Welcome! Tuesday 11/30/2021     2:28 PM  

Welcome aboard!

This site is dedicated to all who served aboard the USS Kretchmer, 1943 - 1973.

The USS Kretchmer Reunion Group was formed in 1988 when WWII Kretchmer crewman Dwane "Red" Robinson and his wife Rosie took the initiative, did the work and held the first reunion in their hometown of Emporia, Kansas. We have held a reunion every year (except 2020) since. We are proud to have on board crew members from the years 1943 through 1973.

This site is here for anyone with ties to the USS Kretchmer DE/DER329 to find old shipmates, to communicate with and share stories and photos and to get updates on mates, first mates and family. Our ultimate goal is to get you to attend a reunion!


                                 2021 Reunion
  We are back!  After  the dissapointment of being forced to cancel the 2020 affair due to covid, we came back strong.  A huge "THANKS" to Ron and Sharon Basil for making all the right choices, doing all the hard work and hosting a successful and fun reunion.
   The choice of the Holiday Inn Airport, Fort Myers was great.  They provided all we needed, and more, to provide the perfect place for us to dock for the entire stay.
   Tours were interesting and fun, especially the Ford/ Edison summer compound and the Military Museum in Punta Gorda.
   Though our numbers were small, our spirits were high, as the forty three (or so) attendees were indicative of the past reunions enthusiam.  Thanks to all who contributed to the success of this 33rd reunion.
   2022 event is scheduled for San Antonio, Tx.  More info will be posted on the REUNION TAB in the near future.


TO VIEW PHOTOS OF THE 2019 DAYTON REUNION, COURTESY OF                                        
                    RALPH SULEK and CAROLYN STRONG,                    
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