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USS Holder Association's 21st Annual Reunion

October 8, 1999 through October 12, 1999

The shipmates of the ships named USS Holder DE401, DD819, and DDE819 came together in Destin, Florida at the Destin Holiday Inn for their 21st reunion.


Events of the 21st USS Holder Reunion

Friday, 8 October, 1999

Welcome Aboard! Hospitality room open.

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Saturday, 9 October, 1999

Although the weather was a little inclement, the USS Holder shipmates did not let it phase them. The hospitality room was open and everyone found some time to gather together in friendly conversation and remember. Many people did some sightseeing on their own or did some shopping at some of the many stores available close-by.

1600 The annual business meeting was well attended.

A barbeque buffet was served at 1900. How can you miss with good food and good shipmates?

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Sunday, 10 October, 1999

Shipmates gathered onto two buses and went to Pensacola Naval Air Station , where they enjoyed the Naval Air Museum and the presentation at the IMAX Theater. They were also given an interesting bus tour of old Pensacola and a very satisfying buffet lunch at Quincy's.

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Monday, 11 October, 1999

This was an open day. A day for a little beach time on the beautiful white sands of the Gulf, more sightseeing, more shopping, and definitely more enjoyable conversations where ever shipmates were found.

At 1830 the annual banquet, a seafood buffet, was a great topper for the day.

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Tuesday, 12 October, 1999

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
Adams Ralph   B. RD3 1946-1947
Anuszczyk Edmond   J. SM2 1944
Arthurs Jim    FN 1948-1951
Bailen Bruce   J. HMC 1949-1950
Batko Stephen    EN/FN 1950-1951
Bernacchi Raymond   P. EM3 1946-1948
Birch James   L. MM2 1948-1951
Black Frederick   W. EN3 1960-1963
Byrd James    GMG1 1964-1967
Churchill David   L. RD2 1955-1958
Clay James   F. PCC 1960-1963
Crocker William   G. F1C 1944
Dame Douglas   P. ETN3 1965-1967
Day Harold   "Hal" MMCS 1966-1967
Dennis James   E. EM3 1944
Dixon Doug    SN 1953-1957
Dubyak Paul   A. MM2 1955-1958
Dunshee H.   John LTJG 1952-1954
Durgin Robert   H. GM3 1950-1953
Elston Raymond   E. TMC 1961-1964
Farnell James   M. CS2 1949-1952
Fredereksen Niels  "Fred" END3 1955-1957
Friensehner Harlan   S. LCDR 1944
Garrett John   S. RDC 1954-1958
Gilmore R.   J. END3 1956-1957
Goetz Thomas   G. GM2 1951-1952
Grundman Lee   "Jack" TM2 1952-1955
Guerin Courtland   F. MM1 1953-1956
Harrison Dennis    CSC 1947-1948
Harrison Fred    BTCM 1964-1967
Hart William   C. MM1 1948-1951
Hill Robert   J. BT2 1956
Hook Harry   FN1 1948-1951
Irvin Charles    HMSN 1960-1963
Kuma John    RD3 1948-1951
Lee Donald   J. S1/C(RD) 1946
Maloney Francis    TM3 1950-1953
Mayne Paul    MMCM 1957-1959
Mc Coy David    J. QM3 1950-1954
Mc Gaha Huey   P. TM3 1952-1954
Mc Lean Lloyd   J. SN 1950-1954
Mc Vay Wesley   J. CDR 1958-1960
Miller Robert   S. TMC 1955-1958
Nesbit Robert   C. PNCS 1951-1953
Partington George   J. SN 1957-1961
Pompili Fred   I. CS3 1954-1956
Price Blaine   W. BMC 1969-1971
Rambo M.   Bruce MMCM 1955-1957
Reed Allen    BTC 1948-1955
Seal Leon    B. FN 1953-1954
Sellers John   M. NCC 1968-1972
Spiegel Robert   J. ENS 1946-1947
Stigall Ronald   W. BT3 1957-1961
Tabing Richard   R. MM1 1954-1957
Trantina Elwood   C. SN 1951-1952


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