Welcome Aboard the U.S.S. Little – DD 803

Welcome Aboard the U.S.S. Little – DD 803 -

2014 DD 803 Reunion

WELCOME U.S.S. LITTLE DD 803
JUNE 12-15, 2014
BOSTON MASS


June 12, 2014 (Thursday)

Registration day – arrive at the Marriott Courtyard 63R Boston Street Shuttle service provided when you arrive at Logan international airport call 617-436-8200 there is a $5.00 fee for the shuttle.

Boston Red Sox game Fenway Park 7 pm game vs. Cleveland Indians
There are some tickets still around email or call Kevin. Tickets are $55 each – good seats

Hospitality room located one the first floor of the Hotel just a place to hang out and catch up on the past year.

June 13, 2014 (Friday)

7:00am-8:00am
Breakfast first floor lobby Hotel. Coffee, eggs, breakfast sandwiches reasonable priced

8:00am
Board the Motor coach for the Memorial service at Battle Ship Cove in Fall River, MA

11:00-11:30
Memorial Service 11:00am followed by a deli lunch served in the Annex Fresh fruit with sherbet, or homemade minestrone soup roasted turkey sandwich with lettuce and tomato, chunky potato salad, dill pickle, potato chips, frosted cake, and choice of beverage.

Leisure time at Battle Ship Cove to visit the museum or the Ships. Return to the bus for departure at 1:45pm.

1:45pm 2:30
Battle Ship Cove to Esther Ames’ house Easton Mass for a clambake. If you have any seafood allergies please note that on your registration form – that doesn’t mean if you do not like seafood. There will be limited chicken and burgers for those who can not eat seafood. Return via Motor coach back to the Hotel you can hang in the hospitality room or go out on your own.

June 14, 2014 (Saturday)

7:00-9:00am
Breakfast at the hotel or own your own

9:00-1:00pm
Visit the Charlestown Navy Yard – go aboard the U.S.S. Constitution and explore the war ship. Also the U.S.S. Casen Young is located at this Naval Yard. You can go aboard this Fletcher Class Destroyer. There is also a gift shop located at the Navy Yard and a small restaurant.

Optional Duck Tour
Optional Trolley Tour

2:30-4:30pm
Annual U.S.S. Little raffle to be held in the hospitality room, always a fun event!

5:45pm 10:00pm
Phillips Old Colony House for our annual banquet. Board the shuttle from the Marriott to the restaurant at 5:45pm. Cocktail hour 6:00pm-7:00 pm. Dinner served at 7:00pm. There will be three entre’choices – please mark your choice on your registration form.

(1)Roast Sliced New York Sirloin with Au Jus,
(2) Baked Fresh Boston Scrod with a Light Ritz Cracker Crumb Topping & Lemon Butter
(3) Baked Stuffed Chicken with Sausage or Traditional New England Herb Stuffing

Desert Apple Crisp W/Ice Cream
Coffee or Tea.

June 15, 2014 (Sunday)

7:00-8:30am
Breakfast at the Hotel or on your own

8:30am
U.S.S. Little Board meeting

9:30am
It’s over. Check out and head back home. Hope everyone had a great time.

August 26, 2013 Site Update

During a site update the crew search engine broke. I am working on resolving this issue and will post notification once I have fixed it.

In the meantime if you wish to search for a crew member please visit the crew full profile page at: http://dd803.org/crew/crew-full-profile/

Thanks

Larry

July 14, 2013 Update

I’m continuing to develop the display layout of the full crew profiles and adding information I have on a dozen or so of the crew. This process will take some time as I need to make sure I have the layout configured and as complete as possible before I begin entering to much data which could corrupt by the changes I make on a daily basis at this time.

Today I have also begun the creation of the Photograph Page. I’ve entered some initial photo’s and brief information this evening and will continue to add photographs as I obtain them. You can view the photo’s at:

http://dd803.org/photographs/

July 13, 2013 Crewmember Update

It is with a heavy heart that I make today’s post.  I just received news from David Humbarger, son of BKR2c Donald F. Humbarger, that his father passed away yesterday at the age of 93.  Our condolences go out to the Humbarger family.

David’s e-mail is below.

Passing of BKR2c Donald F. Humbarger

Please pardon me for using the crew update form to give you the following news.  As a Navy Veteran myself, I know how important it is to hear of a shipmate’s passing.

It is with sadness that I must report to the surviving crew of the USS Little that my father, BKR2c Donald F. Humbarger, passed away of a heart attack yesterday (July 12th) morning.  He was 93 years old and married to his wife, Mary, for 66 years.

He loved his ship and was a member of Tin Can Sailors.  He had a picture of the Little at his bedside when he passed.  The memories of the fatal night when the USS Little courageously went down was always fresh in his memory.  He loved to share stories about the crew and what “a fresh loaf of bread” to the right shipmate could do for him.  He is survived by his two sons and their wives, four grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

Thank you,

David Humbarger
USS Corry (DD-817) Veteran

July 6, 2013 Update

I’m currently working on development of crew profiles as well as attempting to verify the living status and unknown status of many. While the site stats show 76 living, the vast majority of those shown as living have not been in contact for 10 years or longer. At the current time I can only verify nine are still living at this time based on personal contact within the past three years. Seven of the nine I have personally visited with within the past two months and of the remaining two one in the past 14 months and the other three years ago.

Wayne Banrhart
Warren Bunck
Eugene “Gene” Clift
Charles “Chuck” DeMann
Irving “Bill” Gale
Russel Norris Grunhuvd
Ignatius “Igie” Guillaumin
Edward Seiford
Frank Whall

If you are aware of others who are still verified as living and can provide me with contact information or obituary information please contact me so I can update our site to provide as accurate information as possible.

Thanks!

Larry

July 4, 2013 Update

Happy 4th of July!

The Fourth of July, officially Independence Day, is a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

May 21, 2013 Update

All crew data from the old site has been migrated to this site. I’ll now begin working on entering updated information and developing more complete profiles.

I’m hoping to get access to muster logs from the first USS Little DD 79 and later the APD 4 which was also sunk during WW II as I have several unverified individuals who I need to determine if they were on the DD 803 or the DD 79 / APD 4.