Reunions

Reunion locations

1971 - Pocono Mountains, PA
1972 - Point Comfort, VA
1973 - Nashville, TN
1974 - Chicago, IL
1975 - Charleston, SC
1976 - Point Comfort, VA
1977 - Alexandria, VA
1978 - St. Louis, MO
1979 - San Diego, CA
1980 - Biloxi, MS
1981 - Kansas City, MO
1982 - Jacksonville Beach, FL
1983 - Reno, NV
1984 - Nashville, TN
1985 - Alexandria, VA
1986 - Portland, OR
1987 - Charleston, SC
1988 - San Antonio, TX
1989 - Sacramento, CA
1990 - Minneapolis, MN
1991 - Baton Rouge, LA
1992 - Norfolk, VA
1993 - Seattle, WA
1994 - Dayton, OH
1995 - Philadelphia, PA
1996 - San Diego, CA
1997 - Mobile, AL
1998 - Colorado Springs, CO
1999 - Jacksonville Beach, FL
2000 - Davenport, IA
2001 - Virginia Beach, VA
2002 - San Antonio, TX
2003 - Great Falls, MT
2004 - Madison, WI
2005 - New London, CT
2006 - Carson City, NV
2007 - Oklahoma City, OK
2008 - Ft. Mitchell, KY
2009 - Rapid City, SD
2010 - Pocono Mountains, PA
2011 - Waterloo, IA
2012 - Boston, MA
2013 - Seattle, WA
2014 - Columbus, GA
2015 - Albuquerque, NM
2016 - San Diego, CA
2017 - Branson, MO
2018 - Virginia Beach, VA
2019 - San Antonio, TX
2020, 2021 & 2022 - canceled

USS Fletcher Reunions

The USS Fletcher Reunion Group was founded in 1971 by Dr. Ray V. Allen, a former engineering yeoman and a Fletcher plank owner. The Group was conceived in Boston in the summer of 1970 when Dr. Allen attended a League of Naval Destroyers Reunion. It was there he met other former Fletcher men in the first unofficial Fletcher reunion and the idea of holding annual reunions was born. The first official USS Fletcher Reunion was held in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania the following year. After World War Two Mr. Allen returned home to West Virginia where he made a successful career in dentistry. He passed away in 1993. Dr. Allen’s wife, Lil, is the Reunion Group’s matriarch, she passed away on February 25, 2015.

Photos: Dr. Ray Allen in 1992 and Lil Allen in 2004.


USS Fletcher Reunion Group Officers

Commodore - Shaun Murphy - Mattapoisett, MA
Vice Commodore & Webmaster -
Earl Faubion - Newcastle, OK
Secretary - 
Buck Locke - Nashville, TN
Treasurer -
Larry Friederich - Cheyenne, WY
Corresponding Secretary -
Ginny Bender - Sidney, OH

For reunion photos visit the Links page

The Reunion Group is being reorganized and membership dues have been suspended. Please contact us if you wish to join our group and monitor the News page for the latest information. 

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