Our WEB Site
A special thank you is extended to
everyone for sharing their photos, sea stories and especially
for just being part of our WEB site. It's what it's all about,
a journey down memory lane together. Have some fun and visit
our WEB site to view several new photo albums.
Kudos to Bob Hales, the only shipmate
who spotted a photo of the Perry as an impostor. Initially we
needed photos so we borrowed one from the DD692 that I thought
was rather exciting. Sorry! In a week or two I'll re-name the
The Perry crew continues to grow as
new shipmates surf in. Our effort to continually submit our site
to the major search engines makes finding the Perry site a lot
easier. Go to www.altavista.com and enter
uss perry dd844 in
the search field. You will be pleasantly surprised.
It makes accessing the WEB site much
easier and is somewhat prestigious. Having a domain name enables
us to access our WEB site from any location by simply entering
Any one interested in making a contribution toward the expense
of a Domain name will become a registered
owner". Please respond to our SOS for a domain name to become
a 'plank owner'. Each plank owner will have his name inscribed
in our Perry WEB site. Make the financial contribution individually
or as a group.
The Plank Owner program is an on going
program. The cost is $ 120 for the first two years. Then, $35
per year there after. We will again seek additional "plank
owners" each time the $35 renewal fee becomes due.
The NJ Bull Session
It was great meeting shipmates for
the first time and sharing stories of our Navy days as well as
the more current events of our lives. We had mates come from
afar as Michigan, Tennessee and Boston. About 10 Perry shipmates
showed up in total with most staying for diner and good conversation.
We had the largest group of any ship and would have had more
but last minute problems kept a few away. I understand so well,
it's to bad we all didn't purchase the extended warranty on our
body parts. For those of you who couldn't make the Bull Session,
check out the Bull Session photo album and see how well we have
all aged. This was my 1st Bull Session and I was very impressed
with how well it was managed. Even the chow was excellent.
Special hellos are extended to the
Ladies of Flanagan, Gruss and Guariniello who honored us with
their presence and charm. Hope to see you all again.
Thanks Bob for my Perry hat. When I
attended a local TCS state function I was the only one looking
like a civilian. Never again, I'm Perry Navy once more.
As we shipped off to our home ports,
everyone suggested we do it again. In this regard a questionnaire
was prepared with the help of Bob Campbell and Joe Malmendier.
This will give us some idea of how most of us feel about having
a reunion and what we expect if we do. We hope everyone will
complete the questionnaire. You should have already received
Joe has also offered to mail everything
to the 60+ Perry shipmates not presently on the Internet.
Please note my new email address.
I will be changing my ISP and will no longer receive mail to
my AOL address. My new email is