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An electronic copy (PDF) of the Shipmate Director, By-Laws and Newsletters are 
available to  all "ACTIVE" members via email from the HPRA president (email Link).


The January 2023  Newsletter is Available (active members only).

The next newsletter is scheduled for April 1st, 2023 and will have the
Norfolk registration form

"NOTES,  NOTICES etc..."

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    The Charleston reunion for 2022 was a great success. If you missed it, you missed a fine time. The reunion recap is available - see link in left hand column.

    Our next reunion will be in Norfolk VA. from June 11-14, 2023.  Early information is in the January newsletter and will be available on this site soon. In 2024 we are looking at the Tampa FL. area for early to mid May, 2024. This is to beat the heat that picks up in late May/early June.

Our "In Memoriam" list is available on a new page. See the listing >>> "HERE"

Nathaniel "Nate" Baker
A special notice for the son of HPRA Vice President, George Baker
    Nate Baker passed away on Sunday morning 19 March 2023 about 10am, at thage of 43. 
    Many of us met Nate at the Harrisburg reunion in 2017. He lived in York, PA and worked at  Lancaster General Health as the Supervisor of Inpatient Physical Therapy.
    Please pray for Nate, his family and his parents, George and Mona in their time of mournng..

You are with the Lord now Nate, May you now Rest in Peace.

Anthony "Tony" Cerino Jr. (68-69/SK2)
    Tony Cerino passed away on 16 February 2023 at the age of 75. He served aboard the Hugh Purvis in 1968 and 69 and was a Storekeeper 2nd. We last saw Tony and wife Rebecca, in Savannah and Hartford.
    Tony was a good and kind man who enjoyed life. While he suffered with pancreatic cancer for a number of years, he maintained a good outlook on life. We will miss you, Tony!

Rest in peace Tony!!
Fair Winds and Following Seas
(Obituary  Link)

Photos from the 2022 Charleston Reunion
    This is a sampling of photos from the "HPRA" reunion in Charleston, NC - September 19-22.  Select a photo for a larger version.
For more, please see this page "Galleries

Brian (Chaplain) - Alan - George (VP)

2022 Charleston USS Laffey

2022 Charleston - Around Town

2022 Charleston Yorktown and Laffey

Enjoying the Hospitality Room

Tea Garden - Harvester

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