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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 MARCH 2023  Newsletter is Available (active members only).

The next newsletter is scheduled for Julu 1st, 2023 with a recap of the 2023 reunion
and a look at 2024.

"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"

Michael F1 Lorenz (62-64/RD3)
    Michael "Mike" Lorenc passed away on 19 November 2022 at the age of 81, He lived in Calverton NY. He served aboard from 1962 to 1964 and was a Lifetime member of the HPRA.

Rest in peace Mike!!
Fair Winds and Following Seas

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.

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