UPCOMING USS LEAHY MINI-REUNION LISTINGS

 

Leahy Crew Years 1962-1967 Reunion - 2017 (UPCOMING)

Shipmates from 62-67. We are set for a reunion on September 18, 19 and 20th of 2017. The location is in the Freeport and Bath Maine area. Our ship was built at Bath Iron Works so we thought it would be a fitting and interesting location.

Room reservations will be at the Hampton Inn

Reunion Teaser

Reunion POD

Billy Abbott GMG2 (64-66) - wfsabbott@yahoo.com

Leahy Crew Years 1962-1967 Reunion - 2016 (COMPLETED)

Leahy Reunion Up-Date -- September 12, 13, 14, 15 2016 - Williamsburg, VA

1962-1967 years personnel served - with wives, ladies and/or significant others are welcome...

Hotel: Holiday Inn Gateway - 515 Bypass Rd. - Williamsburg, VA. Base rate is $79.95 (plus 11% sales tax plus $ 2.00 night occupancy tax) Standard two queens or King if available.
Direct Phone #: 757-229-9990
Group Name: USS Leahy

I have provided a couple of links below which should give you a good idea of what to expect. If anyone needs Hats or T-Shirts please contact Bob Jefferies he may be able to help or you can purchase on line from many dealers.

LINK 1

LINK 2

Reunion Contact Person: (shipmate) Bruce Cullen, BM2 - robert8965@aol.com

 

Leahy Crew Years 1962-1967 Reunion - 2014 (COMPLETED)

Leahy Reunion Up-Date September 15,16,& 17 2014 - Branson, MO

1962-1967 years personnel served - with wives, ladies and/or significant others are welcome...
Hotel: Clarion of Branson, MO
Direct Phone #: 417-334-7666
Toll Free:#: 1-800-725-7720
Group Name: USS Leahy
Contact Person: Kathy Richardson - Group Marketing Coordinator
Reunion Contact Person: (shipmate)
Leslie T. Anderson

Announcement (.doc file):

Agenda (.doc file):

Mail: landerson526@verizon.net

Please note:

Crew Years 1962 thru 1967.....

There is no 2015 reunion planned for members of the Crew from 62 thru 67 but we are in the advanced planning stages for 2016. Preliminary plans are for the Norfolk area in the Fall. If you are not on the 62-67 Crew Contact List please get in touch with Bruce Cullen, e-mail... robert8965@aol.com, We can then send you a copy of the contact list with over 80 of your old Shipmates and keep you up to date on plans for the 2016 reunion. Heres hoping we see you then.

Billy Abbott GMG2 64-66

 

Leahy Crew Year 1964-1967 Reunion (COMPLETED)

Location - Charleston, SC

Attendees:

(click on images right)

Agenda

Photo Links

Note: The (RED) photo-links above right are active. The links go to two photo sets. All the reunion CD photos are shown and viewable in these two sets.

Dates: Late September 15, 16 and 17

SHIPMATES,

THINGS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR OUR 2013 REUNION. THERE MAY BE CHANGES BUT AT
THIS TIME THIS IS OUR ITINERARY.

MOST OF YOU ASKED FOR THREE DAYS THIS YEAR SO THE DATES FOR OUR GET TOGETHER
ARE
SEPTEMBER 15, 16, 17. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS JUST COME
FOR AS MANY AS YOU CAN. SOME MAY EVEN WANT MORE.

SUNDAY 9-15... WE WILL BE STAYING AT THE KING CHARLES INN AGAIN. WE HAVE ACTUALLY VISITED EVERY HOTEL IN THE OLD TOWN AREA AND IN OUR OPINION THEY ARE STILL THE BEST FOR THE MONEY. CHECK IN TIME IS 4:00PM. ROOM COST HAS GONE UP A LITTLE TO $159.00.
THERE ARE SOME MINOR CHANGES AT KCI THIS YEAR. THE MEETING ROOM IS NOW A FULL BAR AND LOUNGE SO WE CAN'T USE THAT FOR OUR HOSPITALITY ROOM. WE WILL HAVE OUR MEET AND GREET NEXT DOOR AT STICKY FINGERS FROM 4:00PM UNTIL ?. THEY HAVE A PRIVATE MEETING ROOM FOR US AT NO CHARGE SO WE ARE EXPECTED TO ORDER FOOD AND DRINKS.

MONDAY 9-16... MONDAY IS TOUR DAY. WE WILL BEGIN AT 10:00AM WITH A BUS TOUR OF THE OLD CITY. BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR PLACES TO SHOP AND THINGS YOU MIGHT LIKE TO DO. WE WILL BREAK BRIEFLY AT NOON AND BOARD A BOAT TO FORT SUMTER AT 12:30PM, FOR A TOUR OF THE FORT. WE SHOULD RETURN AROUND 2:30PM. WE WILL BE PICKED UP FROM AND RETURNED TO THE HOTEL. THE COST OF $34.00 PER PERSON IS FOR BOTH TOURS.

TUESDAY 9-17 YOU WILL BE ON YOUR OWN TO WANDER AROUND THE MARKET AREA OR SEE OTHER ATTRACTIONS. WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR OTHER OPTIONAL TOURS THAT WE WILL RECOMMEND LATER. WE WILL MEET AT HYMANS SEAFOOD AT 7:00PM FOR OUR BANQUET. FRED AND ELI HAVE ARRANGED FOR A PRIVATE ROOM.

THESE ARE JUST THE PRELIMINARY PLANS. WE WILL TWEEK AND CHANGE AS WE GO ALONG. WE WILL HAVE INFORMATION ON ROOM REGISTRATION ,TOUR REGISTRATION, AND FOOD MENUS AS SOON AS WE SIGN CONTRACTS WITH THE VARIOUS VENUES. UNTIL THEN WE JUST WANT YOU TO LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OLD AND NEW FRIENDS AND ENJOYING THE COMPANY OF YOUR SHIPMATES.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THESE THINGS CALL OR E-MAIL BOB OR I .

BILLY ABBOTT

Main Reunion Contacts:

Robert Jeffries BM3 [64-66]

703 N. Maple St.
South Whitley, IN 46787

Tel. 260-723-4620 or 574-268-7678

bljeffries@embarqmail.com

and...

Billy Abbott GMG3 [64-66]

Myrtle Beach, SC

Tel. 843-357-1965

wfsabbott@yahoo.com

Leahy Crew Year 1975-1979 (Prospective) Reunion

Location - TBD

Attendees: TBD

Reunion Contact:

If you were on USS Leahy during the 1975 - 1979 time period

and you would be interested in getting together, contact:

James Powers (BT2 - Leahy crew 1975-1979) at:

mailto:powersj@ors.od.nih.gov or mailto:powersja@mail.nih.gov



PREVIOUSLY HELD USS LEAHY MINI-REUNIONS

Leahy Crew Year 1964-1967 Reunion

Location - King Charles Inn - Charleston, SC

Attendees:

Dates: September 24-25, 2012

POD

24 - 25 September 2012



THIS IS OUR PROPOSED ITINERARY FOR THE REUNION. WE WILL TWEEK AND CHANGE AS NECESSARY.

MONDAY SEPT. 24
ARRIVE IN CHARLESTON, KING CHARLES INN www.kingcharlesinn.com

4:00 pm until 10:00 pm

WELCOME AND HOSPITALITY ROOM IN THE INN. REUNITE WITH SHIPMATES.
SNACKS AND REFRESHMENTS FURNISHED BY A SHIPMATE. REST, RELAX, AND CATCH UP ON SCUTTLEBUT.

TUESDAY SEPT. 25
THERE IS A GOOD BREAKFAST BUFFET AVAILABLE AT THE INN. YOU ARE WITHIN A BLOCK OR TWO OF MANY FINE RESTAURANTS IF YOU WANT OTHER CHOICES.

10:00 am

BOARD THE CHARLESTON WATER TAXI www. charlestonwatertaxi.com/ FOR A TRIP ACROSS THE HARBOR ( YOU REMEMBER THAT HARBOR, DON'T YOU? ) TO PATRIOTS POINT www.patriotspoint.org/

WE WILL TOUR THE USS YORKTOWN THE USS LAFFEY AND THE USS CLAMAGORE. WE WILL HAVE LUNCH IN THE CPO MESS AS WE TOUR. FOR ANY OF YOU WHO WENT ON TO RIVERINE FORCES PBR 105 (CPO ELLIOTT WILLIAMS,MOH) AND A MOCK BASE CAN BE TOURED.

The Afternoon, 4:00PM TIL 10:00PM

OPEN FOR MORE BS ( SCUTTLEBUT ) AT THE HOSPITALITY ROOM OR TAKE THE LADIES SHOPPING IN THE OLD MARKET AREA OR KING STREET. I AM INCLUDING A WEBSITE SO THEY CAN SPEND ALL YOUR MONEY OR YOU CAN GO SPEND IT YOURSELF.
http://www.charlestoncvb.com/visitors/tripplanner/what_to_see_do~3/shopping~33/

6:45pm

WE WILL WALK FOUR BLOCKS OVER TO ONE OF CHARLESTONS BEST KNOWN RESTAURANTS. TOMMY CONDONS WILL HAVE US A PRIVATE MEETING ROOM AND THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT. LOOK AT THE MENU FOR GROUP RATES. www.tommycondons.com/

THE FIRST AND LEAST EXPENSIVE CHOICE ( $ 19.95) IS MORE THAN ENOUGH FOOD.

THE INN IS MORE THAN HELPFUL. IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE MORE DAYS LET THEM KNOW - THEY WILL WORK WITH US. BUT, YOU NEED TO RESERVE EARLY. ALL RESERVATIONS CAN BE CANCELLED UP TO 72 HOURS BEFORE ARRIVAL.

THIS IS JUST A PRELIMINARY AGENDA. SHIPMATES, LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL REQUESTS OR QUESTIONS. E-MAIL OR CALL AND I'LL ANSWER OR HELP IF I CAN. WE ALL HOPE THAT EVERYONE'S HEALTH WILL BE GOOD AND THIS WILL BE A GREAT REUNION. WHEN WE START TELLING WAR STORIES AND LIES FEEL FREE TO TAKE ANY YOU HEARD SOMEWHERE ELSE AND MAKE THEM YOUR OWN.

AGAIN, THIS IS EARLY. PRICES ARE APPROXIMATE BUT THIS IS ABOUT RIGHT.

YOUR ROOM RATES ARE LOCKED IN.

WATER TAXI SHOULD BE ABOUT $ 8.00 ROUND TRIP.

PATRIOTS POINT SHOULD BE ABOUT AROUND $ 25.00 FOR ADMISSION AND VIP TOUR.

LUNCH WILL BE $ 8.75 IN CPO MESS( INCLUDES TAX, TIP AND BEVERAGE) - SUPPER AROUND $ 20.00 (TAX, TIP AND BEVERAGE NOT INCLUDED)

I HOPE THIS WILL MEET WITH EVERYONES APPROVAL. WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW SOON WHEN THEY MUST COMMIT AND SEND ANY DEPOSITS FOR TOURS AND MEALS. EVERYTHING IS OPTIONAL. SHIPMATES CAN PICK AND CHOOSE ANY ACTIVITY.

BILLY (ABBOTT)
wfsabbott@yahoo.com

Main Reunion Contacts:

Robert Jeffries BM3 [64-66]

703 N. Maple St.
South Whitley, IN 46787

Tel. 260-723-4620 or 574-268-7678

bljeffries@embarqmail.com

and...

Billy Abbott GMG3 [64-66]

Myrtle Beach, SC

Tel. 843-357-1965

wfsabbott@yahoo.com

Click on the icons for the reunion photos -->

     

[updated 20 October 2012]

  Leahy "1st" Division Reunion.....

And to ALL who served on Leahy 1964, 1965 and 1966.


Location -

Crown Plaza Hotel

260 Mall Blvd.

King Of Prussia, PA

Tel. 610-908-6042

Dates - 15-16-17 July 2011

Main Reunion Contact:

Robert Jeffries BM3 [64-66]

703 N. Maple St.
South Whitley, IN 46787

Tel. 260-723-4620 or 574-268-7678

bljeffries@embarqmail.com

There were several shipmates that attended who served
on Leahy from the years 1969-1973.

Click here for the reunion photos........

[updated 27 August 2011]

Leahy E-Division (Engineering) Reunion

Location - Kansas City Area on June 17-19 2005.
There were 6 shipmates that attended who served
on Leahy from the years 1969-1973.

Ziggy Dmowski EM2 [72-73] -- Shelton, CT
Jack Hanley EM3 [70-71] -- MD (Wash. DC Area)
Frank Krug IC2 [69-71] -- Valley Springs, CA
Bill Shinholser EM2 [69-72] (LCDR Ret.) -- Kansas City, MO
Frank Simpson EM1 [70-71] (CWO4 Ret.) -- Ardmore, OK
Wayne Wenner IC2 [70-73] -- Jamestown, ND

Click here
for reunion agenda

Contact:

Wilbur (Bill) Shinholser
Plant Manager
Aries Power Project
Pleasant Hill, Missouri
Tel: 816-540-6505
Cel: 816-918-48891

wilbur.shinholser@calpine.com


Click here
for the reunion photos........

[updated 10 July 2005]


  Leahy "2nd" E-Division (Engineering) Reunion

Location - Greenbackville, VA (very near the MD border on the coast)

Date - 17 to 21 August 2006. Engineers (E-Division) met
last year in Kansas City and wanted to meet again this year.
This year's reunion was based at the home of a former
electrician shipmate, Denny Kobylarz.

There were 10 shipmates that attended who served
on Leahy from the years 1969-1973.

Peter Behr LTJG [70-71] -- San Anselmo, CA
Ziggy Dmowski EM2
[72-73] -- Shelton, CT
Barry Fallon IC3 [69-70] -- Etters, PA
Dennis Kobylarz EM3 -- [72-73] -- East Fallowfield, PA
Frank Krug IC2
[69-71] -- Valley Springs, CA
Pat Lowe EM2 [68-71] -- Oak Forest, IL
Richard Murtagh FTCS [71-74] -- New Market, MD

Bob Rains IC3 [70-71] -- Tieton, WA
Frank Simpson EM1 [70-71] (CWO4 Ret.) -- Ardmore, OK
Wayne Wenner IC2 [70-73] -- Jamestown, ND


Reunion Contact:

Frank Krug IC2 [69-71]
Valley Springs, CA
franknkris@hughes.net


Click here for the "2006" reunion photos........

[updated 25 September 2006]

  Leahy "3rd" E-Division (Engineering) Reunion

Location - San Diego, CA

Date - 02 to 04 November 2007. Engineers (E-Division) met
last year in Greenbackville, VA and met again this year.

This reunion was open to ALL who served on Leahy......

There were 6 shipmates that attended who served
on Leahy from the years 1969-1973.

Peter Behr LTJG [70-71] -- San Anselmo, CA
Barry Fallon IC3 [69-70] -- Etters, PA
Frank Krug IC2
[69-71] -- Valley Springs, CA
Bob Rains IC3 [70-71] -- Tieton, WA
Frank Simpson EM1 [70-71] (CWO4 Ret.) -- Ardmore, OK
Wayne Wenner IC2 [70-73] -- Jamestown, ND

Reunion Contact:

Frank Krug IC2 [69-71]
Valley Springs, CA
franknkris@hughes.net

Click here for the "2007" reunion photos........

[updated 25 January 2008]

Leahy OE-Division 1962-1968 Reunion

Location - Marriott Hotel Memphis, TN - 17-20 May 2007

Attendees:

William L. Boettcher ETR2 [62-64] -- Kenosha, WI
Chuck Bolder* ETR3 [62-65] -- Gleason, WI
William G. (Willie) Byers* ETR3 [62-64] -- Brooks, KY
J.R. Henry* ETN2 [62-6x] -- CO
Joe Mills ETN2 [62-64] -- Scotch Plains, NJ

*With Wife

Unable to attend:

Curt Mease ETR2 [62-65] -- Lancaster, PA
John G. (Red) Thaxter [62-65] -- Burleson, TX

Comments:

Had a GREAT time and reminisced alot!! We ate some
good Memphis Style Ribs and toured the Beale St. area
as well.
We are looking at maybe doing it again this year
(2008) - haven't even looked at location or time yet. One

hilight was Leon Spinks's son, Cory was boxing for the
a middleweight title - they were staying at the same hotel

we were at and Cory had his picture taken with a few of us.

Link 1  -  Link 2


Reunion Contacts:

Chuck Bolder
W1046 Vascheau Road
Gleason, WI 54435
badhuskerfan@yahoo.com

OR

William G. (Willie) Byers
Brooks, KY

billbyers@alltel.net

[updated 31 January 2008]