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In Memoriam

Eugene Derosia
                                 *** HPRA CHARTER ***

The Hugh Purvis Reunion Association (HPRA) charter is to plan and arrange reunions, assist our members in locating other shipmates and provide  information from the V.A. and other sources that you may need. Membership in the HPRA is granted all those men who served aboard the USS Hugh Purvis DD709 in any year, for any length of time, in any rank or rate.

                    Membership information is available here...

(You can also update your information here)

Remember, the HPRA, this Website, the Shipmate Directory and the Newsletters are not possible without your financial support.

An electronic copy (PDF) of the Shipmate Directory is available to ACTIVE members via email from the HPRA president (email Link).

                                   *** Still Available! See here ***



   The HPRA newsletter is published quarterly and is sent to all ACTIVE members via Email or USPS. If you get your NL via email, it not only saves postage costs (high), but will also be in color for many of the photos. So please consider using this method. NL's dating back to 2006 are available to ACTIVE members. A modified version (Web Site Version link below) is on this site. For a complete copy, use the "Complete Version ..." link below (Active members only)

The latest Newsletter is JULY, 2016.
(The next NL will be Oct/Nov 2016)

Web Site version (Modified)

or a Complete Version (from the HPRA President)

2015 NEW ORLEANS Reunion...
2016 Memorial Service at the Memphis National Cemetery

The Memphis reunion, 9/29-10/2 2016, is history. As we concentrate on , 2016, here are links to NOLA photos and more (Updated 10/20/2016)...

Select  here for our main... "Picture Gallery"  ...for reunion photos covering years the  2006 to date, plus many others. Send yours to contribute to the collection.

 (From DD709 shipmates - submit your own)
My Shipmate - "Chico" by George Beal (50-52)
1962 Americas Cup Races by Bob Mead (62-64)
"Portholes" by David Barter (52-55)
"Shadowing a Russian Helicopter Carrier" by Wayne D.
"The Hugh Pervert" by Hugh Tulloch via Dennis Dow

 (from John McNamara - LCDR - C/O 1972)

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