The USS O’Bannon Shipmates Association will be joining the USS Fletcher Reunion Group for Branson, MO Reunion next year. We are very close to getting a contract with a hotel.
Did you know? You can make donations to Tin Can Sailors for tributes and memorials in honor of deceased members. Click here for details.
A book about Fletcher’s WWII squadron, DesRon 21 is now for sale. Author James Wukovits conducted numerous interviews with veterans including some from Fletcher. Tin Can Titans: The Heroic Men and Ships of World War II’s Most Decorated Navy Destroyer Squadron. A single copy of this book will be at our upcoming reunion for sale but you can get your copy now on Amazon or your favorite bookstore.
Reunion Group dues, donations and other payments to the USS Fletcher Reunion Group may now be made online. Click the Buy Now button below and pay via PayPal or major credit cards.
Update: ln the July/Aug/Sept 2016 edition of The Tin Can Sailor magazine is a list of all the destroyers listed as having been in Vietnam. Fletcher didn't appear in this list. This oversight has apparently been corrected because Fletcher is listed under the DDE heading even though she and all other DDEs had been redesignated as DDs prior to Vietnam. Fletcher made four separate WestPac deployments to Vietnam before her decommissioning in 1969; her first presence in the war zone was on Nov. 18, 1965 and her final trip there was on April 15, 1969. The total number of sorties to Vietnamese waters, was fifteen.
Many of Fletcher’s deck logs have been uploaded to our file area. Link Getting these logs wasn't cheap so if you're willing to help with the costs, please donate via the Buy Now link below, or mail your donation to the USS Fletcher Reunion Group, 1205 Ashford Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82007
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Membership dues, payment for goods and donations may now pay online. Please do NOT use this to pay for reunion fees. Visit the 2017 Reunion page for the latest reunion information.
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