened 0800.

This was a free day for sightseeing, etc.

During the afternoon we had group photos taken.

1900 Was dinner and Mystery Theater. This was good fun with shipmates and family doing the acting based on very little information about their characters.

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Tuesday, 30 August 1994

Hospitality room opened 0800.

An open day with free time until 1500.

1500 We had our annual meeting.

1900 Annual Banquet time. We had a great banquet followed by dancing and our new traditional patriotic parade.

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Wednesday, 31 August 1994

Coffee and good-bys in the hospitality room.

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Shipmates in attendance included:

Last Name First Name Rate/Rank On Board Holder
Anuszczyk Edmond   J. SM2 1944
Bernacchi Raymond   P. EM3 1946-1948
Black Frederick   W. EN3 1960-1963
Boyland Jack    CAPT 1951-1953
Byrd James GMG1 1964-1967
Churchfield Jim   FC3 1948-1951
Clay James   F. PCC 1960-1963
Crocker William   G. F1C 1944
Dixon Doug SN 1953-1957
Dombrowe Don   BTG1 1950-1952
Dubyak Paul   MM2 1955-1957
Ecklund John   TM3 1963-1965
Elston Raymond   E. TMC 1961-1964
Engels Richard    EM3 1946-1948
Farnell James   M. CS2 1949-1952
Flynn Gerald    SOSN 1949-1953
Fredereksen Niels  "Fred" END3 1955-1957
Friensehner Harlan   S. LCDR 1944
Garrett John   S. RDC 1954-1958
Gibson John    FN 1948-1951
Gilmore R.   J. END3 1956-1957
Goetz Thomas   G. GM2 1951-1952
Grabowski Thomas    S. QM3 1948-1951
Grant Ulysses    S. MM3 1959-1961
Grundman Lee   "Jack" TM2 1952-1955
Harmount Jack S2/C 1947-1948
Harrison Fred BTCM 1964-1967
Hopkins Charles   CSC 1953-1958
Irvin Charles HMSN 1960-1963
Johnston George    SM1 1944
Koballa Mike C1/C 1944
Lewis Richie   BMSN 1963-1964
Light Alvie    CSC 1946-1947
Lucas Chip    YN3 1963-1964
Mahon John    RM2 1959-1961
Maki Edward    A. LT 1944
Maloney Francis TM3 1950-1953
Mayne Paul MMCM 1957-1959
Mc Coy David QM3 1950-1954
Miller Glenn   EN3 1958-1961
Miller Robert   S. TMC 1955-1958
O'neill John   BM2 1958-1965
Owen Lou   LT 1953-1955
Rambo M.   Bruce MMCM 1955-1957
Robinson Carl QMC 1946-1949
Roth Jim    CS2 1948-1952
Rung Patrick ET1 1972-1976
Sellers John   M. NCC 1968-1972
Showers Ron    YNC 1961-1963
Tabing Richard   R. MM1 1954-1957
Trantina Elwood   C. SN 1951-1952
Warnes Bill    CWO3 1949-1951
Webster Marvin    S1/C 1944


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