Truxtun Association Newsletters
The following section contains past newsletters. For the present, the Association is adopting an email list service to keep shipmates up to date on news and reunion information. All those who provided an email address at the 2016 Santa Fe reunion will be added automatically to the list. Any shipmates who want to be added to the list need only fill in the form linked HERE. You will receive an email to validate the address and confirm you want to be on the list.
October 2016 - Meeting Minutes + January 2017 Addendum
January 2017 Update
From the Past President, Charlie BetheaJust a short note to let you know that our member, Tom Brown has watched his wife, Marie pass on to eternity.
If you wish to send you condolences to him, please send them to
Truxtun Association 3605 Sweet Bay Dr.
Pace FL 32571
to be forwarded on to him.
Charlie Bethea, Past President
From the PresidentWell here we are into 2014 and the next reunion is set for October 9–12, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. The applications and the info for making your hotel reservations are now on the website. We have a good lineup for the reunion activities in the Jacksonville area. If you want to extend this into a vacation and spend more time in the hotel, they have agreed to let you come a day early and stay a day later.
One of the things we have done in the past is each person or couple brings a gift from your area of the country not to exceed $25.00. These gifts are placed on a table and exchanged with other participants at the Saturday Dinner. Some very nice gifts have been swapped. If you want to participate in this fun event, please bring a gift from your state.
We want a good attendance at this reunion. We need to get some new blood into our/your organization to ensure it lives on long after we have set our last sea detail. Make sure you make your reservations early so that we can get a good head count well before the reunion.
Since there is not a direct shuttle between the Jacksonville Airport and our reunion hotel, I plan to offer pickup/drop–off service to those folks flying in who do not want to rent a car. I will need to know who would like this service and when you plan to arrive and depart the reunion. Others, who are driving and willing to assist in this service, please let me know.
One of the real enjoyable aspects of the reunion is getting together to share ole times. On Thursday and Friday dinner is on your own. It is this time that the opportunity is there to go out with a group of your shipmates who may have served before or after you or on the newest Truxtun. Take this time to break bread with these folks and get to know them and you will find friends for a lifetime. Try it, you will love it.
At this reunion we will be deciding which three cities to consider in mid-America for the next reunion.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at President@TruxtunAssn.org. Come, meet friends or make new friends and enjoy yourselves. The more the merrier.
Charlie Bethea, President
From the Past PresidentGreetings from your past President. We had our 7th Truxtun reunion in Reno from 4 to 7 Oct. It was held at the Reno Ramada Hotel. The hotel is aged, but provided comfortable rooms, a good restaurant, a banquet room on the top floor with a good view of the city. We had our Saturday dinner and our Sunday morning breakfast. The food was good and the prices were right. If you didn’t attend, you missed a good reunion. The tours were also liked by all.
Enough about the past reunion. We are looking at the East coast for our next reunion and are looking at 3 cities with 2 being in Fl. Jacksonville and Pensacola. Baltimore is 3rd city. When the research is done on all the cities, one will be selected as our reunion site for 2014. Charlie Bethea, our new President will then announce the selection on this website. Please contact all your friends who were crew members and make plans to attend. We are sorely in need of younger ex shipmates to participate so we can keep these reunions going.
Looking forward to seeing all of you who plan to attend the next reunion in 2014. In the meantime become a member of the Assn so we can make sure you receive the latest information. The minutes of our membership meeting in Reno are also included.
Jerry Lane, Past President
Do you correspond with fellow shipmates that served with you aboard Truxtun? Please pass the word to them about our association and website. Our membership is open to all who served aboard a ship named Truxtun regardless of the hull number.