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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).

HPRA NEWSLETTERS   The next Newsletter will be in JANUARY - 2020

"NOTES, NOTICES, HEADLINES & MORE"
(An "Underlined" item is usually a link to an artical or website)

FYI - BOSTON REUNION UPDATE
as of 3/14/2020

The HPRA officers and reunion planner, with input from the membership, have canceled the HPRA Reunion originally scheduled for June 11-13, 2020. If you have made hotel reservations, you need to canc The hotel reservation number is (781)284-7200.  The on-line method does not seem to provide an actual cancelation method.

There is more information in the March newsletter due out issued  3/23/2020. 

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IN MEMORIAM
 James F. Manning (50-54 - BT3)

   James Manning, serving aboard from 1950 to 1954, a BT3, passed away 2 September 2019 at the age of 86. and is survived by his wife Diane.

     James, along with Dennis Dow, was the founder of the Hugh Purvis Reunion Association, in 1991. He was living in East Hartford Ct. at the time of his passing. For more on James, please see this link to his obituary - [Link To:]

Alexander Gish - (66-69 - RD2)
   Alex Gish passad away 19 March 2020 after several monthe in the hospital. (More information when available)


HUGH PURVIS DD709 1968-69

"A BASIC NARRATIVE"
(provided by Dennis Dow)

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     This note is the description of a period covering 1 Jan. 1968 through 1969 for the USS Hugh Purvis DD709. It covers the Boston Yard period for its regular overhall, dockside machinery trials and other operability tests. It moves on the the 1969 West Pac Cruise and Vietnam. Read the full narrative here...
1968-69 Basic Narrative

BEWARE of VA’s NEED TO REDUCE COMPENSATION BENEFITS
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     A thorough review of disability examinations are often requested by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to check the severity of service-connected disabilities.  VA regulations point out specific timelines for “examination checks,” but, it is not a hard and fast rule, and, oftentimes, ignored by VA personnel.  But, rest assured, it will happen at some point.

     By law, VA should and will request a review exam under the following circumstances...   
Link to "USVCP" Article

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SLIDESHOWS USING
MICROSOFT SWAY
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    The large SlideShows for Reunions have been moved from the home page to their own pages. The "SS" for the most recent reunion has a "small" version in the "HPRA" column on the left of this page under the HPRA section. Below the SS are links to other versions.

See this for more on Sway...
SWAY NOTE






SCAM WARNINGS
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    At any point in time, there are those that will attempt to "fool" you and try to get ahold of your personal information in an attempt to take your hard earned money. It is up tou tou to not fall for these attempts.

These are some of the most common ones active today...
PHONE CALLS FROM...
  • SSI (Social Security) phone calls
  • MEDICARE
  • MICROSOFT or APPLE
  • Your Bank
  • Your Grandson stuck in "anyplace"
  • The V.A.
  •  And many others of this type

    These examples will all try to convince you that something is wrong, They all try to get you to reveal personal information about accounts or your computer access. Some may require an "up front" fee to help fix your problems. Do not fall for any of this.

     If any really need to contact you is will be via regular mail, ofter registered mail. If any ask for you to verify account numbers, hang up. If it's through EMAIL, delete it - do not click on any links within a message. A real institution will already have your personal information and will not ask you to verify it by having you actually say it or email it.

Be safe.

A WARNING FROM MEDICARE
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     The latest scam offers "FREE GENETIC TESTING" and says "Medicare will cover it." This is untrue. It is an attempt to get your Social Security and new Medicare numbers for fraudulent purposes. Please do not fall for this. Medicare does NOT cover genetic testing. Stay away from this one.





(From time-to-time, something special will appear here. Maybe a photo or poem etc.
After a period of time, the item will move to an appropriate page. This presented on 7/26/2019)
( Always In progress - Stay Tuned)

“Let the wind”
(Found on Facebook - author unknown)

Let the wind come off the seas,
In a gentle ocean breeze,
Let the wind come through the trees,
A taste of salt up on the breeze.
Let me feel one more time,
Ocean air upon the brine,
Let me feel beneath my feet,
The roll of the sea as we find a seat,
Upon the waters deep and blue,
Let it once more please come true.




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