REUNION TO BE HELD IN BOSTON, MA JULY 13-16, 2017

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This information will be re-posted in the Fall 2016 Newsletter:

RESERVE THE HOTEL TODAY!
Hilton Boston/Woburn

2 Forbes Road
Woburn, MA 01801

Hosted Kathy Lyons and family, daughter of James W. Lyons, EM1/c E-Div.
The hotel is blocking 40 rooms at $149.00 per night including breakfast on Friday and Saturday.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible so we can ask for more rooms if necessary. The reservation numbers are 781-932-0999 or toll free 800-445-8667.

The hotel is located 10 miles away from downtown Boston. Visit the website at bostonwoburn.hilton.com

More information to follow regarding registration for the reunion.

2016 Reunion Gettysburg, PA. Update!

I just got word from USS Franklin Reunion 2016 Gettysburg PA host Joyce Conklin that the deadlines for numbers of attendees of the Gettysburg reunion are fast approaching. (May 21 for tours, tour buses and guides; June 4 for dinner banquet and breakfast). In order to get an accurate attendance count, please register asap. Please email joyce.conklin@yahoo.com if you are attending, but are not able to register in time. If you would like to register, click below for the registration form.

http://www.ussfranklin.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2016-USS-Franklin-Reunion-Registration.pdf

USS Franklin Museum Association Spring 2016 Newsletter

Hello Friends of the USS Franklin!

The USS Franklin Museum Association Spring 2016 Newsletter was emailed and sent out to some people via post office over the course of the last week.  If you missed it, you can see it here:

http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5220551ca75ab5ef4e068e7ac&id=9115adc939&e=a44a9833a9

Please join the email signup to be notified of future newsletters here:

http://www.ussfranklin.org/?page_id=809

Darren

 

 

 

 

USS Franklin Museum Association 2015 Board of Directors Election

The ballots from the November 2015 Board of Directors election have been counted.
We congratulate the newly elected member, David Baruch and the three re-elected members: Ray Bailey, Sam Rhodes and Beth Conard Rowland.

2016 Directors include:

Prentice Baptiste
Ray Bailey
David Baruch
Roger Hall II
Darren Hamm
Sheila Hartley
Jeannette Haugk
Kenneth Homko
Kathleen Lyons
Louise Mast
Sam Rhodes
Beth Rowland
Kathy Uecker

Fall 2015 Newsletter

Hello friends of the USS Franklin!

For those of you who have subscribed, thank you for subscribing to the electronic subscription to the USS Franklin Museum Association Newsletter!  If you have not yet subscribed, please click on the link at the top of the screen labeled Email Newsletter Signup.

This is an example of the email newsletter:

http://eepurl.com/bDpnUL

The last regular paper version of the newsletter will be mailing out next week.  This will be the last paper newsletter sent to the current mailing list via US Post Office.  If you know somebody that wished to continue to receive the paper newsletter via US Mail, the newsletter contains directions how to do so.

Thank you for your help in making this transition!

The pdf download for the paper newsletter is available at the link below:

USS Franklin Newsletter Fall 2015

Thanks,

Darren Hamm

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Milwaukee 2015 USS Franklin reunion in the news

Hello,

I would like to thank the USS Franklin family for coming to and helping out with a successful USS Franklin Reunion in Milwaukee Wi.  We got some news coverage below.  Links to the Fox 6, WISN12, and TMJ4 articles are posted below as well as a compilation posted to the USS Franklin YouTube Channel.

http://www.wisn.com/news/milwaukee-hosts-uss-franklin-reunion/34225064

http://fox6now.com/2015/07/17/uss-franklin-survivors-reunite-more-than-70-years-after-deadly-attacks/

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/tmj4/shows/wisconsin-tonight/Reunion-held-to-honor-those-who-served-on-USS-Franklin-during-World-War-II-318033841.html

A special thank you to Ed Vesely and Jerry Scott for sharing the Commemorative Air Force SB2C Helldiver with the USS Franklin Veterans and their families.  Visit their website at http://www.sb2chelldiver.com/   to find out more about this remarkable plane.

Crew of the USS Franklin and SB2C Helldiver in Milwaukee Wisconsin 17 July 2015 at the annual reunion.  Left to Right  William SchauerF1/c E-Div. Bernard Groenwold AMM2/c V-2nd -Div. Ray C. Bailey S2/c 6th -Div. PH1/c Ret. Roy Malmquist Navy Veteran and Friend of Crew Harold E. Rausch PC3/c K-Div. Gilbert E. BacaS1/c K-Div. John C. (Jack) Hensel ARM3/c VT-5 Donald Conard F1/c B-Div.

Crew of the USS Franklin and SB2C Helldiver in Milwaukee Wisconsin 17 July 2015 at the annual reunion. From Left to Right-
William Schauer F1/c E-Div.
Bernard Groenwold AMM2/c V-2nd -Div.
Ray C. Bailey S2/c 6th -Div. PH1/c Ret.
Roy Malmquist Navy Veteran and Friend of Crew
Harold E. Rausch PC3/c K-Div.
Gilbert E. Baca S1/c K-Div.
John C. (Jack) Hensel ARM3/c VT-5
Donald Conard F1/c B-Div.

Front Row Left to Right Bernard Groenwold AMM2/c V-2nd -Div Ray C. Bailey S2/c 6th -Div. PH1/c Ret Harold E. Rausch PC3/c K-Div Michael Dacko S1/c 2nd -Div Gilbert E. BacaS1/c K-Div  Back Row Left to Right Roy Malmquist Navy Veteran and Friend of Crew Donald Conard F1/c B-Div Major David Baruch USAF Ret GM3/c 6th -Div William Schauer	F1/c E-Div. John C. (Jack) Hensel ARM3/c VT-5

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Bernard Groenwold AMM2/c V-2nd -Div
Ray C. Bailey S2/c 6th -Div. PH1/c Ret
Harold E. Rausch PC3/c K-Div
Michael Dacko S1/c 2nd -Div
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Roy Malmquist Navy Veteran and Friend of Crew
Donald Conard F1/c B-Div
Major David Baruch USAF Ret GM3/c 6th -Div
William Schauer F1/c E-Div.
John C. (Jack) Hensel ARM3/c VT-5

USS Franklin CV-13 Reunion in Milwaukee Wisconsin July 16-19, 2015.

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USS Franklin CV-13 Reunion in Milwaukee Wisconsin July 16-19, 2015.
Surviving Crew and Family members of the storied WW2 Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Franklin CV-13 (www.ussfranklin.org) will be converging on the Milwaukee Sheraton Brookfield Hotel, 375 S Moorland Road in Brookfield Wisconsin for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and memorial.

Registration will be Thursday July 16th from noon until 10PM in the Wisconsin room. For USS Franklin Museum Association Board members, the annual meeting will be held at 4PM Thursday.

At 10AM Friday July 17th, the press and public is invited to join the USS Franklin Reunion for a public memorial at the Milwaukee County War Memorial Center 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 (414) 273-5533. The guest speaker for the memorial ceremony will be Capt. (Ret.) Gary Schnurrpusch USN CO. USS O’Callahan and USS Gary and USS Franklin Honorary Survivor.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Darren Hamm at 262-305-6979 or email at darren@ussfranklin.org.