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USS Holder Association's 29th Annual Reunion


October 2007 through October 2007

The shipmates of the ships named USS Holder DE401, DD819, and DDE819 came together in Tucson, AZ at the HOTEL/RESORT for their 29th reunion.

Events of the 29th USS Holder Reunion

Thursday, October 2007

 Events kicked off Thursday evening with a very superb and extensive Taco Bar at our Hotel.

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Friday, October 2007

-   In the morning we were underway for a tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base where we viewed thousands of Airforce and Navy aircraft in a “mothball” state resting quietly for potential reuse. Also there, was the “Pick-and-Pull Boneyard” of spare parts for aircraft.  

-   Friday night we enjoyed a comedic version of Robin Hood at the Gaslight Theatre in Tucson along with a Laugh-in reenactment of the old TV show... Very Interesting!  

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Saturday, October 2007

-   We went to the Arizona Desert Museum. Docents walked us through trails showing us the indigenous plantlife and reluctant zoo animals including snakes.  

-   On the return to our hotel we stopped by San Xavier Mission circa 1700. It was literally a religious and cultural oasis in a desert land. It has withstood the centuries fairly well.  

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Sunday, October 2007

0700 - 1000 -   This morning we had our memorial service at the gazebo on the hotel lawn honoring those who have supremely transferred during this pass year. Following the service we conducted our business meeting where discussions included subsequent year’s reunions.  

-   The afternoon tour took us to the Sabino Canyon. National park rangers narrated as they drove us on a tram explaining the topography and life in this canyon setting.  

-   Sunday evening we had enjoyable dinners at our banquet dinner at the hotel featuring our annual raffle sales, which helps the funding of our events. A special treat to us was the entertainment. It consisted of a group of young, handpicked student musicians ranging in ages from 10-15 years. They are called Mariache Tesoro. All were virtuosos and indeed treasure with their abilities.  

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Monday, October 2007

-   Farewells and check-out.  


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Shipmates in attendance included:

Last Name First Name Rate/Rank On Board Holder
Adams Robert    MM3   1960-1962  
Alvardo Ernesto   MM3 1952-1953
Bernacchi Raymond   P. EM3 1946-1948
Bisson Malcolm    L. SD3 1964-1966
Bortle Jack    YN3 1955-1957
Boyland Jack    CAPT 1951-1953
Buckley Larry    C. LTjg 1955-1957
Byrd James    R. GMG1 1964-1967
Carmean Charles    BT3 1960-1963
Christensen Frank    CWO4 (USA) 1955-1957
Davis Richard    MM2 1950-1954
Davis Wesley   MM3 1965-1969
deBarrios Jim    Reyna MM2 1959-1961
Delgado Joe   ETR3 1959-1961
Dunshee H.   John LTJG 1952-1954
Gaffney Milton   ET2 1949
Gallop Ike   MSGT(USAF) 1962-1965
Grudowski William   BT2 1963-1967
Guerin Court   MM1 1953-1956
Hunter Vernon    MSGT (USAF) 1962-1965
Kea J.    C. MMCM 1960-1962
Kemp Peter    LTjg 1957-1958
Kenton Francis    "Pat" FN2 1952-1953
Kuma John RD3 1948-1951
Maloney Francis TM3 1950-1953
Mc Coy David QM3 1950-1954
Mierzwa Eugene   MM1/LTjg 1952-1955
Oman John    BT3 1958-1959
O'Neill John   BM2 1958-1965
Pinkus Joel   BT1 1966-1967
Randall Donald    MM1   1959-1966
Reed Allen BTC 1948-1955
Scott David MM3 1949-1953
Seal Leon BT2 1953-1954
Skinner George    MM3 1960-1961
Smith Loyd   RM3 1963-1965
Spiegel Robert   J. ENS 1946-1947
Stigall Ronald   W. BT3 1957-1961
Stoffa George   SO2 1954-1957
Tabing Richard   R. MM1 1954-1957
Ward Marshall   CAPT 1946-1950
Warnes Bill    CWO3 1949-1951
Warren Robert    RM2 1962-1963


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