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2015 Reunion Photographs – Highlights

Here are photographs highlighting the 2015 USS Calvert reunion held in Baltimore, MD, on October 1st through the 3rd. Although we had a lot of rain each day, we all had a great time. I’ll post additional comments and information on each event from the reunion over the next week or two, so watch for more updates.

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Reconnecting with old shipmates and friends; Making new acquaintances and friends: 

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Memories, beer, food, and raffle prizes (via a raffle the reunion attendees raised over $300 in donations for the Calvert Marine Museum to support their growing collection of USS Calvert artifacts, memorabilia, and historical documents)

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Day 1 – Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

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Day 2: Solomons Island (On Watch monument at the former US Navy Amphibious Training Base, 1942-1945), Calvert Marine Museum (home of the extensive and dynamic archive of USS Calvert artifacts, memorabilia, and documents); Calvert Library, Prince Frederick (visiting the temporary USS Calvert exhibit).

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Day 3: Baltimore Inner Harbor & Sparrows Point Shipyard (Where the USS Calvert was laid-down and launched in 1942):

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Day 3 – Memorial Service & Banquet Dinner

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Hilmer Anderson, S1c, ’44 – ’46 – Freedom Honor Flight Newspaper Article; Honor Wall

Here’s a great newspaper article from the Westby Times (WI) on Mr. Hilmer Anderson’s experiences aboard the USS Calvert from ’44 to ’46 and his visit to Washington, DC in early May 2015 via the Freedom Honor Flight non-profit organization.  There are several photographs in this article showing Mr. Anderson, his honor wall, and a new (to me) picture of the Calvert from either late ’45 or early ’46.

The Freedom Honor Flight group also has an excellent video highlighting the flight to Washington, DC that Mr Hilmer participated earlier this year.

March 2017 Update; I am sad to pass along the news that Hilmer passed away in August of 2016. Here is a link to Hilmer’s obituary.

Here are several pictures provided to me by Mr. Anderson’s daughter: