Special Notice e-mail sent out 7/24/2020

2020 Reunion Update ship 

USS Cabildo (LSD-16) Crewmembers Associaton




2020 Branson Reunion Update

by Dale Bittle



Hello Shipmates, I hope this update finds all of you healthy and free of this horrible Covid Virus. All of you know how I feel about the importance of having our reunion every year and my fear that if we ever miss a reunion, we may never have another one and believe me I still feel that way. However, given the status of the virus across our nation along with the age of our group and the location of our reunion after months of consideration and hours of phone conversation it is the consensus of the Officers of our Association that it would be prudent to cancel this year's reunion. We would all feel terrible if we went forward with the reunion and someone is our group came down with this COVID-19 Virus.


I have been in contact with Gatherings Plus and they assure me that they will refund registration fees to those who have already registered.


Right now, we are looking two locations possibilities for 2021 and we will let you know where we settle on as soon as possible.


I am so sorry we had to cancel this year's reunion. Stay safe and take care of yourselves and we look forward to seeing each of you next year.





ZOOM 2020 Reunion?

By Warren Gammeter


I am looking into doing a few ZOOM sessions to provide a chance for our group to visit with each other and also have our memorial service and annual business meeting. I would propose we have 3 or 4 sessions on or near the same days we would have been in Branson. A possible format to consider follows: 


Friday    9/18       Opening Session, how are we all doing


Sat.        9/19       video of the 1965 and 1966 WESPAC cruises

                              Open visiting


Sun        9/20       Memorial Service

                              2021 Reunion proposals

                              Annual Business Meeting


Mon      9/21        Last chance to chat.



Send me an e-mail and let me know what you think about this idea.






USS Cabildo (LSD-16) Crewmembers Association