Retired Navy Admiral and "Top Gun" Movie Technical Advisor Peter Pettigrew Confirmed as 2016 Reunion Speaker
The 2016 USS Frank Knox Reunion will convene in Portland OR on September 21-25th, 2016.
We are very excited to be hosting RADM Pete Pettigrew as our keynote speaker. Pete flew 325 combat missions in Southeast Asia and is retired from commercial aviation, where he was active in the National Airline Pilots Association. He is a fiercely competitive rough-water swimmer, plays age-division water polo and serves as a docent on the Midway. We hope you'll take this opportunity to meet this remarkable San Diegan. Read more about Pete's work on Top Gun or read his full bio.
Portland OR is known as the City of Roses. In 1968 USS Frank Knox stopped short of visiting this beautiful city stopping at Astoria OR instead. If you missed Portland on the 1968 trip now is the time to plan to attend the 2016 Reunion. To find out what you missed in 2015 look under REUNIONS in the tabs above. Pictures include closeup shots of the US Navy's newest Destroyer - amazing!
Hotel rooms at the SHERATON PORTLAND AIRPORT HOTEL, 8235 NE Airport RD, Portland OR. Phone -503-281-2500. Use the phone prompt that directs you to the Operator. This option will connect you to local staff in Portland. They are instructed to give you the special Reunion Room Rate.
Reunion cost of rooms will be $109.00 per night and will include a complementary breakfast daily. Thursday 9-22 will be a DINNER CRUISE on the beautiful Willamette River. Friday 9-23 will feature another outing. Saturday 9-24 is the annual dinner with featured speaker. Airport to downtown Portland are free to Reunion Attendees. Start making plans to attend! Look at our reunion page for things to do in Portland.
If you're a prospective member and want to attend the reunion please contact Harry Chandler at (928) 925-9490. Mail payment and Reunion Registration to Margaret Watson, Treasurer @ 3421 NW Coronado, ST, Corvallis OR 97330. Download the reunion form on the website.
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5/12/2016 - President Bob Summers passes away from cancer at his home. See BLOG for information on Memorial June 5th.
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The USS Frank Knox Reunion Association conducts reunions and other meetings to foster camaraderie with the officers and sailors who served aboard the USS Frank Knox (DDR-742) during her 27 years of service in the US Navy. The Reunion Association will maintain a factual narrative of the ship and men who served aboard USS Frank Knox.
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