Reunions

Reunion locations

1971 - Pocono Mountains, PA
1972 - Point Comfort, VA
1973 - Nashville, TN
1974 - Chicago, IL
1975 - Charleston, SC
1976 - Point Comfort, VA
1977 - Alexandria, VA
1978 - St. Louis, MO
1979 - San Diego, CA
1980 - Biloxi, MS
1981 - Kansas City, MO
1982 - Jacksonville Beach, FL
1983 - Reno, NV
1984 - Nashville, TN
1985 - Alexandria, VA
1986 - Portland, OR
1987 - Charleston, SC
1988 - San Antonio, TX
1989 - Sacramento, CA
1990 - Minneapolis, MN
1991 - Baton Rouge, LA
1992 - Norfolk, VA
1993 - Seattle, WA
1994 - Dayton, OH
1995 - Philadelphia, PA
1996 - San Diego, CA
1997 - Mobile, AL
1998 - Colorado Springs, CO
1999 - Jacksonville Beach, FL
2000 - Davenport, IA
2001 - Virginia Beach, VA
2002 - San Antonio, TX
2003 - Great Falls, MT
2004 - Madison, WI
2005 - New London, CT
2006 - Carson City, NV
2007 - Oklahoma City, OK
2008 - Ft. Mitchell, KY
2009 - Rapid City, SD
2010 - Pocono Mountains, PA
2011 - Waterloo, IA
2012 - Boston, MA
2013 - Seattle, WA
2014 - Columbus, GA
2015 - Albuquerque, NM
2016 - San Diego, CA
2017 - Branson, MO
2018 - Virginia Beach, VA
2019 - San Antonio, TX

USS Fletcher Reunions

The USS Fletcher Reunion Group was founded in 1971 by Dr. Ray V. Allen, a former engineering yeoman and a Fletcher plank owner. The Group was conceived in Boston in the summer of 1970 when Dr. Allen attended a League of Naval Destroyers Reunion. It was there he met other former Fletcher men in the first unofficial Fletcher reunion and the idea of holding annual reunions was born. The first official USS Fletcher Reunion was held in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania the following year. After World War Two Mr. Allen returned home to West Virginia where he made a successful career in dentistry. He passed away in 1993. Dr. Allen’s wife, Lil, is the Reunion Group’s matriarch, she passed away on February 25, 2015.

Photos: Dr. Ray Allen in 1992 and Lil Allen in 2004.


USS Fletcher Reunion Group Officers

Commodore - Earl Faubion - Oklahoma City, OK
Vice Commodore -
Armand Blanchette - Salem, MA
Secretary -
Buck Locke - Winchester, MA
Treasurer -
Larry Friederich - Cheyenne, WY
Historian - (vacant)
Chaplain -
Rev. R. “Ski” Dombrowski - Honolulu, HI
Asst. Vice Commodore East - 
Shaun Murphy - Mattapoisett, MA
Asst. Vice Commodore West - (vacant)
Corresponding Secretary -
Judy Friederich - Cheyenne, WY
Corresponding Secretary -
Ginny Bender - Sidney, OH
Webmaster -
Earl Faubion - Oklahoma City, OK

Since 2017 we’ve joined forces with USS O’Bannon for annual reunions. The 2019 reunion will be planned and hosted by the USS O’Bannon Association.

For reunion photos visit the Links page

Membership dues, payment for goods and donations may now pay online. Please do NOT use this to pay for reunion activity fees; those need to be mailed along with a completed registration form which can be found on the current reunion page.

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