2017 Reunion

The 47th Annual USS Fletcher Reunion
(DD-445, DDE-445 & DD-992)
USS O’Bannon Reunion
(DD-450, DDE-450 & DD-987)

September 11 - 14, 2017


At the Grand Plaza Hotel
Hotel location on Google Maps

Our group rate for a king or double room is $92.50 per night. This includes tax and a hot breakfast for two people! Breakfast for a 3rd and 4th person in the same room is $6 each. A King Suite is $116, and a King Whirlpool suite is $139. Room rates are good three days prior and after the reunion. Please, do NOT make reservations for the hotel or tours yet. A sign-up sheet will be provided in February that will be used to sign up for everything in one place. A registration Fee of $15.00 per person is required of all attendees to help offset hospitality room, banquet entertainment, and other costs.

The USS O’Bannon Shipmates Association will be joining us this year! Branson has tons of shows and attractions, so you may want to arrive early or stay late to take in some on your own. If you do, contact Sarah Hord at Ozarks’ Kirkwood for the best deals on tickets. She is helping organize this reunion and will give you the best deal possible.

This reunion is open to anyone that has an interest in Fletcher or O’Bannon, or Navy destroyers in general, or those who just want to mix with a bunch of old sailors and their families. Come one, come all! You won’t want to miss this reunion because Branson is the most veteran-friendly community in the USA!

Tour Itinerary


Monday: 11 Sept 2017: Arrival Day. Check in and socialize in the Hospitality Room.

Tuesday: 12 Sept 2017: 8:45 AM Load bus, 9:00 AM Depart Hotel, 9:30 AM Enter Titanic Museum, 11:30 AM Load bus for Lunch and light shopping at IMAX Entertainment Complex, 11:45 AM Lunch at McFarlain’s Restaurant1:15 PM Load bus, 1:40 PM Arrive at the Dutton Theatre, 2:00 PM All Hands on Deck Show! 4:00 PM Show ends, return to hotel. $84.50


Wednesday: 13 Sept 2017: 8:45 AM Load bus, 9:00 AM Depart the Hotel, 9:30 AM Enter thVeteran’s Memorial Museum,  11:30 AM Load bus for Lunch, 12:00 PM Lunch at Montana Mike's Restaurant, 1:15 PM Load bus, 1:30 PM Arrive at the Clay Cooper Theatre to see the Hot Rods & High Heels Show, 2:00 PM Show starts, 4:00 PM Show ends, return to hotel. $72.00


Thursday: 14 Sept 2017: 9:00 AM Members business meeting (ladies meeting?), remainder of morning and afternoon, free time for History of Fishing Museum (10 AM to 6 PM, $11.00or other activities on your own. Approx. 7:00 PM, Banquet. $32.00

Friday: 15 Sept 2017: Departure Day. See you next year! East of the Mississippi?


 *** Sign-Up Sheet ***

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Fletcher and O’Bannon at Midway in 1953

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