USS HANCOCK CV/CVA-19 ASSOCIATION
From the Hannah News
President's Message - September 2014
Volume 29 - Number 4- June - 2018
Can Do - Do Now!
Hello Shipmates and Associate Members:
According to the comments I received from attendees, the 2018 USS Hancock reunion was a "great success."
The hotel was beautiful; the hospitality room just the right size; unique and compelling tours tied history and
reality into one package. Attendees gave rave reviews to the New Dinner Theater and the WW I Museum.
The ceremony at the WW I Museum was especially touching. Chaplain Lew initiated the event with an eloquent prayer
(see page 11) then Outgoing President Larry McCoy , Director-at-Large Dan Powell , and I read the 107 names of
all Hancock Association members whom we lost since the San Diego reunion two years ago. Another distinctive feature
at the World War I Museum ceremony included our Association displaying a commemorative brick honoring those who
served on the USS Hancock.
Three WW II members of the Hancock Association attended the Kansas City reunion. We also had at least 12 first
timers in attendance this year. We all need to continue recruiting members to keep our Association strong and active.
After deliberating on three possible venues, the members voted to hold the 2020 reunion in Charleston, South Carolina.
This decision marks the third time the Association will utilize Charleston as the Reunion site. (1984, 2006, and
At the Kansas City Reunion, Chaplain Lew announced he will retire from his service as the Association's Chaplain.
If you have an interest in filling the position of Association Chaplain, please contact me using the Link below
Fair Winds and Following Seas
Dennis Flynn, President, USS Hancock (CV-CVA-19 Association
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