Saturday, March 17, 2007

2007 Scholarship Winner Announced

2007 Scholarship Winner
Jenny Garrett
granddaughter of
Joe Garrett

The 2007 scholarship winner was announced at the recent reunion. She is Jenny Garrett of Raleigh, NC, and granddaughter of survivor Joe Garrett. She attends Southeastern College. Jenny read her winning essay entitled "What Does the Memory of the USS Houston (CA-30) Mean to Me?" and at the memorial service, assisted Dana Charles in leading the audience in singing "God Bless America". Congratulations, Jenny!

2007 USS Houston Reunion

The annual reunion of USS Houston survivors and Next Generations was held March 2-3 and was a great success. Seven (out of 31) survivors attended. From left to right in the photo are Bill Ingram, Clarence Schilperoort, Marvin Sizemore, David Flynn, Harry Kelley, Harold McManus, and Howard Brooks. This year commemorated the 65th year since the ship's sinking on March 1st, 1942. To see other reunion pictures, click this link.