There are several things to be considered when planning our reunions: Should it be held on the West Coast, East Coast, or in the Midwest? What time of year and what weather can we expect at the selected location? How much money will the crew pay for travel, hotel, and food? Will the crew pre-pay to cover deposits required? How many will show?


June 20, 2019: Another venue was looked at this past week and I'm waiting for their proposal. Once this is received I will be posting final dates and three possible scenarios for our reunion. When posted, It will be very important for you to email me your preference as soon as possible.

If you plan on attending in October 2020 be sure I have your dates served onboard (month/year), rate, and t-shirt size. There just might be a special giveaway for your answer?

Hotel/Car Rental? A block of rooms will be available for either $139.00 or $160.00 per night. I will be responsible for a large percentage of the block. Please EMail me whether you would be using my hotel block or making your own arrangements. Please answer even if you've already told me. Enterprise Rent-A-Car has offered a 5% discount, and from what I can determine, this is nothing really special ... but it will be available.

Check back for weekend schedule updates and other important reunion news.


  • schedule subject to change
  • Friday 1900 - Welcome Reception Will you be attending? email your name with answer
  • Saturday Afternoon - USS Anchorage LPD23 Ship's Tour (another amphib if LPD23 not in port)
  • Saturday Evening - Main Reunion Event
  • Sunday 0830 - Group Breakfast Will you be attending? email your name with answer
  • Sunday Afternoon - Group Event Will you be able to participate? email your name with answer

Latest count (5/19) shows 51 attending the 2020 reunion. Final poll results showed most crew wanted 2020 over 2019 and San Diego over Anchorage.



Breakfasts at Old Town Mexican Cafe, Saturday afternoon tour of the USS Anchorage LPD23, and Saturday dinner at Randy Jones All-American Grill with a presentation by USS Anchorage LPD23 Commander Joel Stewart.


  • QM Alan Bescan 5/73-12/76
  • Jupiter Bongolan 4/97-5/01
  • DC Morgan Croft 00-04
  • MM Joe Croney 10/68-4/71 *Plank Owner
  • Stephen Fabbri 8/69-1/71
  • Jacinto Ganac Jr 10/01-10/03
  • MA Bob Haslett 7/77-7/80
  • DC David Kessler 3/02-10/03
  • BM Michael McGrath 6/76-1/78
  • MA Dave Rios 1/85-8/87
  • EM Charles Shorkey 7/73-11/76
  • MM Royd Stewart 11/00-10/01
  • Douglas Tibbitts 93-11/96
  • BT Hank Watson
  • FT Steven Weethee 2/71-3/73

The reunion information found here is only for reunions organized by me; there may be other reunions I'm not aware of. Are you planning a ship reunion? Want that information listed here? Please EMail me the details.