Article on USS Franklin Reunion 2014

Eleven of the remaining USS Franklin Crew at the 2014 Reunion Dinner Dance

Eleven of the remaining USS Franklin Crew at the 2014 Reunion Dinner Dance

Hello Friends.

We just wrapped up another successful USS Franklin Reunion and we must admit we were very sad to return to work after such a great weekend with the Franklin Family. We had a wonderful time with our extended family and got to know some crew members (and their wives) that we had not had the privilege of speaking with before now.

MC3 Shane Jackson, from Navy Public Affairs Support Element – East, has captured some of this experience in a very nice article about the reunion, particularly the relationships we’ve built over the years. Please take the time to read this article by clicking on the link below. Hoping all made it home safe and looking forward to next year’s reunion (any volunteers?)!

Yours,
Darren and Susan Hamm

http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=82337

140718-IG780-N-080 NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) – Bill Albrecht, a surviving member of aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13), reads the names of the most recently deceased survivors of Franklin on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard Franklin during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) – Bill Albrecht, a surviving member of aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13), reads the names of the most recently deceased survivors of Franklin on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard Franklin during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

140718-IG780-N-073 NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) - Bernard Groenewald, left, a surviving member of aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13), and Ron Williams, sponsor of the 2014 Franklin Reunion, read the names of the most recently deceased survivors of Franklin on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard Franklin during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) – Bernard Groenewald, left, a surviving member of aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13), and Ron Williams, sponsor of the 2014 Franklin Reunion, read the names of the most recently deceased survivors of Franklin on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard Franklin during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

140718-IG780-N-035 NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) - Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, Chief of Navy Chaplains, speaks at the Franklin Society's dinner and dance as part of the group's annual reunion. The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13) during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) – Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd, Chief of Navy Chaplains, speaks at the Franklin Society’s dinner and dance as part of the group’s annual reunion. The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13) during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

140718-IG780-N-032 NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) - Capt. James Denley, a Navy chaplain, speaks at the annual Franklin Society reunion on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The Franklin Society annually honors the men who served aboard aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13) during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) – Capt. James Denley, a Navy chaplain, speaks at the annual Franklin Society reunion on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The Franklin Society annually honors the men who served aboard aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13) during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

140718-IG780-N-023 NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) - The surviving members of aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13) pose for a group photo at their annual reunion on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard Franklin during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

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NORFOLK, Va. (July 18, 2014) – The surviving members of aircraft carrier USS Franklin (CV 13) pose for a group photo at their annual reunion on board battleship USS Wisconsin (BB 64). The annual meeting of the Franklin Society honors the men who served aboard Franklin during World War II. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Shane A. Jackson/Released)

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