Fall 2015 Newsletter
Greetings from the Sterett Association
Fall is a terrific time of the year.
The weather has cooled down, the fall colors are amazing, baseball playoffs have started and football is in full swing.
This particular Fall is even more fabulous because many of us recently attended the 2015 Sterett Association Reunion in Tacoma, WA.
What a great time it was.
The Tacoma reunion
was a major success from all perspectives. The entire event received
rave reviews from every quarter.
Many believe we set the bar a little higher with the 2015 reunion.
The hotel was great, the hotel staff was super. Even the Pacific Northwest weather cooperated.
The reunion was very well attended, with approximately 150 guests seated for dinner on Saturday evening.
Guests traveled in from across the United States and from as far away as Sasebo, Japan and the Philippines.
Historically, the majority of Sterett Association members who have attended the reunions had served during the Yokosuka years in the late 60s or during the early Subic years in the early 80s.
In 2015, we had a large contingent of Sterett shipmates who served in the mid to late 80s.
We welcome them all to the Sterett Association and look forward to their participation for many more years.
DD 407 Honored Guests
We were fortunate to
have 2 of our DD 407 WWII veterans with us. Thanks to Art
Marrs and Henry McCullough for honoring us with your
The contributions of your families in stepping up and assisting in your reunion attendance is recognized and appreciated.
While he was unable to make the trip to Tacoma, DD 407 veteran Chuck “Frenchy” LeFebvre sent along a very touching letter which was read to the reunion guests.
Stopping by on Sunday morning was Tom Miner, son of DD 407 veteran Frank Miner.
Memories of Reunion 2015
Captain Richard Genet and his wife Karen hosted his crew at a BBQ Friday
DD 407 vets Henry McCullough and Art Marrs chat with Andrew Sterett descendant Deborah Sterett
Members of the Navy JROTC pose with WWII vets Art Marrs and Henry McCullough
Ltjg John King with BTCM Mac Mcguire and his family