USS Hugh Purvis (DD709)
Reunion Association
(Updates - 4/4/2024)


(updated  5/1/2023)
Norfolk RECAP
(New - June 28/2023)
HPRA Reunion
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Ports of Call
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Stories and More
(UPDATED 7/9/2023)
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     See the following for information on...
The HPRA CHARTER   -  "Why we exist?"      
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION  -  "Also, use this to update your information"
HPRA NEWSLETTERS  -  "Latest: March 2024 - Next: July 2024"

Electronic copies (PDF's) of the Shipmate Directory, By-Laws and Newsletters
are available to all "ACTIVE" members via email from the HPRA president. The latest directory is dated 4 April 2024.   (email Link)

The 2024 HPRA Reunion is scheduled for Annapolis MD. from June 10-13. For details and updates see the "2024 HPRA Reunion" link above (updated 3/1/2024).

The March newsletter is out and has the registration form in it. The hotel information is also provided. Please get both done as soon as possible. The cuttoff is Ma1 1, 2024.
Do you have photos to share? Contact us using the "Contact..." link at the bottom of this page and we will send you a temporary upload link.

"In Memoriam"
Jeffery Carter

  Jefery Carter served aboard the Hugh Purvis as a DC3 from 1969 to 1971. Jeffery passed away on 3 March 2024, at age 75.

"Fair Winds and Following Seas"
James A. Cieslinski

   James Cieslinski served aboard the Hugh Purvis from 1954 to 1956 as a SN. James passed away on 20 April 2023 in Bay City MI. James was 88 years and 80 days old.

"Fair Winds and Following Seas"

    The following appeared on Facebook and was written by one of the members of the HPRA. It is true for all of us, being "at that certain age."

To all Veterans 50 years of age
and older.........

    Most of us are going through the next phase of our lives now. We are at that age where we see wrinkles, gray hair and extra pounds. We ran a war machine, homes, paid the bills, dealt with illness, sadness and everything life assigned to us. Many of us went to war and had the chance to return to our loved ones.
We remain survivors...
We are warriors in calm......
We are strong, we are also veterans of an old era and proud of it........

    Even though our bodies may not be what they once were, they carry our souls, our courage and our strength. We have good red blood in our veins. We will all enter this chapter of our lives with humility, grace, and pride in everything we've been through, and we should never feel bad about getting older. It is a privilege that is denied to so many people.
My age: 72
At a younger ageSteve today
by Steve Tindall