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47th Annual Reunion

Aug 2nd - Aug 6th, 2000


Chairman - William “Bill” Hawkins and his wife Earline - Atoka, TN

Claude Shaw and his wife Jane - Winchester, KY

Jack Flanagan and his wife Gertrude — Severna Park, MD

Welcome to the Continental Inn

Lexington, Kentucky

There was plenty to do.

Swimming pool and recreation areas.

And some new faces to.

Susie Pidsosny (daughter of Willard Webb –
Co. A) and Bill Hawkins hanging the association banner in the hospitality room.

Jack Flanagan and Earl Sain get things organized.

The banquet was great with Music By
“The 612th Destroyers”

Conductor: Bob Reighard - Springville, NY

Ass’t Conductor: Dick Leininger - St. Petersburg, FL

Local Associate: Harold Sherman - Lexington, KY

 Those That Made It


Frank Boatright

Chad Harper

Chuck Harper

Thomas Coone

Don Fisher

Gertrude Flanagan

Jack Flanagan



Amelia Harding

Clara Harding

Maxine Hartwick

Janie Hawkins

Francis Hayes

Bill Hawkins

George Karaphillis

Verona Karaphillis

Diane Kelson

Bill Leininger

Dick Leininger

Elnora Leininger

Iris Morris

Glenda Millar

Cheryl Morris

Dave Morris

Mike Papendick

Tena Phillips

Rick Pidsosny

Susie Pidsosny

Jewel Raulins

Ouida Raulins

Bob Reighard

Earl Sain

Glyn Sain

Dorothy Tomlinson

Jane Shaw

Dave Showalter


Dick Showalter

Edna Showalter

Geneva Smith

Mary Wilbanks

Ed & Sandy Winslow



Emma Jean Willis

Good-byes from all to all and God Speed to your homes as we look forward to 2001 in Tarpon Springs, Florida.

 “The Good Lord Above Willing”