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*** NOTES and NOTICES ***
(Underlined items are links)

The reunion registration form in the paper version of the MAY newsletter shows the wrong "YEAR". It should read "2016" not 2015. All other information is correct.


The Hugh Purvis Reunion Association (HPRA) charter is to plan and arrange reunions, assist our members in locating other shipmates and provide important information from the V.A. and other sources that you may need. Membership in the HPRA is granted to those men who served on the USS Hugh Purvis DD-709 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 Web Site, 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 MAY 2015 issue includes the 2016 Memphis Reunion and tour registration form.

The latest Newsletter is MAY, 2015.

Available versions...

Web Site version (Modified)  

or a Complete Version (from the HPRA President)

2015 NOLA Reunion...
2015 Memorial Service at the WWII Museum

The NOLA reunion, Oct 15-18, is history. As we concentrate on Memphis, 2016, here are links to NOLA photos and more...

NOLA From Steve T.
Slideshow or

More 2015 Reunion Photos are available

(Select picture - Updated 1/2/2016)

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)
"Portholes" from David Barter (52-55)
"Shadowing a Russian Helicopter Carrier" from Wayne D.
"The Hugh Pervert" from Hugh Tulloch via Dennis Dow
 (from John McNamara - LCDR - C/O)

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