USS Galveston

   CLG3  Shipmates  Association

2020 Reunion CANCELLED - We will reschedule the same location for the 2021 Reunion. Information below will be updated as soon as contracts with the same Portland hotel are finalized. 

Upcoming events

    • 20 Sep 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 26 Sep 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Portland Maine

    The 2020 Shipmates Reunion

    Portland, Maine from September 22 through the 26th
    The Reunion Dinner will be on the 26th

    Best Western Merry Manor

    700 Main St.

    South Portland, Maine 04106


    You can check the property at their website by clicking here.


    Rates: $104.00, Single/Double, extra person $10.00 each, plus 9% Tax.

    Rate is good three days before September 20th, and three days after September 26th. to receive the discounted rate be sure to book your room by the CUTOFF DATE of AUGUST 23RD.


    Reservations: Call Merry Manor Direct, 1-207-774-6151, Tell them you are with the USS Galveston Shipmates Association. 


    Transportation from the Airport: Take a Taxi and get a receipt. The Hotel desk will reimburse you.


    Full Breakfast Buffet included:  Which will be served in the Hospitality Room, from September 22nd until the 27th, (day of departure), 6:30am to 9am. There may be schedule changes due to tours.


    Hotel will Provide home baked cookies on Tuesday the 22nd at 6 PM, coffee, tea, and decaf, in the lobby.


    Hotel will provide a one hour cheese and cracker reception with free beer, and wine on the day of our choice.  Again depending on the tour dates.


    Tours, and dates are being worked out.  Looking at trying to do all three tours that where shown in Baton Rouge.  All tours have a minimum so if we do not meet the minimum, tour is canceled.  With that said, we may hold our Business meeting on Saturday Morning, if all tours are a go.


    Saturday, After Business Meetings,  Hotel will offer a 15 Passenger van to transport our people to and from  Portland's old Port Exchange.


    Reunion Dinner will be Saturday, September the 26th. Pictures start at 4:30, cash bar in Banquet Hall, Parade Colors at 5:45, Prayer, and Two Bell Ceremony.  Dinner at 6:00, or 1800.  Menu to follow...



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2021 Portland, Maine

2022 San Diego, California
2023 Rapid City, South Dakota

Past Reunion Data

#
Month/Year
Location
east
WEST
central
1st
Sep, 1985
Philadelphia, PA
70
2nd
Oct, 1986
Galveston, TX
35
3rd
Oct, 1987
San Diego, CA
56
4th
Sep, 1988
Charleston, SC
43
5th
Sep, 1989
Seattle, WA
13
6th
Sep, 1990
Nashville, TN
38
7th
Oct, 1991
Caribbean Cruise
32
8th
Sep, 1993
Niagara Falls, NY
29
9th
Jun, 1994
Las Vegas, NV
57
10th
Oct, 1995
Great Lakes, IL
21
11th
Oct, 1996
King of Prussia, PA
62
12th
Sep, 1997
Albuquerque, NM
60
13th
Oct, 1998
Branson, MO
71
14th
Oct, 1999
Virginia Beach, VA
100
15th
Oct, 2000
San Diego, CA
107
16th
Sep, 2001
Biloxi, MS
123
17th
Sep, 2002
Jacksonville, FL
123
18th
Sep, 2003
Reno, NV
199
19th
Sep, 2004
Galveston, TX
157
20th
Sep, 2005
Annapolis, MD
200
21st
Oct, 2006
San Diego, CA
242
22nd
Oct, 2007
Erlanger, KY
186
23rd
Sep, 2008
Pooler, GA
208
24th
Sep, 2009
Everett, WA
110
25th
Sep, 2010
Memphis, TN
236
26th
Sep, 2011
Buffalo, NY
231
27th
Sep, 2012
Colorado Springs, CO
154
28th
Sep, 2013
St. Louis, MO
148
29th
Sep, 2014
Norfolk, VA
163
30th
Sep, 2015
Portland, OR
79
 
31st
Sep, 2016
San Antonio, TX    
94
32nd
Sep, 2017
Daytona Beach, FL
81
 
33rd
Sep, 2018
Albuquerque, NM
87
 
34th
Sep, 2019
Baton Rouge, LA
65
 

To view some Pictures from the 2016 San Antonio, TX Reunion Click Here




My Gal and Me

                                                       

For all the  sailors who love the sea

Let me tell you a story of my Gal and me  

She had long gray lines, she was the first of her kind

I somehow felt, she was partly mine

She was so alive, back in 65

The word came down, that fateful day

So we set sail, from Subic Bay

Cruising along in the South China Sea

My gal and me, in hull #3

Waiting for the call to serve our nation

We cruised up and down, Yankee Station

On a high speed run, on through the night

My Gal arrived, at dawns early light

She lay off shore, not to make a sound

To support our troops, there on the ground

She fired that day, and into the night

   I looked in awe, at that awesome sight

        As her Star Burst, lit up the night sky 

Her decks were wet, but her powder dry

To do her duty, to do or die

She answered the call of Uncle Sam

After all, we were in Viet Nam

My Gal and me, in the South China Sea

She traveled far, to distant land

From Hong Kong Harbor, to the Sea of Japan

But none could compare, to our promised land

She was always true, to our Red, White, and Blue

My Gal and me, CLG-3

 

By: Shipmate: John Parker CS-3

© 2-23-2016



To view More Pictures from Past Reunions Click Here

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