Wishing everyone a blessed
and healthy Holiday Season.
The Holiday Season and approach of the New Year
often brings to mind past memories. Its a time when
we recall old friendships and wonder how we got out of touch.
Its a time when we think of happy moments and the sad times
as well. Its also a time we make new resolutions and a
time for charity and forgiveness. The essence of it all is, Christmas
is a wonderful time of the year and Im taking this opportunity
to wish everyone a very special Holiday.
Tin Can Sailor
The New Jersey Bull
Session Saturday, March 24, 2001 at the Holiday Inn Center Point,
Jamesburg, NJ. Try to attend, its a lot of fun and dinner
is exceptionally good. We have always had a good Perry turnout.
I believe we can all share in the happiness when
one of our own attains such an outstanding achievement. I think
I speak for all the Perry when I say were proud to be associated
with the Pruetts. Son David receives his star on January
3 and will become Commander-Pacific Division of Engineering/Seabees
for 2 years. He's in process of reorganizing the Engineering-Facilities
Department of the Navy.
Kudos to Dad, Bill, for
a job well done.
46-47 SK3 ... Wilford R. "Will"
Pruett *... Fayetteville, AK 'TEXAS' Willandbjpruett@aol.com
USS Perry DD844 web
wonderful that our web site continues to attract new shipmates.
In the last few months we have picked up at least a dozen or
so survivors. Check out our site, its always interesting
to see who came aboard and to view the new photo albums and letters
from our new shipmates. We also have some great photos of the
Navy Beats Army, 30-28
The victory gave Navy
two straight wins in the series for the first time since 1982-83,
but Army still holds a 48-46-7 lead. Thata way to go Navy!
Pearl Harbor Remembered
At 7:55 a.m. on December 7, 1941,
the Japanese launched an aerial attack on the U.S. naval base
at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, bringing America into World War. Our
own Capt. G. Ball, 1956 Cdr. DD844 was also Officer-of-the-day
aboard Perry #3 during the attack.
The USS Cole will complete her long journey home
this week. The Cole will be repaired at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula,
MS. It will take at least a year and $240 million to make her
ship shape again. Yet we still have not taken any action against
the terrorist Osama Bin Laden and the administration is considering
what actions, if any, will be taken. We are long past the time
for action. We need to punish this terrorist now!
The USS Kennedy's
participation in the movie
The DMS-17 story
Reunion October 2001 Mayport,
Plans for our
2nd reunion are underway. We understand the need to plan ahead
and will provide the exact date as soon as we establish the actual
If you were unable to attend
last years reunion be sure to make this one. Talk to anyone
who attended our 1st reunion, it was an outstanding event.
Mayport Was the Last Home Port of the
A Lot of exPerry Sailors Still Reside
in the Jacksonville/ Mayport Area.
A Lot to Do in the Mayport /Jacksonville
Mayport Naval Station Has Open House
Every Weekend for Visitors.
World Golf Village.
Great Beach Area.
Large Campground next to Mayport Naval
Large Water Park Recreation Area. (Adventure
Disney World. 1 1/2 Hrs Away.
Kennedy Space Center 2 Hrs Away.
Plenty of Golfing.
Plenty of Hotel and Motel Rooms near
Mayport Naval Station and Jax Beaches Area.
Plenty of Shopping Malls (Regency Square
Mall, Avenue of Malls)
Approximately 30 Ships and One Carrier
Good Climate and near Interstate 10
and 95 for Easy Access.
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