SADDLER, GARY

1941 – 2024 Gary Lynn Saddler was born on June 17, 1941, in Colby, KS, the son of Guy and Berta Saddler. He died Monday, January 29, 2024 at his home surrounded by his family.Gary grew up on his parent’s farm near Gem, KS, and went to grade school, jr. and sr. high school in Gem, KS. Upon his high …

CAMBLIN, ROBERT

1937 – 2023 Robert “Bob” Earl Camblin passed away peacefully at home on 11/29/23 at age 86. Bob was born on Jan. 6th, 1937, the son of Wayne L. and Marjorie E. Camblin. Bob grew up in Atlantic Iowa. He attended Atlantic High School where he was active with football, basketball, track and band. He graduated from AHS in 1955. …

HEDLUND, JACK

1930 – 2024 Jack C. Hedlund, age 93, of Siren, WI passed away on Jan. 11, 2024, at Burnett Medical Center Continuing Care, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Sept. 4, 1930, in Grantsburg to the late Carl Hedlund and Mildred Peterson. Jack was a talented athlete and excelled in sports during his time at the Grantsburg …

TRAMA, THOMAS

1946 – 2022 Thomas Steven Trama, 76, passed away on September 14, 2022 in Palm Coast, Florida. Thomas was born on April 12, 1946 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to the late Stephen and Marie Trama. He was a Vietnam Veteran that served in the Navy. He had a thirty-year career with UA 630 Plumbers & Pipefitters. He is survived by …

WILLIAMS, CLYDE

1930 – 2023 Clyde Williams, 93, joined his Heavenly Father on November 19, 2023. Clyde was born on April 13, 1930, on the family farm in Springhill Township, Johnson County, KS. His first eight years of schooling were in a one room country school. He then attended Olathe public high school, graduating in 1948. Clyde attended Kansas University under the …

DAWKINS, STANLEY

1941 – 2023 Stanley (Stan) Dawkins was born in Kennewick, WA, to Glen and Harriet Dawkins. Stan had two brothers, Jean and David; and three sisters, Betty, Jerilea and Dixie. Stan graduated from Fort Vancouver High School and enlisted in the United States Navy on June 12, 1959, and served until March 30, 1964, serving on board the aircraft carrier …

SPRINGS, FRED

1921 – 2023 World War II Yorktown veteran, Fred N. Springs passed on October 25, 2023. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 11, at 10am, at Northwest Covenant Church, 300 N. Elmhurst Ave., Mt Prospect, IL 60056. The service will be live streamed on YouTube at www.youtube.com/@northwestcovenantchurch3929 Below is an account of Fred’s life in his own words: …

PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness month and as an Association our goal is to do our part in raising awareness, eradicating stigmas, and distributing information for our suffering veterans. Stay tuned on our Facebook Page this month for ways to get involved and be a part of this movement!

Reserve Your Room For The 2021 Reunion

While nothing can be guaranteed at this time, we wanted everyone to receive this update and potentially make plans towards the 2021 Reunion! Currently, it is scheduled for October 14 – 17th 2021, however, we will not be able to make a firm decision until the spring. Right now we would like for everyone to have to opportunity to reserve …

Please Donate to help keep our Association strong

Please consider a donation to the Association so that our organization can continue to assist our membership, support our ship and remain strong as we work through these challenging times . Just click on the below link.

He Prayed for Us

We Honor Him Above is a framed letter sent to the Syfrett family on the occasion of Rev, Harold’s Memorial Service. Below is a copy of the letter. You can also see his obituary in our In Memoriam section of the website. Dear Reverend Harold Syfrett’s family, Rev. Harold in the Rev. Harold Syfrett Chapel aboard the USS Yorktown   …

How You Can Start Giving Back Today

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Review our Annual State of the Organization Address

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