Archive for the ‘Reunions’ Category

2016 Reunion

May 5, 2016

The crew of the USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869) will gather for their 14th reunion in San Diego, California.

Sunday, September 18 – Wednesday, September 21
San Diego, California

Tours include:

Point Loma and harbor tour
US Naval Base and US Navy ship
San Diego Zoo

Download these documents for registration and tour information:

2016 Reunion Program (PDF)
2016 Reunion Registration (PDF)
2016 Reunion Tour Schedule (PDF)

Thanks again to Barry Dahlberg for another great organizational job.

2015 Reunion Report

May 5, 2016

By Ken & Sue Stafford

Day 1, Friday September 11
The ships salty and seasoned crew and their wives were all eager to start the first day of the tours by having breakfast before leaving the hotel. Everyone mustered outside in the hotel parking lot and we all then boarded the tour bus. Those of us who had not visited Philadelphia, home of American Bandstand, the City of Brotherly Love and the city where Rocky in the movie had run up those now famous steps. We were all in awe of all the tremendous historical sites we were going to see such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Penn’s Landing, “Avenue of the Arts” Ben Franklin Parkway and the Museum of Art. (more…)

2015 Reunion

May 12, 2015

The crew of the USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869) will gather for their 13th reunion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, September 10 – Sunday, September 13
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tours include:

A four hour private city tour
Valley Forge National Historical Park
Independence Seaport Museum
Battleship New Jersey

Download these documents for registration and tour information:

2015 Reunion Announcement (PDF)
2015 Reunion Registration (PDF)
2015 Reunion Tour Schedule (PDF)

Thanks again to Barry Dahlberg for another great organizational job.

2014 Reunion

March 27, 2014

The crew of the USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869) will gather for their 12th reunion to renew old friendship, make new ones and spin sea stories, this time in St. Louis, Missouri.

Friday, September 26 – Monday, September 29
St. Louis, Missouri

We will explore the St. Louis area highlights via three tours:

Saint Louis Arch and Cahokia Mounds
Grant’s Farm and Brewery
Lewis and Clark and Lock & Dam

Download these documents for registration and tour information:

2014 Reunion Announcement (PDF)
2014 Reunion Registration (PDF)
2014 Reunion Tour Schedule (PDF) (coming soon)

Thanks again to Barry Dahlberg for another great organizational job.

2013 Reunion

June 18, 2013

The crew of the USS Arnold J. Isbell (DD-869) will gather for their 11th reunion to renew old friendship, make new ones and spin sea stories.

Thursday, September 12 – Sunday, September 15
San Francisco, California

We will explore the San Francisco area highlights via three tours:

Muir Woods, Sausalito & Ferry
Mare Island & Vineyard
San Francisco City & Pier 39

Download these documents for registration and tour information:

2013 Reunion Announcement (PDF)
2013 Reunion Registration (PDF)
2013 Reunion Tour Schedule (PDF)

Thanks again to Barry Dahlberg for another great organizational job.

2012 Reunion Report

June 18, 2013

by Barry Dahlberg

Tuesday, September 25 – Norfolk, Virginia
Several of the shipmates arrived a day early to explore the Norfolk area on their own, among them were Jimmy and Katy Pollock, their son-in law and daughter, Rick and Christine Swafford, Ben and Shirley Lowery, Joe Kiefner, and Barry and Evelyn Dahlberg.

Wednesday, September 26
Registration day began with the opening of the hospitality room where the shipmates began to gather as they arrived at the hotel. Some of the early arrivals explored the Norfolk area on their own while the Pollocks and the Dahlbergs shopped for Hospitality room supplies and refreshments. The ladies setup the room in preparation for the 6:00 reception. Subway sandwiches, fruit trays, vegetable trays, chips and, soft drinks, beer and wine were enjoyed by everyone while we reviewed the tour programs. There were two first time reunion attendees, Greg and LuAnn Hinshaw and Mickey and Slyvia Lawrence. The remainder of the evening was spent in the telling of sea stories and reviewing our escapades of many years ago. Seems as though the episodes get better with every telling.

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2012 Reunion Photo

October 4, 2012

Those who gathered for the 2012 USS Arnold J. Isbell reunion are pictured here on 29 Sept, 2012, in Norfolk, Virginia. The guest of honor was Retired Marine Major Charles Isbell, the son of Capt. Isbell, seated second from the right. Thanks to Max Geyer (third from right, front row) for sending this photo.

2012 Isbell Reunion Group