The 2016 Gettysburg reunion is in full swing! The local Fox affiliate put together a nice piece at the link below.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are attending, but are not able to register in time. If you would like to register, click below for the registration form.
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:
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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:
Roger Hall II
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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.
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.
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.
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Seventy years ago this week, a front-page picture presented Post-Gazette readers with proof that the world was truly off kilter. Even today, the image remains a shocking reminder of the apocalyptic nature of a war that, by 1945, had enveloped the globe for more than five years.
University of South Carolina Upstate Library Dean Frieda Davison has written a book about all of the men listed on the Duncan Park memorial. Davison, who spent eight years of research to tell the story of every single veteran for the book, stands at the Veteran’s Pointe Memorial Park war memorial at Duncan Park in Spartanburg on Friday.
The link to the article is here: