USS Whitehurst Logo by: Pat Stephens, Webmaster, DESA


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. 

In 2012 we were contacted by Larry Richards, Veteran of USS Silverstein
DE-534, suggesting we combine our reunions because our attendance was dropping to the point where we could not secure satisfactory hotel rates.  Larry and his wife Velma attended our reunion business meeting in WA DC, to present the idea. The majority of our attending members approved, thus our Joint Reunions were begun in Portland, Oregon in 2013, with veterans of the Silverstein DE-534  and Walton DE-361.  The same groups met in Kansas City in 2014.  In 2015, USS Foss DE-59 met with the group in Savannah, Georgia.

Scroll down for the announcement of the next Joint Reunion


Current Reunions

The WWII Veterans' Reunion

We are announcing with sadness, that the
USS Whitehurst DE-634 WWII Veterans
will not be scheduling a reunion this year due
to health issues.
Max Crow Webmaster USS Whitehurst Assn.


2020 DE’s Joint Reunion, Crews
of Korean War and Vietnam War Eras
of the following ships

USS Whitehurst DE-634, USS Silverstein DE-534,
USS Walton DE-361, USS Foss DE-59

Sunday Sept 20 – 23

Hotel Doubletree by Hilton, Bloomington -
Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington, MN

Room rate = $119 + tax (currently 14.525%) and are available
3 days pre/post reunion dates based on availability. Rate
includes breakfast voucher for a full, hot breakfast buffet
in Crescent Kitchen for 2 persons each day.

Reservations may be made by phone: 1-952-835-7800 or Web address:
20200918/index.jhtml? is=POG Group Code : DEJ

Hotel Reservations must be made prior to August 20, 2020
For the free shuttle to Hotel and back to Airport, call:
952-865-7800 to request shuttle service
Parking is complementary. The following is a daily agenda
of our Joint Reunion.

Subnay Sept, 20th: After 1:00 pm, Registration in Hospitality Room.
At 7:00 pm Business meeting in Hospitality Room.
Monday Sept 21
st : Tour #1, Tue Tour #2, Wed tour #3 and 6pm Banquet

**Make check payable to: Mr Jim Howe and Mail it with your Forms to:  
Mr. Jim Howe
1209 Searle Dr
Centralia, WA 98531

 mail prior to August 21, 2019. 

 e-mail ph 360-736-1235

If you need hard copies of the tours and
signup sheet e-mail me


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