OUR FIRST REUNION
The USS Utah Association held it's first reunion in Salt Lake City June, 1988. The reunion was organized and hosted by shipmates Jack Vaessen and Frank Camperell.
This tradition has continued on an annual basis. The last reunion was held in Laughlin, NV May 11, 2004. It, and the preceding 3 reunions were hosted by our "First Daughter" of the USS Utah Association, Mary Kreigh.
Our 2005 reunion is scheduled to be held in the Las Vegas area. Please scroll across page to view full photo and text.
ROW 1 (L to R)
John E. Hicks, Gale D. Bloomer, Elmer V. Mckeever, Reuben I. Eichman, Charles E. Branton, Jack Vaessen, Del Carlson, Frank Camperell, John Bouie, Harry A. Kamman, Melvin D. Bacon, and Tom M. Anderson.
Don Jones, Jim Delotel, Robert S. O’Hara, John Riter, Robert U. Johnson, Wallace R. France, Karl A. Johnson, Lawrence Kloeppel, Clark J. Simmons, Ralph Cottingham, George W. Race, George T. Myrick, Charles McCullouch, and T. MacSelwiney.
Stan Semanski, O.S. Conly, Warren E. Miller, Don Larson, M. P. “Cy” Perkins, John E. Ryan, Cotton Streeter, Elmer Gillitzer, Jim Brainard, Warren Upton, Bill Whitman, and Gilbert Meyer.
Harry Holstadt, Milton Matson, Richard S. Thomas, Garland Wood, Vincent Helderbrand, Charles Thys, Leonard L. Puritoy, Paul N. Lamothe, Roy K. Hubbard, Jay A. Slover, and Harold S. Richards.
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