OUR REUNIONS

We have reunions every two years, usually on the even years.
 REUNION PAGES THAT HAVE PHOTOS START WITH THE 6TH REUNION AND BEYOND. 

Patch 1st reunion 2.5x2.534 100res

1st ReunionOctober 22, 1988 Pascagoula, Ms. The Wisconsin was recommissioned for the third time. There were about 1400 crew, their families and guests present. Patch designed by
Ed Maul,  ET3 T Div. 1951-1955

 

 

Patch 2nd reunion 2.5x2.53 100res

 

2nd Reunion–August 30-September 1, 1990 Norfolk VA.   In attendance were 750 crew, families and friends.

Patch designed by
Ed Maul,  ET3 T Div.   1951-1955

 

Patch 2bvets cruise pin1991 2.5x2.457 100res

Veterans Cruise Veterans Cruise– May 28, 1991- Pier 5 Norfolk, Va.  189 Association Members boarded the Wisconsin for a ride into the past.  We cruised for 2 days to Earle, N.J. where the Wisconsin off loaded her ammunition prior to decommissioning.  During her 2 days at sea she put on a spectacular 16″ gun firing display for us.
Button designed by
Ed Maul  ET3 T Div. 1951-1955

Patch 3rd Reunion 2.5x2.659 100res


3rd Reunion–September 10-13, 1992 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 434 former crewmembers, family and friends were registered.

Patch designed by
Ed Maul, ET3 T Div.   1951-1955

 

 Patch 4th reunion 2.5x2.4944th Reunion–September 15-18, 1994 Philadelphia, PA. 50TH Anniversary since her 1st commissioning.   964 former crewmembers, family and friends were registered. 955 attended Memorial Service aboard Ship 856 attended Banquet

Patch designed by Ed Maul, ET3 T Div. 1951-1955

 

Patch 5th reunion. 2.5x2.477
5th Reunion
–September 27-30, 1996 St. Louis, MO 538 former crewmembers, family and friends were registered.

Patch designed by
Bill Henson M Div. 1951-1954

 

Patch 6th reunion2.5x2.5346th Reunion– September 10-14, 1998 Washington, DC. 304 former crewmembers and 274, family and friends were registered. 544 attended Banquet. 478 attended Memorial Service, 197 toured Annapolis, 146 went on the Dinner cruise, 125 went on lunch cruise, 256 toured City/Arlington Cemetery, 91 toured the Holocaust Museum 223 toured Mt. Vernon
Patch Designed by Dave Patrykus,
ET2  T Div.  1952-1954

Patch 7th Reunion2.5x2.5227th Reunion September 14-17,2000 Mobile, Alabama 274 Crewmembers and 221 family and friends were registered. 521 attended our Banquet 460 attended our Memorial Service 475 were at our Mardi Gras party 247 toured Bellingrath Gardens 238 went to Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi 365 toured the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Fl Patch designed by Bob Nance, RD2  K Div.  1951-1955

 

Patch 8th Reunion 2002 2.5x5.468th Reunion – September 3-8, 2002 Norfolk, Virginia 440 crewmembers and 421 family and friends were registered. 829 attended our Banquet 696 were at our Western Night 203 went to Fisherman’s Wharf 82 toured Colonial Williamsburg 412 cruised on the Spirit of Norfolk 225 went to the Marine Science Museum
Patch designed by
Dom Menta, PH3  EX Div.  1952-1956

 

Patch 9th Reunion Patch 2.5x2.5 100 res9th Reunion – September 7-12, 2004 Nashville, TN 289 crewmembers and 263 family and friends registered. 525 attended the banquet 437 attended the buffet  44 went to the Casino 128 toured the Hermitage 80 took the Civil War Tour 153 took the dinner cruise aboard the General Jackson 115 toured the Opryland hotel & mall. 227 took the lunch cruise aboard the General Jackson 36 Golfed 238 toured downtown Nashville 478 attended the Grand Old Opry Patch designed by
Dom Menta, PH3  EX Div.  1952-1956

 

Patch 10th reunion3x1.63j10th Reunion   September 5-10, 2006 Charleston, South Carolina 205 Crewmembers and 222 family and friends registered. 413 Attended the Banquet 18 went on the Ghost Tour 75 toured Patriots Point and the H.L.Hunley 51 toured Magnolia Gardens 25 Golfed 184 took the Charleston City Tour 43 toured Boone Hall 231 took the dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Carolina 64 went to Parris Island 141 toured Fort Sumter and the Aquarium 58 attended the Marines LuncheonPatch designed by Michael Fridley, son of
Bernard Fridley, L/4th Div. 1944-1946.

 

Patch 11th Reunion 2.5x1.778.11th Reunion  –  August 26-31, 2008 Norfolk, Virginia 238 Crewmembers and 338 family and friends registered. 509 Attended the Banquet 41 took the Williamsburg Tour 108 took the Norfolk City Tour 268 took the Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk 28 Golfed 73 took the Virginia Maritime Heritage Tour 113 went on the Taste of Hampton Roads Tour 78 attended the Marine Luncheon
Patch designed by Michael Fridley, son of Bernard Fridley, L/4th Div. 1944-1946

 

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12th Reunion – September 7-12, 2010 Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 102 Crew Members and 132 family and friends registered.

There was no patch. Pin was designed by Tom Bradshaw BT1
ENG/B Division 1987-1990

 

 

Patch 13th Reunion3.0x1.28413th Reunion– July 16-22, 2012 Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel Norfolk. Virginia Approximately 400 people consisting of former crew members, associate members, families and friends attended this reunion and banquet. Pin and Tee shirt designed by Tom Bradshaw BT1 ENG/B Division 1987-1990

 

Patch 14 Reunion 2014 2.5x2.525
14th Reunion
July 6-12, 2014 Loews New Orleans Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana Approximately 160 people consisting of former crew members, associate members, families and friends attended this reunion and banquet.
Pin and Tee shirt designed by
Tom Bradshaw BT1
ENG/B Division 1987-1990

 

001F15th Reunion  July 18-24, 2016 Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel Norfolk, Virginia. Approximately  283 former crew members, associate members, family and friends attended this reunion. Following are the other numbers: Tuesday: Welcome Buffet Dinner:46. Wednesday: Work day aboard the ship was attended by 19 former crew and family members. Thursday: 89 went on the Naval Base tour and 111 were on the Dinner Cruise. Friday: We had 6 for golf. Friday evening: 262 were at the Fantail Cookout and 195 attended the Ice Cream Social after the cookout. Saturday morning: 132 attended the Memorial services. Saturday evening Banquet dinner was attended by 224 people.
Non paid events figures can be more or less than reported. They were taken from the registration forms.

Tee shirt was designed by Tom Bradshaw BT1 ENG/B Division 1987-1990. Another good Tee shirt design Tom, thanks.

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