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Military Locator and Reunion Service


Upcoming Plans

The next reunion will be held in Boston, MA  May 9-13, 2016. 

Be sure to check out the newsletter links at the bottom of this page!

2016 Registration Packet

You can now download the registration packet for the 2016 reunion.  Click Here.

Recent Reunion Recaps

Association Dues

This link takes you to a pdf form you can print and mail in to pay your Association dues. Click here.

Subscribe to Updates

In order to receive updates from us about the reunion group, you must subscribe to the USS GURKE Emailers mailing list.

* Here's a brief description of this mailing list:

This is the mailing list for the USS GURKE (DD-783) reunion group. We use this list to advise subscribers of upcoming reunion activities, and updates to the web site, including the posting of newsletters and reunion reservation packets. * If you'd like to subscribe, just click the link below: Subscribe
(You can always remove yourself from the mailing list, at any time)
* This mailing list is an announce-only mailing list. *

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Intro Letter

If you are new to the reunion group, this letter is a great place to start, to get background information on the reunion group, and your part in it! Click Here

Where Next

Be sure to check out the Where Next link on the left of this page.  It will take you to a great place to access information on a variety of locations that are interested in hosting your next reunion.  After visiting this site, you can go to your next reunion prepared to nominate a great location for an upcoming year!

On Line Questionnaire

Use this link to submit your information so we can add you to the mailing list, and include your profile in the Members Profiles below! Click here

Member's Profiles

Find out what your buddies have been up to since they left the USS GURKE:   Click here

Attendees list

2015 Attendees as of 4/15/2015
ID Last Name First Name Spouse/Guest Years From Years To
15 Guymon Leon
1953 1956
14 Vaselo Peter Alice Vaselo 1961 1963
13 Briar Kenneth
1966-01 1969-09
12 Daleen Gaylord Karen Daleen 1964 1966
11 Betschart Charley
1950 1954
10 Rasor George
1951 1954
9 Golemme Edward Daniel Golemme 1969 1973
8 Skulsky Robert
1963 1965
7 Coratti Mark Jean Ross 1947 1950
6 Dell Bill
1963-10 1965-10
5 Smith Craig Gillian Smith 1967 1968
4 Snow Richard Alice Snow 1952 1954
2 Hickam Frank Helen Hickam 1954-09 1956-05
1 Lewis Lawrence
1951-10 1955-03

Email Roster

This is a list of email addresses for those folks who wanted their addresses to be posted. Click here


The links below will take you to pdf versions of the USS GURKE newsletters.

2015 Newsletters

2014 Newsletters

2013 Newsletters

2012 Newsletters

2011 Newsletters

2010 Newsletters

2009 Newsletters

2008 Newsletters

2007 Newsletters