As far as our records go, this was the last reunion held by the association. There may have been one in 2008, and, if so, please send me the information and some pictures so they can be included on this site. The 2007 reunion was held on September 6-9 in South Portland, Maine, and hosted by Dan DeRoch, his wife Mona and Pete & Shirley High.
We had a busy schedule:
THURSDAY, SEPT 6TH:
9:30 am-10:00am: Bus loaded for a drive to Winslow, Maine to tour the Central Maine Veterans Memorial Park. Bring your camera and look for the granite stone listing honor to the crew of the USS Bryant (DD665).
l:20pm: Drive through Winslow Supply, Inc. See where Dan hung out for the last 37 years. Mona met her Dan here.
l:45pm: Drive to Oakland, Maine and have our mid-day lunch at 2 pm at the Early Bird Restaurant and then back to the Holiday Inn, South Portland. Evening meal on your own.
FRIDAY, SEPT 7TH: Breakfast and lunch on your own. Enjoy the crew members of the USS Bryant in our Hospitality Room, then make ready to board our VIP bus once again at 5:30 PM for a short ride to “Vinny” T’s Restaurant to enjoy an Italian family feast. A complete dinner and it is free to the entire crew of the Bryant. This meal is compliments of two New England corporations, Metromatic Manufacturing of Medford, MA and Winslow Supply, Inc. of Winslow, ME. The Reunion Committee made sure that everyone enjoyed this special evening.
SATURDAY, SEPT 8TH:
10:00am: Business Meeting in the Hospitality Room of Holiday Inn. Lunch on your own.
5:00pm: Meet at the Hospitality Room for a photo shoot of the gang.
5:45pm: Walk over to the Marriott for our 6:00pm banquet (next door). Midnight snacks on your own.
SUNDAY, SEPT 9TH: Head for home after a great time with the Bryant Crew. It was fun putting it together. May our Lord bless us all, especially the 36 shipmates we left behind. It was an absolute pleasure- —
Dan & Mona DeRoch Pete & Shirley High