USS Gearing DD-710 shipmates' reunion
at Charleston, South Carolina, March 11 to 14, 2010,
hosted by Lee Gilbert,
and based at the Holiday Inn Charleston-Mt. Pleasant.

Many thanks to Bill Latta (PC3 65-67) for the photos you see below plus the IDs!

(Help add to the captions and ID more shipmates and guests... click to Email page author Don Provost.)


Memorial Service for departed shipmates at The Citadel Chapel, Charleston, SC



Joan and Bob Witkowski (FTG3 65-66)


Cadets in formal review at The Citadel


Citadel bagpipers in review


Shirley and Charles Letourneau visit
the US submarine Clamagore (SS-343),
Patriots Point, SC


________ and John Gilbert (SM3 64-65)
at the banquet


The Letourneaus at the banquet


Dan Donohue (FTG3 65-66) and Maureen


Lee Gilbert (QMSN 62-64) and Becky


Diane and Bobby Joe Harris (BT1 65-69)


Lee Gilbert playing that nose whistle thingy





Faye Latta meets Shirley and Charles Letourneau (Ltjg-ComDesRon20 64-65), following
the memorial service for departed shipmates
at The Citadel chapel


Color Guard, The Citadel


Former DesRon 20 officer and submariner, Charley Letourneau captured everyone’s attention as he shared some destroyer and submarine stories from his Navy career aboard the Clamagore


At the auction fundraiser


Bryant A. Parnell (SO3 63-67) and ______


Dave Petrie (SN 56-58) and
Frank Goetschius (Ltjg 63-65)


Bob Witkowski (FTG3 65-66) and
Carl Lloyd (RM3 45-46, Plankowner)


John Koller (GMG3 66-69) and Sheila


Low Country Gospel Singers entertain
at the Gearing Reunion banquet


A number at the reunion also visited the Navy museum ship
USS Yorktown (CVS-10), at Patriots Point, SC