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My sincerest and heartfelt THANK YOU to all who signed my birthday card. It's nice to be remembered, especially at 92 yrs., and I do appreciate your thoughtfulness. Love 'n Hugs Donna

Added: July 21, 2016
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Hello Shipmates and Righthanders,
WOW!!!! What a reunion in Lafayette, LA., and our host were Forest, Sue and Mitzi, and they put on a great reunion, not a dull moment once it all started to roll.
The Tabassco Factory and Avery Island tour was very educational and rewarding and beautiful. Then the Food Truck experience, can't even begin to describe that, but marvelous idea and tour of some great food in Lousiana. And fun experience, something we had never done before, just so much fun, and we had a great group traveling along with us. The Swamp tour, to see the alligators, beautiful birds. And can't even begin to tell all of you the trip to Forest and Sue's home, the Cajun band, love that music and folks were dancing. The food, oh my, we were stuffed, and of course the RUM cakes were aplenty all week long. Wow!!! A wonderful, exciting week, and a chance to meet up again with the greatest people in this country from the USS Belle Grove LSD 2. Auction and raffle were a success. And of course fun to see expression the faces of folks that buy and folks that win in the raffle. So thankful to all whom bring the wonderful items to share with others. Banquet, more food and then saying our good byes' which is so hard after such a wonderful week with truly great friends.
First Timer: Luke and Christina from Cneterville, LA. Welcome.
We are home safely, with our two UBER drivers. Ha! Has been an experience with those two. Our oldest daughter, Lori from Seattle area, and her friend from grade school through high school Lauri G. She lives in Iowa. We drove straight home. 16 1/2 hours. Take care all of you, see you in Texas, and then the next year in Albuquerque, NM.
Les and Janet


Added: July 18, 2016
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The Four Seasons sang Oh what a night in 1963; but what a week it in Lafayette
! The hard work was so appreciated, thank you to one and all. Looking back I know why my dad (P J Trahan) enjoyed this annual trip, it was a true family reunion. Already looking forward to Dallas and mind wandering about South Dakota; safe travels to all that are getting on the road to return home.


Added: July 16, 2016
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Heartfelt greetings and wishes to you for another great USS Belle Grove LSD2 reunion. I have wonderful memories of many reunions Jack and I attended, starting with our first in St.Louis. Enjoy the special bond of the friendships made and treasured with this amazing group. Have a memorable week. Love 'n Hugs Donna

Added: July 10, 2016
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Underway, Underway to Lafayette, LA to visit the Belle Grove Reunion Family. It has been a long year and eagerly waiting to see everyone again. ETA Sunday some time, a little stop over in Pensacola, Fl to see my son and then on to Lafayette. Fair winds and Following Seas and the Good Lord willing the creek don't rise will see you all there.
Russ & Sheila


Added: July 6, 2016
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Hi. Shipmates and right handers, want to wish one and all a happy 4th of July, and to pray for our service men and women. That make it possible, we are able to celebrate this freedom we have. Looking forward to the reunion in Lafayette, it is just a week away, we will pass us a good time sha.
Happy 4th and God Bless
John


Added: June 30, 2016
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Served aboard her as my first ship 1669-70. I remember racing our sister ship "33" and bet her! Sad day when she went for decommissioning.

Added: June 28, 2016
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Served as a yeoman in 1967-1968

Added: June 8, 2016
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Hi you all
I have some information on a campground not far from the hotel. For those that are coming by RV. The name of the place is Maxie's Campground
PO. Box 181
4350 Hwy 90 East
Broussard, La. 70518
Phone # 337-837-6200
337-837-4105
So if you are interested give Jason Moresi a call
Looking forward to see you all soon
John


Added: May 25, 2016
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Hi shipmates and right handers, I had a call from Lowell Chadwick, about the coast of the meal for the banquet, for children under 12 years of age. The cost will be $12.00 for children under 12yrs. the menu for Children will be, chicken strips or hamburger with F F and cookie, with water or soft drink. Please let Mitzi know if you have a child that fits in that category, with there choice of menu selection.
If you have any questions call me or Mitzi.
Looking forward to July, see you all then.
God Bless and take care.
John :!cool:


Added: May 2, 2016
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