Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Annual Reunion and Memorial Service
The annual reunion of the USS Houston Survivors Association and Next Generations occurred last weekend (Feb. 21-23) and was a big success. Six of the 28 Houston survivors attended along with many of their families and friends. The highlight of the weekend was the memorial service which honored the survivors and remembered those crew members who have passed away while commemorating the 66th anniversary of the sinking of the ship. See the following links for pictures of the weekend: Shawn Flynn's Pictures and Tim Joseph's Pictures
The picture below was taken in front of the Cruiser Houston special collection at the University of Houston. The six survivors who attended the reunion are (from left to right):
Harry Kelley, David Flynn, Skip Schilperoort, Howard Brooks, Marvin Sizemore, and Bill Ingram.
In the picture below, from left to right, are Marvin Sizemore, Harry Kelley, Lin Drees, David Flynn, Val Poss, Howard Brooks, Skip Schilperoort, and Bill Ingram.