U.S.S. LITTLE  ROCK ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL HOME PAGE


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"W
elcome Aboard" the Home Page of the
USS Little Rock Association

Founded June 28, 1991
 by:
James Kays,  Donald Schuld,  John Sheppard  &  Ed Caggiano, the USS Little Rock Association is a
not-for-profit corporation, incorporated in New York. The Association offers men who served on the LITTLE ROCK
an opportunity
to renew old friendships, make new ones, and to tell and retell the stories of their youth aboard this fine ship.


This site is dedicated to the Sailors and Marines who,
over the years have manned, and who are
presently manning the U.S.S. LITTLE ROCK.....

CL92 at Anchor CLG4 1970's LCS1 Underway
U.S.S. Little Rock CL 92 U.S.S. Little Rock CLG 4 / C G4 U.S.S. Little Rock LCS 9

Click the links
listed below for
facts about


CL 92
Click the links
listed below for
facts about


CLG 4 / CG 4
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listed below for
facts about


LCS 9
CL 92  - History CLG 4 / CG 4 - History LCS 9 - History
CL 92 - Commanding Officers CLG 4 / CG 4 Commanding Officers LCS 9 - Commanding Officers

More Information about the Association . . .
Officers, Directors
and
Committees
U.S.S. Little Rock Association
Membership Application
(.pdf file download)

Annual Shipboard
Workparty
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History & Facts Page

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for USS Little Rock's History, Ship and Crew Data,
Rosters, Photos, Chronologies,
Navy "Stuff", etc.
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History & Facts Page



2015 Spring Workparty
The dates for the
Workparty are:  Monday, MAY 18 th 'til Friday MAY 22 nd
There are SIXTEEN volunteers so far.... is YOUR name on the list?


Click HERE for more information



2015 REUNION NEWS !!!!

Twenty Five Years - 300 months - 9,131 days - a long time ago, and yet it seems like just the other day, a small group of shipmates got together to form the USS Little Rock Association. That meeting marked a new beginning for all Little Rock shipmates.

I'm happy to let you know that this year's reunion committee is just as committed and excited about planning and executing our Buffalo Reunion as were the original group of shipmates who were responsible for organizing the USS Little Rock Association.

Over the years many of us have stayed in touch with one another, remaining close friends. Even when time seemed to fly by without any contact, if the phone rang an it was a shipmate calling, it seemed like only yesterday that we had spoken to each other - a true testament to our unique kinship. To that end, on this year's agenda we've included the always enjoyable Maid of the Mist excursion, Buffalo Bison's baseball game, special opportunities to informally gather, business meetings, shipboard luncheon, ladies auction, banquet dinner and farewell breakfast. Mark your calendar July 15th thru July 19th. A good time is promised to all.
Ray Cutter                             
Chairperson                             

Attendees at Past Reunions:

1992 - Buffalo,  NY
1993 - Little Rock,  AR
1994 - Norfolk,  VA
1995 - Buffalo,  NY
1996 - Boston,  MA
1997 - Charleston,  SC
1998 - Buffalo,  NY
1999 - Washington, DC
2000 - Buffalo,  NY
2001 - Phila,  PA
2002 - San Diego, CA
2003 - Buffalo,  NY
2004 - No. Kentucky


Annual USS Little Rock Association Reunions

The Annual U.S.S. Little Rock Association's Reunion is a highlight for hundreds of Association members each year.  Held in Buffalo, NY every second year, and elsewhere throughout the US on alternate years, the Reunion draws members together from literally all over the world. Shipmates, spouses, children, grandkids and "significant others" find this event has something for everyone.

  THIS year's Annual Reunion will be in . . .
 
Click
HERE
for
details
Buffalo, NY
July 15th - 19th, 2015
at the
Adam's Mark Hotel
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HERE
for
details

Attendees at Past Reunions:

2005 - Buffalo,  NY
2006 - Boston,  MA
2007 - Buffalo,  NY
2008 - Canada Cruise
2009 - Buffalo, NY
2010 - Portland, ME
2011 - Buffalo, NY
2012 - Wilmington, NC
2013 - Buffalo, NY
2014 - Norfolk, VA
2015 - Buffalo, NY

2016 - Providence, RI
2017 - Buffalo, NY


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Your Annual Dues (payable January 1st), and Donations to the USS Little Rock Association can now be made online using PayPal

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with PayPal


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Read, Contribute to, and Enjoy the

Messages, News and Bulletin Board
 
 
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"News you can use...."

The latest news from the Association, the Buffalo Naval Park, and the Fleet.  

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Our most recent website additions & updates....




The pages listed to the right have recently been added or updated. Clicking the highlighted page name (Blue Link) will take you directly to the page. Remember, your feedback
is appreciated !
•  Posted obituary for George J. Butala, Jr. EM2 74-76. 21 Apr. 2015
•  Added an April 2 news article to LCS9 News Page. 02 Apr 2015
•  Posted obituary for John E. Beard, RDO 46-47. 01 Apr 2015
•  New pic of LITTLE ROCK and SULLIVANS w/Med Lights. (Click link then scroll down.)  31  Mar 2015
•  New photos of LITTLE ROCK in Buffalo... from the air, and without her masts!  29 Mar 2015
•  Posted obituary for
Morris G. Larson Jr. USMC 73-7628 Mar 2015
•  Posted obituary for Larry D. Wheeler, FA 61-62. 27 Mar 2015
•  Posted obituary for Jim Alderman, 1971-72. 26 Mar 2015.
•  New page added to Great Photos section. "Dressing Ship" tests your Navy "flag" knowledge. 24 Mar 2015.
•  Added new photos and data for LITTLE ROCK CO Capt. Henry G. Moran. 20 Mar 2015.
•  Posted obituary for Melvin R. Phillips, CS1 1963. 19 Mar 2015
•  Posted obituary for Joseph Molinaro, S2c  48-49. 17 Mar 2015
•  New photos of USS Little Rock CL92 in "Full Dress" (1948-49). 17 Mar 2015

USMC Globe USS Little Rock & 6th Fleet Marines

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USS LITTLE ROCK ASSOCIATION'S LADIES AUXILIARY

While some may consider it unlucky to have a woman aboard ship, the USS Little Rock Association
feels just the opposite when it comes to having women as part of our group. In fact, the ladies of the
Association have their own group within the organization. Click below to get the latest from the
Auxiliary and check back often for updates on how this spirited group interacts with the Association.

The Latest News from the Ladies


USS Little Rock Association's Scholarship Program

Did you know that your Association's Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualifying college sophomores?
Check these links to learn more....

NEW Gif
Scholarship Program 2014 Winners

NEW !!!    
Descendant Scholarship Program Details

NROTC Program Details

Committee Correspondence

Make a Donation to the Scholarship Program using PayPal !



 
NEW MEMBERS IN THE LITTLE ROCK ASSOCIATION

WELCOME SHIPMATES !

Name
Rate/Rank
Yrs. On Board

Name
Rate/Rank
Yrs. On Board
•  Flammger, Jerome T. (*) 05/15
•  Reichard, Phillip J.  05/15
• Russell, Aylett L.  (*) 05/15
LCDR
EM1
FTM3
70-72
59-63
76-76

• Santi, John R.  04/15 (*)
•  Wroblewski, Brian R. 04/15
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SN
Assoc.
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61
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Newest Member(s)

(*)  Indicates new members with their e-mail address listed on the Sailors On Line ("S.O.L.") page.
00 / 00 after a Member's name indicates the Month / Year they joined
the Association.
"AM"
in Rate/Rank column indicates Associate Member.



Historic World Events

Were YOU there?  Then your input is needed!


There were many Historic World Events which occurred during the USS Little Rock's life.
Check out the "Historical Events" page and then tell us what YOU recall about those times.



•  •  •  U.S.S. Little Rock Crew Rosters  •  •  •

CL 92
Rosters
(1945  -  1949)

Plank Owners
Crew & Officers
Decommissioning
Crew



Little Rock Association Active Members
Little Rock Association "Sailors On Line" E-Mail Addresses
Little Rock Crew With No Known Dates of Service
Little Rock Marines (CL92 / CLG4 / CG4)
All Known Deceased Little Rock Shipmates
Recently Deceased Shipmates (with Obituaries if available)


CLG 4 / CG 4
Rosters
(1960 - 1976)

Plank Owners
Crew & Officers
Decommissioning
Crew




WE NEED GOOD DATA !!!!


Please keep us informed of both your CURRENT MAILING and E-MAIL addresses.
Send us your current info....     Do it NOW while you're thinking about it .   Thanks.

Please e-mail your USPS MAILING ADDRESS data to: Frank Berglas,  and your E-MAIL address data to: Woody Donaldson



Photo Galleries of the Ships, the Crews, and the Places We've Been....




CL92 Photos

CLG 4 and CG 4 Photos LCS 9 Photos
(Coming Soon!)
Places
We've Been
Candid Ship
Action Photos
Candid Crew
Action Photos


Have a photo to contribute? Contact the Webmaster.


USS LITTLE ROCK CREW "RECOLLECTIONS"

Memories about life on the
USS Little Rock as recalled
by the crew.
"I REMEMBER WHEN...."

"NOW THIS AIN'T NO LIE...."

"ONCE UPON A TIME...."
USS LITTLE
ROCK SAILORS
"ORAL HISTORIES"


Official U.S. Navy transcripts
of Oral Histories given by
Little Rock  crewmembers.

LitComs ...

LitComs ...

LitComs ...
"LitComs" is the official newsletter of the USS Little Rock Association and is available with your membership.  Submissions from members to LitComs are re- printed for the purpose of keeping the membership informed.  If you wish to submit articles for publication, please forward those articles to John Meyers (address at right). John Meyers
1665 Kellogg Springs Dr.
Dunwoody, GA .
30338-6007

E-Mail: johncmeyers@att.net
Phone:  770-698-9120

Membership Benefits


LitComs Newsletter

Free Access to the Ship and Park in Buffalo

Annual Shipmate's Reunion

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load .pdf Application.

The USS Little Rock Association needs YOU!


The legacy of the Little Rock and of her crew depends entirely on the strength of her Association.

Your membership in the Association helps preserve this legacy and provides a solid network of crew members with whom to share our experiences and memories.

Join with us today by printing out an Application Form and mailing it to our Membership Director.


Membership Benefits


Contact Shipmates

Help Preserve our U.S. Naval History

Annual Workparty

Endless Sea Stories

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load .pdf Application.


"Mystery Photos"
Mystery Photo #28

Grandpa Pettybone

(Click on the picture for a larger view.)



Who? What? Where & When ?

Mystery Photos are are way for us to get information about some of the many
different aspects of the USS Little Rock, her life, her crew and her adventures.
They are not trick questions,  but a bonafide search for information....


For this Mystery Photo (at the left) we'd like to get some info a the painting of
"Grandpa Pettybone"
proudly displayed on the bulkhead of LITTLE ROCK's
Forward Engine Room (CG 4).

If you have a clue about this, shoot us an e-mail via the "Mystery Photo #28" topic on
the Messages, News and Bulletin Board  or  e-mail the webmaster.

You can view previous Mystery Photos HERE.




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For permission to use content from this site, please contact WOODS C. DONALDSON  at: littlerocksol@verizon.net

This page last updated: 11 Apr 2015


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