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Reunions-plan on attending one, you won't regret it!


Hi,

I just wanted to say that if you are ever in the Indianapolis area and have the chance to attend a reunion (they happen every 2 years in July, usually near the end of the month, this years, however, was July 4-8th, the next one will be July 2009) then by all means make it a priority to go! It is well worth it! Sadly, their numbers are dwindling and the numbers of those who are able to attend are declining.

I attended the 2005 reunion but was unable to attend this years and am really regretting it. It is wonderful to just sit and listen to these wonderful men share their memories with each other. It is especially moving when they share the details of their experiences, and when they reminisce about those men who were Lost at Sea. Just be sure to have plenty of Kleenex on hand.

I have been lucky enough to spend more time with these humble, yet great men, as my sister Kim and I do presentations with them, helping to educate the public about their harrowing ordeal. My favorite time is when we gather at the hotel lobby or restaurant and they talk, and laugh, and cry, theirs is a unique bond and I feel blessed to be included.

So watch this website for details, often they'll have a mini-reunion on the off years, and if you visit Indianapolis be sure to take a walk by the monument along the Canal, it is especially beautiful and peaceful at night. 

Deone

-- Edited by Deoned at 10:05, 2007-07-27

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Dear Deone,

Thank you for this post.  I am making it my heart's promise to hear these men talk at the July 2009 reunion.  I'm saddened that they are dwindling in number but probably like yourself, I want to keep their memory alive even after their passing.

When you said that the reunions take place in Indianapolis, is that in Indiana?

Thank you,
Jake Malobecki

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 HI.

My name is Thomas C. Sharp better know as Tom and at work they call me chief. Can you tell me when in July of 2009 the reunion for the Indy is????

I have an uncle by the name of William H . Sharp who was aboard the Indy when she went down. We have lost contact with uncle Bill many many years ago. My father who past away in 1988 said that uncle Billnever talked much about the sinking.

My wife and I want to help out at the next reunion, I enlisted in the Navy in Indianapolis on 6/7/65 and was placed on the Navys disability retired list on 7/15/69. I was wounded in Viet Nam on river patrol boats. My unit was River Assault Sq. 15 Div. 152 gunboat 11

I hope you can help me out my email is twosharps@sbcglobal.net

Thank you hopr to hear from you

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Deone,

My name is Thomas C.Sharp My uncle William H. Sharp was aboard the Indianapolis when she went down. I am trying to find out when the next reunion in 2009 is so I can take the time off from the Post Office to be there to help out where I can. You can reachme at twosharps@sbcglobal.net or 1-920-497-1231. I hope to hear from you Thanks Tom

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Hello Everyone, just wanted to say I accidently stumbled onto this convention while visiting Indianapolis from Providence, RI. I was immediately captivated by the knowledge, wisdom, expertise and humbleness of this survivor and veteran of the U.S.S. Indianapolis. Previous to this chance encounter, I never knew this ship ever existed!



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Hi,
Good day!

I am Andrea S. Pineda from the Philippines, I am a researcher of GMA 7, Philippines TV Broadcasting network.

We are currently searching for a survivor of USS Indianapolis that we can interview for our documentary we are making for I-Witness, GMA7 in Manila Philippines. We are hoping to conduct the interview through webcam.

Hope you could get in touch with us or inform other survivors you might know or are currently residing in the Philippines.
Pls. contact me as soon as you receive this message. aspineda888@gmail.com or call 063 (country code) (02) 9827777 local 1412

Or you could look for me in facebook! Andrea S. Pineda. Airing of this documentary is March 1, 2010.

Thank you!

Andrea S. Pineda

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I can't find any information on a 2011 reunion and am desperately trying to go if there is one.....do you by chance know where to steer me?

 

thx,

sonja



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Sonja, Several Survivors will be in AMARILLO TEXAS for a mini-reunion on August 18-21.   On Friday Aug 19, they will be attending the Panhandle Heritage Museum and Palo Duro Canyon Tour.  Then on Saturday August 20 @ 2pm, they will have a wreath laying ceremony at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial.    They will be staying at the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo.  The phone number for the hotel is 806-358-6161.



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