2009 Reunion

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The USS Henry B. Wilson’s 5th was held in Seattle, WA on Sept 24-27, 2009 at the Seattle SEATAC Marriott. 

Our weather during the reunion couldn’t have been better with a balmy 80 degrees and clear blue skies. 

Thursday was registration day held in the Olympia Room from noon to 5pm.   Slides were shown courtesy of Winston Jagger, Plankowner 1960-62, from his time aboard and travels in Japan.   There was no formal dinner that evening so several groups explored the surrounding area for interesting restaurants, Anthony’s being a favorite. 

Friday was a bus trip into Seattle with a stop at Pike Place Market.  The market dates from 1907 when local farmers would sell their produce from wagons;  today, the produce is still sold there but the wagons are gone.  And because of its location close to the waterfront, fish markets have been added; as well as, a wonderful flower market that stretches for several blocks. Attendees browsed the many stalls and had an early lunch at nearby restaurants.  Many of us ended up at the Pike Place Chowder which was voted the Nation’s Best Clam Chowder for many years.   Then it was off to “Ride the Ducks”, a WWII amphibious landing craft showing us highlights of Seattle and ending with a splash into the water for a quick harbor tour.  Our Captain, Rocky Bottom, said there were 416 Starbuck’s in Seattle and every time we passed one we yelled “ca-ching”…….this was great fun!   Dinner this night was at Salty’s in Redondo Beach.  The restaurant is on the water and presented us with our own menu featuring wonderful seafood; a great way to end the first night. 

We were up early on Saturday for a ride to the Naval Base in Everett and a tour of the USS Shoup DDG 86, the 36th ship in the Arleigh Burke class of Aegis guided missile destroyers.  Our escort onboard was Ensign Michael Bassen where after climbing several ladders to the bridge, he explained the new technology of today’s Navy.  Because of maintenance, we could not tour some parts of the ship.  Following the tour we had lunch on base at the American Café which was quite different from the “old days” of cafeteria lines and metal trays.  Then it was off to the Boeing factory and a tour of how airliners are built.  We were in luck as there was a vintage airplane show also being held that afternoon.

And finally our day ends with a farewell dinner at the Marriott. 

We hope to see you next year when our reunion will be held in Norfolk, VA!



































                                         Bob and Pat Brennan   Winston Jagger Harold Wiig Penney and Dan Marks

              Tim & Sheila Ten Eyck                                  Arrival and showing Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) movies and slides

25 September - Friday - Pike Place Market

Ken & Carolyn DeVore                                                                          Johnny Fuselier

Pike Place Market            DeVore's


  Gary & Moncella Reed                                                      Rosalie & Michael  Keeton                                   

Ducks -                                          

History of the DUKW
The DUKW (or as we like to call them 'Ducks') was an amphibious landing craft developed by the United States Army during World War II. It was designed to deliver cargo from ships at sea directly to the shore. The DUKW (D-built in 1942, U-amphibious 2½ ton truck, K-front wheel drive, W-rear wheel drive) was equipped with a hull pump that could move 260 gallons of water a minute! It also came with a hand pump that could move 50 gallons a minute. It could climb a 60% grade and broach an 18-inch high obstacle. It had a range of 220 miles on land and 50 miles in water. It could carry a cargo load of 5,350 lbs., and hold 25 fully equipped troops.


                                    Winston Jagger



                         Captain Rocky Bottom


  Smoked Steelhead & Wine gathering, HBW movies and slides         Michael Keeton - Tim & Shelia Ten Eyck - Gary Reed 


                                                            Dinner at Salty's




Leaving Marriott Hotel to Everett Navy Base                          Arriving Everett Navy Base                     


   Base Security escort to the USS Shoup (DDG 86)


                                                                                                              Up to the bridge


         Greg Carpenter - Tim Ten Eyck                                                                  Brinton Reed - Gary Reed


                                                                      Terry Schmidt


                             Bob Shubin - Winston Jagger                                                           Michael & Rosalie Keeton

Boeing (no photographs of the assembly tour were allowed)

           WWII Warbird Airshow at Boeing

                                                                                                                            Dinner at the Marriott - Saturday Evening

Greg Carpenter    Phil Wills    Tim Ten Eyck                               Sandi Schmidt   Harold Wiig                

                                                                                                                                                                    Penney Marks

 Harlod Wiig


Until Next Time

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