PURVIS REUNION ASSOCIATION
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 benefit 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.
HPRA newsletter is published quarterly and is sent to all ACTIVE
members via Email, Private On-Line-Directory or USPS. If you get your
NL via electronically, it not only
saves postage costs (high), but you also will see photos in color when
available. So please consider using this method. NL's dating back to
are available to ACTIVE members. For a complete copy, use the "Latest Newsletter ..."
link below (Active
The directory lists many, but certainly not all,
Purvis shipmates over its 23 years in commission. The list includes all
ACTIVE and HONORARY members
along with all known deceased shipmates. Also listed are a number of
UNKNOWN and UNINTERESTED shipmates. The directory is available
electronically to all ACTIVE and HONORARY members only. If requested, a
paper copy would be made available. The paper version is expensive to
produce so ask only if you really need one.
The Latest Newsletter
(from the HPRA President)
officers of the HPRA are elected for two year terms. The President and
Secretary elections take place in "odd numbered years" and the Vice
president and Treasurer in "even numbered years." The president is
limited to three 2-year terms. The office's of Chaplain and Webmaster
are appointed-volunteer positions (appointed by the HPRA Board of
directors (the elected officers). For a list of the present
see this page...
that there is a special situation with the elections due to Covid-19.
Officers will hold in position until the next
reunion-business meeting (Milwaukee 2022??). We will hold the next
election, keeping with
the odd-even rule, thus the 2022 reunion in Milwaukee will be for VP
and Treasurer. The present president will have gone past his allowed
terms, thus a new president will be needed in 2023.
Membership in the HPRA is open to any
former DD709 Hugh Purvis crew
member. The membership term is from January 1 to December 31.
Annual dues are $20.00 and payable to the "Hugh Purvis Reunion
Association" or "HPRA" in January. A Lifetime
membership is also available for a onetime payment, depending on your
age. As per the changes made at the 2011 business meeting in D.C. ---
Membership forms are available in three formats;
(print and send), Microsoft Word and a Plain Text version. The PDF
version requires a "PDF Reader." You
most likely have one installed on your computer
device. Most modern browsers
will open them directly.
If using the "PDF" preferred version, you can fill in the form on your
PC/MAC/Tablet?Smartphone if you use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. This
is highly reccomended. If you want to have this capability, please read
Any questions regarding the application
process may be addressed via
email to: The
or to any of the HPRA officers
YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION...
If you need to
update any of your personal information,
use can this form ...
Enter your changes, send it off
and it will be taken care of.
HUGHPURVIS.COM (primary) and
DD709.COM are two WEB addresses the Hugh Purvis Reunion Association
traditionally uses to provide you with all kinds of
information. Using either address will take
to our real home page, HughPurvis.com. Use it and
have fun with it. Note that the website now uses the secure
version of "http" called "https". HTTP is the protocol used to present
The webmaster, as the developer/editor
usually called, is always open to suggestions and comments.
Each page will have a link at the bottom for you to send an
email with your comments, suggestions or concerns.
Items shown below that are bold and
links to somewhere or
something. There are also one or more small "ships
on most pages. Clicking the patch will send you back to the previous
page. The one on the home page will send you to the
top of the page.
The ships patch within the top "big" logo will also send you back to
the home page from any other page. There are also "little blue up
arrows" on some pages (like this page). Selecting one takes you back to
the top of the page. There also may be a "Menu" in a box on the right
side of a page which will take you to the spot on the page the topic is
There are links on the
home page to request the Shipmate
Directory and Newsletters (for Active Members only). The
links will bring up an email request form to the HPRA
Some items you will see, like
the "Membership Form", are in "PDF" format. Your computer
will need to have a PDF reader, like "Adobe Reader " or similar
installed in order to
access them. If you do not have a reader installed, you can
from here [Link to] "ADOBE ACROBAT READER"
This will provide
you with the latest
version. It is sometimes installed in conjunction with other
software. PDF's on this site should open in a new browser
window or tab, depending how your browser is set to handle the
request, and will not have a "return to previous page" button (like the
you see below). Most modern computers will have one installed by
default. The "Edge" browser in Windows 10 will
open PDF's as will the latest versions of Google Chrome, FireFox and
The Hugh Purvis web site
is open to the WorldWideWEb and is updated often to reflect
latest information. As new information develops on future reunions or
important to you, it will appear on the site. If you have something you
would like to see, let us know. Make the Hugh Purvis website one of
your favorites and check it often. If you
feel you would like to write something for the site, please do just
we will make arrangements to present it. Also, please get the word out
you think should know about us. Remember, this site is for you and is
maintained by one of your shipmates at no cost other than what we pay
the service provider.
page was last updated on 06/16/2011 using
information from shipmates and the members of NavSource. We believe
we have as correct a list as possible. If you have
anything to add, please address it to the webmaster. Among the missing
are some dates and photos. There is a "Notes" page that you can get to
the NOTES column in the table. Clicking on highlighted items
will bring up the Notes page. (This project is
UPLOAD PHOTOS for the
PHOTO GALLERY and Slide Show...
One of the best ways to share your own
photos is to
have a free account of your own on one of the photo sharing sites.
Presentations on these sites must be set to be available to the public,
otherwise they will not work. If they are private, the viewer would
own account for it to work. We no longer use Google Photos.
Here are a couple....
You can also share from Google photos, Microsoft
Drive and other cloud based services. Please
make sure any photos you provide are not "Copyright Protected." If they
are your own, they are fine, if they come from the web, they will need
to be checked for any copyright notices. If they come from "Public
Domain" sources they are usually fine.
If you do not have your own photo site,
there are a several methods you can use
to send photos for our
and "Slideshows and
Albums." If you have only a couple, you
can email them to the webmaster (link below).
This is good for up to 3 photos at a time. They are sent as
attachments in your email. The Help link in the email form
explains how. You can also get the real email address from the latest
HPRA directory. Look inside the cover page for it.
We are looking for you to upload photos to a custom depository. If anyone has a way to do this, let us know.
There is also a "You Tube"
site for video purposes. Your videos can be uploaded directly to
YouTube and the link provided to us. Or you can put then on a DVD or
Thumb Drive and mail them to us. You Tube videos do disapear after some unknow time period.