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USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Association Crew Reunion
May 16, 2012 - May 19, 2012
The USS North Carolina Battleship Association is an organization of the Battleship’s former crew members and their families. The Association hosts an annual reunion in Wilmington with the next one scheduled for May 16 – 19, 2012. The crew and families very much look forward to their annual return to the Battleship to share stories, visit old friends and make new ones. The love they have for their ship makes a powerful bond.
The formation of the Association was greatly helped by former Ship’s officer LCDR John Karrer who worked at the Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He forwarded crew members names and addresses to Jack Clements and Chuck Paty, two Association officers living in Charlotte, North Carolina. By July 1968, Karrer had located 7,243 names! Today, shipmates are still discovering their Ship.
The crew has been a tremendous asset to the Battleship through the years. They have given thousands of artifacts, recorded oral histories, donated funds, helped found the Friends of the Battleship, volunteered countless hours, and served on the USS North Carolina Battleship Commission. The Battleship staff is proud to preserve their ship and share their story.
Please visit the Battleship North Carolina website for more information: www.battleshipnc.com/