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The 2017 Reunion is in Harrisburg PA - June 20-22 is complete. Watch for the
recap coming soon and get ready for Savannah in Sept 2018.
MESOTHELIOMA and the USS HUGH PURVIS - A must read
(Left column, Resources, MESOTHELIOMA)
DID YOU SERVE ABOARD THE HUGH PURVIS WHILE SHE WAS IN VIETNAM WATERS? Select for more...
NEW SCAM ALERT -
From the USVCP/Armed Forces Locator
Disabled Veterans BEWARE!!

 
5 WAYS CRIMINALS WILL TRY TO SCAM YOU THIS TAX SEASON (from Yahoo Finance)
NEW PAGE - "WHAT I DID AFTER MY TIME IN THE NAVY"



                                 *** 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 resources that may benifit you. 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...
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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

(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).


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*** HPRA NEWSLETTERS ***

   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. For a complete copy, use the "Complete Version ..." link below (Active members only)

The latest Newsletter is JANUARY, 2017.
(The next NL will be in late March, 2017)

 Complete Version (from the HPRA President)


2017 HARRISBURG, PA. Reunion...
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2017 Memorial Service at Gettysburg Battlefield
in front of the Pensylvania Memorial - June 22, 2017


Our Harrisburg reunion, 6/20 - 6/22, 2017, is history. As we concentrate on 2018, here are the links to the Harrisburg photos and more (In Progress)...

We are waiting for submission of photos for this presentation. Please check back often.
(The next link will take you to other photos from previous years.)

or...

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.
*** SEA STORIES ***
 (From DD709 shipmates - submit your own)
The Fate of the USS Harwood by Butch Guzejko (66-68)
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

CERTIFICATE OF DELIVERY TO THE TURKISH NAVY
 (from John McNamara - LCDR - C/O 1972)

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