2019 Reunion

2019 Reunion
USS Fletcher DD-445, DDE-445, DD-992
USS O’Bannon DD-177, DD-450, DDE-450, DD-987
USS La Vallette DD-315, DD-448
San Antonio, TX
September 23 - 26, 2019
at the
El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel


Check in: 4PM, Check out: Noon

Call 210-223-9461 to make reservations. The standard room rate is $125 per night plus 18% tax and includes breakfast for two. Parking is $12.00 per day plus tax. The deadline for making hotel reservations, and for paying the registration fee, and for tours and banquet reservations is August 1st. You can cancel your room reservation up to August 19th with no penalty, and the room rate is good for three days before and after the Reunion.


(under construction, details may change)

Registration fee: $15 per person (mandatory for all attendees to help cover additional reunion costs)

Sunday, Sept. 22: Early arrivals

Monday, Sept. 23: Arrival day, register, socialize in the hospitality room, free time to visit the area on your own.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: 7:45 AM, load up on the bus for an all day tour to Fredericksburg with a wide choice of activities including the National Museum of the Pacific War and the downtown area’s many shops and wineries in the Hill Country of Texas. Price: $45 per person, includes transportation and admission to the museum. Lunch is on your own. Minimum 40 people, maximum 55

Wednesday, Sept. 25: 11:30 AM, load on a barge at the hotel dock for a Riverwalk tour by Go Rio Cruises that will end at approximately 3:00 PM. The tour will go north first, then turn around and pick up lunch and continue on south. Lunch will be either chicken parmesan on linguini or pork tenderloin with demi grace, garlic mashed potatoes, salad, veggies, and dessert. (more details on this later as everyone on a 16-passenger boat will be served the same meat), leaves and returns to the hotel. Price: $85 per person. Minimum 16 people, Maximum 32

Thursday, Sept. 26: 8:45 AM, load up for the Alamo and missions tour (Concepción, San Jose, Espada, San Juan Capistrano), lunch on your own. Return to the hotel around 2:45 PM. Price: $40 per person. Min 40, max 55 people
6:00 PM, Evening Banquet. Chicken piccata/ traditional roast beef buffet with mixed green salad, garlic mashed potatoes, with chef's choice veggies and dessert. Price: $48 per person. We’re planning on about 60 people. Vegetarians should immediately text 775-513-3435 or send email to: ojpalmer41@yahoo.com with the number of vegetarian meals desired.

Friday, Sept. 27: Departure day, see you next year!

Please make checks for registration, tours and banquet, payable to the O’Bannon Shipmates Association
mail to:

David Welch
2615 Bridge Road
Arcadia, Louisiana, 71001

This address is also on the sign-up sheet.

Click here for a sign-up sheet. Early reservations are strongly advised due to other reunions scheduled around the same time. Also, be aware that the weather this time of year in San Antonio can be very hot and humid. Water will be available on the buses. Please note that the $15 registration fee on the sign up sheet is for everyone who is attending regardless how many events they are participating in
!! Important !! In order to establish attendance numbers in advance, please text to 775-513-3435 or send email to: ojpalmer41@yahoo.com with the following information ASAP! Payment can be made later.

Name _________
Tues x _______
Wednesday x_______
Chicken or pork
Thursday x_________
Thursday buffet x______


Stay tuned for more details. 

Google Map of Hotel
Visit San Antonio
Riverwalk and Missions Map
Go Rio Cruises
30 Things to Eat in San Antonio Before You Die!


The Alamo

Let’s Eat!


USS Fletcher DD-445 in 1968


USS O’Bannon DD-450 in 1969

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