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Reunion Cancelled

Due to the lack of people signing up, the 2023 reunion has been cancelled.

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Reunion Registration Revised

Due to low attendance numbers and rapidly approaching, we are forced to change the deadline for for registration, event selection, and hotel registrations from January 15, 2022 to December 1 of this year.

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Reunion News (5/25/2021)

The 2022 Reunion will be in Savannah, GA with hotel accommodations on beautiful Tybee Island. Click here for more information

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Dues are Due (that’s why they’re called dues)

Membership dues are due again, so be sure to get yours in. This is a volunteer organization so dues are extremely necessary to continue its operation. The dues are only $10 for the year or $100 for a lifetime membership.

Send your check, payable to USS Brownson Association, to:
Ben Glasser
5 Speedling Pl
Yonkers, NY 10703-1721

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New Bouncing “B” Editor

Sharon Holcomb has volunteered to take over as editor of the official Association newsletter, The Bouncing “B”. The first issue just came out and it’s obvious that Sharon is going to do a great job. Thanks to Sharon for taking this job on and especially thanks to previous editor, Joe Eliff, for the great work he did during his term.

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Anyone remember George Burke?

George served aboard the Brownson during Operation Highjump in ’46-’47. His grandson is trying to get some more information on him. If you remember him, please contact me at and I’ll pass it on to him.

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Reunion Page Updated

The Reunion page has been updated with a wrap-up of the 2017 reunion and news about the 2019 one.

You can check it out here.

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Memorabilia Gallery Working Again

An update to the plug-in I’ve been using for the gallery seems to have fixed it, at least until the next update. You can view it here

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Brownson Videos (DD-868 & DD-518)

Life aboard a US Destroyer in 1970

About 1:34 in you’ll see the hull number of DD-868

The Sinking of the USS Brownson (DD-518)

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Links page updated

The links page has been updated and a couple more important links have been added:

Wounded Warrior Project
Mesothelioma Group for Veterans

Thanks to Elizabeth Moy for the corrections and the new links.

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