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Notice: All veterans of USS Whitehurst at welcome at all reunions.

Pictorial History of 1950-1969 Crews' Reunions
ReU History

Pictorial History Of WWII Veterans Reunions
WWII Veterans' Reunions

The 2004 reunion was extra special.  It was a combined reunion of both the WWII Crews and the later Crews.  The WWII vets generously asked us to be their guests at their reunion in Chattanooga, TN the last week of June, 2004.  Everyone enjoyed the time together.  Many of the Korean era and later Whitehurst vets were honored to meet the men who brought Whitehurst home from the big war.  These men didn't seem to be much older than the rest of us.  They are as young in spirit as any of us.  Next year there will, once again, be separate reunions.  max crow 

Why there are two Whitehurst  reunions?

Most of the WWII vets who are able to attend reunions live in the Southeast.  They have long agreed to meet in Tennessee.  Members of the later crews are scattered from Hawaii to Maine, and Florida to Alaska.  At each reunion  a volunteer host for the next reunion is selected.  The host chooses a reunion site relatively near his home.    This method of hosting serves to move the reunion to various parts of the country. 

Current Reunions

The WWII Veterans' Reunion
June 26-28, 2013

DE-634 WWII Veterans' ReU Photos

Note:  The Reunion of the USS Whitehurst WWII crew is always held on Wed - Friday of the last full week of June, in Knoxville, TN. 

Clarion Inn

5634 Merchant Center Drive,  KNOXVILLE, TN  37912 ph. (865) 687-8989
Take Exit #108 off I-75

We are asking that each  of make your own reservations with the hotel.  Be sure to mention that your reservation is for the USS WHITEHURST ASSOCIATION Reunion.

120 Ryan Drive
Goose Creek, SC 29445
 ph# (843) 533-1908     E-Mail Host:

Room Reservation Cut-off Date is: June 1st

 Hotel Link Online: Clarion


27th Reunion of the 1950-1969 Crews
will be combined with the reunions of the USS Silverstein DE-534 and
and USS Walton DE-361. It will begin with Check-in, on Wednesday afternoon,
September 25, 2013 and close with the Banquet Saturday evening, Sept 28.
Shilo Inn Suites, Portland Oregon Airport

E-Mail questions to:
Reunion Host Larry Richards
or to Reunion Communicator, Max Crow

Reunion Itinerary and Fee submission forms

2013 Joint Reunion for the USS Silverstein DE 534, USS Whitehurst DE 634 & USS Walton DE 361 

DATES:  Check in September 25, Wednesday, thru September 28, Saturday.  Check out September 29, Sunday.

HOTEL:  Shilo Inn Suites - Portland Airport, Phone: (800) 222-2244   Rate: $89.00 (rates will be good 3 days pre/post reunion) Reservations need to be made with the hotel prior to August 22, 2013.  Reservations after that date will depend on space available.  Mention our reunion group to get $89 rate and to count towards our contract.   Hotel provides complimentary breakfast and airport shuttle.


Wednesday:  Registration will be Hospitality Room starting at 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday:  Business Meeting in Hospitality Room starting at 7:00 p.m.  Shipmates and spouses are encouraged to attend.

Thursday: Scenic Columbia River Gorge Tour, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m..  This roadway will engage you with its commanding views, compelling vistas and magnificent landscapes.  Points of interest will include the Women's Forum, Vista House, Multnomah Falls, Bonneville Fish Hatchery and East Bonneville Dam Visitorís Center.  Multnomah Falls plummets 620 feet, making it the second highest year-around waterfall in the U.S..  Check out Herman, a 10 foot white sturgeon at the Fish Hatchery.  Lunch will be on our own at Charburger Restaurant overlooking the Columbia River.

Friday:           Japanese Garden & Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Tour, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..  The Japanese Garden is considered one of the most authentic outside of Japan. Enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Strolling Pond, Tea, Natural, Sand and Stone, and Flat Gardens influenced by Shinto, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies emphasizing plants, stones and water - the essence of nature.  Then travel through Willamette Valley countryside to the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museums, home of the Spruce Goose.  Explore Howard Hughes "Flying Boat" and a diverse collection of over 40 vintage aircraft from 1903 to the jet age.  The Space Museum will take you through history from miniature rockets to robotic spacecraft we know today. Lunch will be on our own at the Museum Cafe.

Note:  Restroom-equipped motor coach.   Professional tour guide provides a narrated tour.

COST:  $100 for the two tours. 

Saturday:   Explore Downtown Portland.  Downtown Portland contains various attractions including Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Aerial Tram, Art Museum, Lan Su Chinese Garden, Oregon Maritime Center & Museum, Saturday Market, Powell's City of Books, Rose Garden and many more.  Information on these attractions will be in the Hospitality Room.  Route maps for the MAX light rail system will be in Hospitality Room.  Seniors may ride the MAX for only $1.00.  Plan your day with friends and take 5 to 10 minute ride on the hotel free shuttle to a MAX station. 

Saturday:  Banquet starting at 6:00 p.m. Cost:  $30.00/person

TOURS ..................................................................................$100.00 X _____ =   $________

                                             2013 Reunion Fee submission form

BANQUET MENU:  Please indicate your selection(s) of the plated dinner options.

1. Marinated Beef Tri Tip,   indicate your choice of a Garden Salad ___  or Caesar Salad ____            $30.00 X _____ =    $_________

2. Pacific Northwest Salmon Filet, apple wood smoked salmon served with a creamy artichoke tartar sauce.   Indicate your choice of a Garden Salad ____ or Caesar Salad____                  $30.0 X _____ =    $_________

3. Chicken Marsala,   indicate your choice of a Garden Salad____ or Caesar Salad_____                      $30.00 X ____ =    $_________

Fee to defray costs of reunion planning and guarantee expenses: $25 each veteran

Note:  All dinners include sides, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea.

If you have any diet restrictions, please indicate and provide phone # so we can contact you if necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                               FEE, TOURS, AND DINNER(S) TOTAL:    $__________ 

Your name:_______________________________________Spouse__________________________

Address _________________________________________________________________________

Phone:  ______________________________ 

Checks must be collected by the treasurer of your shipís Reunion group.  Please fill out the form and mail it with your check, to your groupís money handler by August 10, 2013 

Whitehurst veterans make checks payable to USS Whitehurst DE-634 Assn.
Mail checks to: 

Arnold Pettijohn
2405 Castle Dr
Clyde, TX 79510

Silverstein veterans: Make checks payable to USS Silverstein DE534.
Mail to:

Orland & Jan Banks
4406 Knoll Drive
Bakersfield, CA 93308-1210

Walton veterans: Make checks to Mary Hudson and mail to:

Mary Hudson
4750 Co Rd 480
Tebbetts, MO 65060



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