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April 8, 2008 Military Reunions


USS Columbus veterans plan reunion

The USS Columbus Veterans Association is seeking information about Navy and Marine Corps veterans who served aboard the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 anytime from 1944 through 1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present, according to a news release.

A reunion is planned for Oct. 1-4 at the Holiday Inn North in Dayton, Ohio.

Information: Allen R. Hope, president of the US Columbus Veterans Association at (260) 486-2221 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (EDT). He can also be reached by mail at: 3828 Hobson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815-4505 or via e-mail at

USS IWO JIMA group sets fall reunion

A fall reunion is being planned for the USS IWO JIMA Class Association, which includes the following ships: USS IWO JIMA (LPH2/LHD7), USS OKINAWA (LPH3), USS TRIPOLI (LPH10/ CVE64), USS NEW ORLEANS (LPH11). The reunion will be for all of the ship's company and all embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

The reunion will take place Oct. 15-19 at the Marriott Hotel in Chesapeake, Va.

Information: Robert G. McAnally by calling (866)-237-3137. His mailing address is 152 Frissell Street, Hampton, Va. 23663. He als can be reached via e-mail at


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