USS SKAGIT
ASSOCIATION




What happens to a ship, and her crew? It's a question we ask whenever a war ends. When everything seems over. When nothing is as it was, full of possibility, hope and comradeship. When the old camaraderie can no longer hold things together. When greatness no longer seems possible or even interesting.
What happens to a ship? It's a question full of dreams. The ship is still out there or, to be more precise, here in our hearts. For that is where a ship really exists. In the minds and eyes of the crew. In the imagination and will. Only when ex members of the crew cease thinking like Skagit people, always absorbed by the new, the different, the beginning---only then will the Skagit be gone forever.
Underneath laden skies and praises, in 1969 they decommissioned and scrapped the mortal remains of the USS Skagit AKA 105. What lives is the memories of her crew---Hong Kong, Yokosuka, Pusan, Inchon, Kobe, Manila, Guam, Taku Bar, Panama, Alaska, Okinawa, Hachinohe, Marseille, Siagon, Danang, Phu Bai, and Chu Lai. Steam, sweat and smoke, boat drills, troop landings, GQ, typhoon laden waters, and blood red moon dappling over the South China Sea.
Yes, the old "Skagmaru" is alive and well in the hearts and minds of all of us who spent a portion of our lives within the confines of her hull.

Don Vogan




The USS Skagit Association was formed by a group of former shipmates who served aboard the USS Skagit AKA 105 and felt they would like to again renew their association with their former buddies by either correspondence or personal fellowship through a ship reunion.

From a "handful" the roster has grown to over 350 shipmates who have been located and who served aboard at various time periods during the lifetime of the ship, 1945-1969.

The present roster shows our shipmates come from all parts of the United States, Hawaii, Canada and the Phillipines.

The first ship reunion was held in Omaha, Nebraska in 1986; 1987 found the group in Grand Junction, Colorado. After a lapse of one year, the 1989 reunion was held in Norfolk, Virginia. Here it was decided to have annual reunions, 1990 found the "Skagit Family" in Seattle, Washington; 1991 Hudson, Ohio; 1992 San Diego, California; 1993 Nashville, Tennessee; 1994 Mobile, Alabama; 1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1996 San Diego, California; 1997 Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky; 1998 Savannah, Georgia; 1999 Omaha, Nebraska; 2000 Sacramento, California; 2001 San Antonio, Texas; 2002 Buffalo, New York; 2003 Biloxi, Mississippi; 2004 San Antonio, Texas; 2005 Reno Nevada; 2006 Charleston, South Carolina; 2007 Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky; 2008 St. Louis, Missouri; 2009 Pensacola, Florida; 2010 Branson, Missouri; 2011 San Diego, California; 2012 Norfolk, Virginia: 2013 Alburquerque, NM.




USS Skagit Association Constitution
USS Skagit Association By-Laws
UPDATED OCTOBER 2013




OUR OFFICERS



CommanderJ. C. Butch McCain
Executive OfficerDarrell Dye
Yeoman/SeretaryEdwina N. Luttrell
Treasurer/Finance OfficerJohn E. Luttrell
Reunion Coordinator
Bill Neal
AdvisorTony Manca
AdvisorJohn Jenso Sr.


Appointed Positions



Senior ChaplainGeorge P. Rateike
Asst. ChaplainDave Marshall
Membership/Web DesignMike Christensen
E-Mail MessagesPatti Munk


For Reunion and Association Information:
contact
Mike Christensen
at
mike@ussskagit.org
or


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REUNION INFORMATION







~ 28th Annual Reunion ~

September 22nd thru September 28th 2014

Grand Gateway Hotel

1721 N Lacrosse St Rapid City SD, 57701

Phone: (605) 342-1300
Toll Free: 1-866-742-1300
Fax: (605) 342-0663






~ 27th Annual Reunion ~
October 2nd thru October 5th 2013
MCM Elegante Hotel
2020 Menaul Blvd Ne, 87107 Albuquerque, NM
TOLL FREE - 1-888-287-8265


Balloon Fiesta Event Schedule

2013 REUNION PICTURES



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John Luttrell's 2013 Reunion Photo Album Uploaded to Snapfish

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~ 26th Annual Reunion ~
September 5th thru September 9th 2012
THE LAKE WRIGHT HOTELS
6280 Northampton Blvd.
Norfolk, Virgina 23502
Phone: (800) 228-5157
Fax: (757) 461-5925
Quality Suites: (757) 461-6251
Sleep Inn: (757) 461-1133
Website: www.lakewrighthotel.com
E-Mail: lakewright@lakewrighthotel.com




2012 Reunion Photos

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John Luttrell's 2012 Reunion Photo Album Uploaded to Snapfish

Don Artherhaults' 2012 Reunion Photo Album Uploaded to Snapfish

Dave Skeahan's 2012 Reunion Photo Album Uploaded to Snapfish

Donna Dye's 2012 Reunion Photo Album Uploaded to Snapfish





~ 2011 ~

October 5th, thru October 9th
Holiday Inn Bayside San Diego
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego,CA 92160
Tel (619) 224-3621 or (800) 650-6660
Sales Fax (619) 224-1787

www.holinnbayside.com


2011 REUNION PHOTOS

Group Picture



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Dave Skeahan's Photos

John and Eddie Luttrell's Photos

Donna Dye's Snapfish Photo Album






~ 2010 ~

September 8th thru 12th

LODGE OF THE OZARKS
3431 West Hwy 76 Country Blvd.
Branson, Missouri 65616
Phone: 417-334-7535
Toll-Free: 877-327-9894
Fax #: 417-334-0306

Lodge Of The Ozarks Link




2010 REUNION PICTURES






~ 2009 ~

Holiday Inn

Pensacola Florida

October 7th - 11th

Holiday Inn
7813 N. Davis Hwy.
Penacola FL 32514
Phone - (850) 472-1400
Fax - (850) 472-1410






For those that missed the reunion in Pensacola,

here is the group picture, and a link to the 2009 Reunion Pictures.



2009 REUNION PICTURES






~ 2008 ~

Marriott St. Louis West

St. Louis, Missouri

September 10th to September 13th

Marriott St. Louis West




For those that missed the reunion in St. Louis, here is the group picture, and a link to John and Eddie Luttrell's reunion pictures.


2008 Reunion Picture


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~ 2007 ~

Drawbridge Inn

Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

September 12th to September 16th

Drawbridge Inn



For those that missed the 2007 reunion at Ft. Mitchell KY, check out the group picture------



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~ 2006 ~

Charleston, South Carolina

September 6 thru 10

Accomodations

Clarion Charleston Hotel

Tour and Memorial Service

Patriot's Point Maritime Museum

Patriots Point



For those that missed the 2006 reunion in Charleston, check out the group picture------



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Ship's Picture Signed By Attendees

On Permanent Display At The Clarion (Ramada)



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~ 2005 ~

RENO NEVADA

September 7 - 11

Sands Regency Hotel





For those that missed the 2005 reunion in Reno, check out the group picture------



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~ 2004 ~

SAN ANTONIO

September 15 - 19

Hilton San Antonio Airport








~ 2003 ~

BILOXI MISSISSIPPI

September 10 - 14

Biloxi Beach Resort

Skagit Reunion 2003 Pictures








~ 2002 ~

BUFFALO NEW YORK


For those that missed the 2002 reunion in Buffalo, check out the group picture------




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John Miller's Reunion photos, Omaha, Nebraska August 14-16, 1986



John A, Miller (YN3) 1950-1951






John Stevens (RD2)






Johnny Cox, Bangs Texas






George Woolsey, Inlan Nebraska






LT. Harold Rupp - Dee Motley (EN) - John Bateman (RD1)






LT. Breslau - Lt. Rupp - Dee Motley - John Miller






LT. Max Breslau









THE
SKAGIT LOG



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Official publication of the
USS Skagit Reunion Association.

Ray McFall, Commander
Trudy Rateike, Editor

The Skagit Log is published quarterly and is mailed to Association Members.




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