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USS Holder Association's 31st Annual Reunion

13 September 2009 through 17 September 2009

The 31st reunion of the shipmates of the ships named USS Holder DE401, DD819, and DDE819 was held in San Antonio, Texas at the Holiday Inn River Walk.

Shipmates attending 2009 Reunion

  Adams     Rob    MM3    60-62                       Lower       Eugene  SEM3   57-59 

  Bernacchi  Ray   EM3   46-48                       Maloney Francis   TM3   50-53 

  Bisson   Malcolm SD3   64-66                       McCoy      Dave       QM3   50-54 

  Brockman   Jack  CDR 65-67                        Oman John      BT3  58-59 

  Buckley   Larry LTJG 55-57                          O'Neill  John           BM2   58-65 

  Byrd        Jim       GMG1 64-67                      Pinkus Joel  BT1   66-67 

  Christensen Frank   CWO4   55-57             Quinn      Harvey       BTFN  59-60 

  deBarrios Jim     MM2    59-61                      Randall   Don     MM1  59-66 

  Delgado Joe       ETR3   59-61                      Reed  Allen BTC   48-55 

  Elston      Ray     TMC  62-65                         Seal        Leon    FN    53-54 

  Gallop Ike     MSGT  54-57                            Smith   Loyd      RM3    63-65 

  Gill Doug     FT3  57-59                                  Stevens   Robert      BMSN    66-68 

  Grundman Jack TM2   52-55                        Stigall Ronald   BT3  57-61 

  Harrison  Fred    BTCM   64-67                    Stoffa     George       SO2  54-57 

  Hertwig Frank    MM2   57-59                      Tabing   Richard   MM1 54-57 

  Hickey    Paul        LTJG   53-55                     Valois  Robert      IC2 57-59 

  Hull Stewart         LTJG    52-55                     Warren     Robert RM3   61-62 

  Johnson  Tim        STG2  66-69                      Wiesbeck  Eugene       BT1  75-76 

  Kea      J.C.             MMCM  60-62 


Events of the 31st USS Holder Reunion

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Afternoon: Check-in

    Evening: Light supper.

Hospitality room open when we are not on tour. 

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Monday, 14 September 2009

    Morning:   River tour and bus to the Alamo. 

    Evening:   On your own. 

Hospitality room open when we are not on tour. 

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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

    Morning:   Guided bus tour to Admiral Nimitz Museum. 

Afternoon:   Memorial service at the Museum. 

    Evening:   On your own. 

Hospitality room open when we are not on tour. 

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Wednesday, 16 September 2009

    Morning:   Business Meeting. 

Afternoon:   On your own - see suggestion below. 

    Evening:   Banquet. 

Hospitality room open when we are not on tour. 

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Thursday, 17 September 2009

Noon: Check-out.    


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USS Holder Association Reunion Package Rate:
$105 per night plus tax for single or double
This rate may be extended for three days prior to and three days following our reunion.

Breakfast (hot and or cold buffet!): $10 per person.
on-site lounge/café and restaurant overlooking river.

Parking: $10 a day with in out privilege (cheapest in downtown including city lot).

Reservation cutoff for this rate is: August 14, 2009.  
You must make your own reservation.


Monday, September 14
River tour by boat from hotel dock, followed by bus to the Alamo, lunch on your own, bus to Tower of Americas Observation Deck overlooking majestic downtown San Antonio and 4D movie, guided bus tour of city.

Tuesday, September 15
Guided bus tour to Adm. Nimitz Pacific War Museum, lunch/shopping on your own in Fredericksburg.
Afternoon - Memorial Service at Museum followed by dedication of plaques honoring both USS Holder DE-401 and USS Holder DDE-819. Kodak photo opportunity and shopping at Lukenbach on way back to hotel.

Wednesday, September 16
Morning - Business Meeting - Association business and next reunion site.
Afternoon - on your own, suggest unique and very interesting Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum - 2 blocks away. Trolley from hotel to saloon/museum, back to Alamo area, or other parts of city is $1.10 per person.
Evening - Photos, Annual Banquet followed by light entertainment and famous raffle. Don't forget to bring or provide an item.


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