May 6, 2003 USS Gearing Association Business Meeting

The first USS Gearing Association reunion was in 1988 (see the history
on the Association website.)This was the 16th reunion. Membership longevity pins
are presented at each reunion. Members not present receive them in the mail.

15 year membership pins were presented to Wally Prince (DC3 56-58), ____?____, Capt. Joe Fern, USN retired (Lt. 51-53),
Bob Calhoun, Association Chairman (MM3 55-59), Simone LeBourdais (David Lebourdais, PHM1 44-45, plankowner),
Carl Lloyd (RM3 45-46, plankowner), Cdr. Allen Jefferis, USN retired (CDR, C.O. 69-70)



10 year membership pins were presented by Bob Calhoun to
____?____, Harold Hollifield (MM3 55-58), and Burton Goldstein (EM3 53-55).



5 year membership pins were presented by Bob Calhoun (in the foreground) to
Don Hilaman (FTSN 52-54), Warren Groeneman (SOM2 45-46, plankowner), and Larry McBeth (STG2 67-71).


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