Flint, Michigan, USS Gearing reunion banquet.

(Help write captions to Ken Baker's photos
and ID shipmates and guests... click to Email page author Don Provost.)




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At the far left and right are reunion hosts Rose and Buck O'Connor (GMG2 60-61)
L to R in the center are granddaughter Haley O'Connor, Kerry Parson, Ron and Myriam Elwell, and Shannon Ahlston.


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Mary Ann Meilak, Ken Baker (ETN3 62-64), Pam Baker


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_____, Bill Casey (RD3 58-60), _____.


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_____, Maria and Ray Bento (GMSN 56-60), Diane Hentges.


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_____, Bill Casey.


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Reunion hosts Buck and Rose O'Connor


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(Buck and Rose's family) Shannon and Tony Alhston.


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Anne and John Reeves (SN 56-58)


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Margaret Szewczyk, Conrad Hebert (MM2 48-52),
Paul Zang (SK3 53-56), Barbara _____.


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Carl Lloyd (RM3 45-46, plankowner),
Joan Sickles (Russ Sickles RD2 50-54)


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Barbara and Bill Casey (RD3 58-60)


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Thi and Leo Dougherty (RM2 67-68)
Leo founded USS Gearing Association in 1987 with
its first reunion that year in Newark, New York.



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Joan and Bob Witkowski (FTG3 65-66)


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Mary Ann and Phil Meilak (CSSN 62-64)


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At each reunion banquet the Table of Honor is set with
an empty seat to remember all the shipmates who have
served with us, those who have gone before us,
and those who will follow.


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(Buck and Rose's family) Kerry and John Parson.


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Carolyn and Bryant Parnell (STG3 63-67)


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George Weber (FPG3 51-55),
Margie Ericksen (Leif Ericksen BM2 47-52)


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Bob Calhoun (MM3 55-59) and Patty


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Bob Ludema (SH3 51-55) and Hazel




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George Weber, Conrad Hebert, Margaret Szewczyk, Scott Coy, Joyce Coy, Margie Ericksen, Joan Sickles.


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Standing: Don Hentges (EM2 58-61), Gerry Casey (GMG3 60-62), Dave Petrie(SN 56-58), Frank Goetchius (LTjg 63-65), Bill Latta (PC3 65-67)
Seated: Diane Hentges, Nancy Goetchius, Faye Latta.


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Standing: The O'Connor family: Shannon, Myriam, Ron, Kerry, John, Haley and Maranda.
Seated: Tony Ahlston and reunion hosts Buck and Rose O'Connor


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Leo and Thi Dougherty


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Patty Calhoun


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Pat Hollifield


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