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•   Keith Leyerle (1980)  18/4
•   Peter Peralta (1980)  17/4
•   Philip Hall (1966)  26/3
•   Cyrus Dylan (1984)  24/3
•   Rodney Strong (1980)  15/3
•   Michael A. Schaffer (1970)  11/3
•   Glenn Ness (1976)  11/3
•   Santino Evancho, Mm-3 (1974)  11/3
•   R. Leon Givens, Bosn (Givens) (1983)  1/3
•   Qm-3 John W. Buch (1969)  28/2
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8 live in Alabama
5 live in Arizona
3 live in Arkansas
1 lives in Armed Forces Europe
13 live in California
3 live in Colorado
8 live in Connecticut
2 live in Delaware
39 live in Florida
7 live in Georgia
2 live in Idaho
14 live in Illinois
9 live in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
2 live in Kansas
6 live in Kentucky
6 live in Louisiana
3 live in Maine
14 live in Maryland
11 live in Massachusetts
14 live in Michigan
10 live in Minnesota
2 live in Mississippi
5 live in Missouri
2 live in Nebraska
2 live in Nevada
2 live in New Hampshire
24 live in New Jersey
25 live in New York
13 live in North Carolina
3 live in North Dakota
22 live in Ohio
4 live in Oklahoma
3 live in Oregon
37 live in Pennsylvania
4 live in Rhode Island
6 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
7 live in Tennessee
20 live in Texas
36 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
10 live in West Virginia
9 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in New Zealand
1 lives in Ukraine
27 location unknown
63 are deceased

UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Stephen C Kablesh (1959)  4/25
•   Jr. Kenneth L. Wright (1971)  5/1
•   John M Alvarez (1981)  5/6
•   Richard Boyd (1960)  5/9
•   Victor Pringle (Pringle) (1964)  5/9
•   James F. Barker (1955)  5/11
•   Jack Fennell Ftg2 (1961)  5/17
•   Bruce Watts (1977)  5/21

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Percentage of Joined Shipmates: 44.3%


A:   204   Joined
B:   256   Not Joined

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Mr. Robert Hottenstein
Treasurer, USS Fort Snelling LSD-30
133 Farmhouse Drive
Eagleville, PA 19403

Reminder, this page is maintained by an old salt who served 1955-1959.  Your donation for dues will be appreciated by all hands who view this site.

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256-351-0330


Welcome to the USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) 1954 - 1985 web site.
Never Forget 911 
The Year of the Goat!
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2018
Don't be a Dog, plan to attend the next reunion in Philadlephia, Pa
Details Later.

Tell your shipmates about our site, help us by paying your dues.

https://youtu.be/o3IY8H31HME

This is a video about the Fort Snelling National Cemetery , Minneapolis, Minnesota
https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftsnelling.asp

A great time was had by all who attended.  Thanks to Robert & Kathy Bergant

USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 Reunion Photo 2017

USS FORT SNELLING 2017 REUNION

DATE OF ARRIVAL: Wednesday, September 13

DATE OF DEPARTURE: Sunday, September 17

LOCATION: Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota

ITINERARY:

▪ Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm: Mill City Museum / Stone Arch Bridge

 ▪ Thursday, 5 pm to 9 pm: Stillwater, birthplace of Minnesota (includes dinner)

 ▪ Friday, 9 am to 3 pm: Memorial service / Mall of America

 ▪ Friday, 5 pm to 9 pm: Mississippi River dinner cruise

 ▪ Saturday, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm: Historic Fort Snelling

 ▪ Saturday, 5:30 pm: Photos, cash bar, and sit-down banquet at hotel

 

 

CONTACT: Robert and Kathy Bergant

 ▪ Email: rkbergant@yahoo.com

 ▪ Phone: 262-782-7876

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia, PA, 2018 Details later.

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS !

Greetings to all USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 Crewmembers and families:
 BRAVO ZULU! 

Link to 2017 Memorial Service at Fort Snelling National Cemetery:

http://www.ussfortsnellinglsd30.com/2017-Memorial-Service-LSD-30.htm

Link to Video of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery taken during the tour of the site: 

https://youtu.be/o3IY8H31HME

There are many benefits for Veterans, please click these links to learn more:

Visit https://www.cem.va.gov/cen

https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftsnelling.asp

Andy Anderson, Webmaster

USS Fort Snelling LSD-30

ICFA-IC-1 1955-1959

ceanders@hiwaay.net


I want to get in touch with as many of my shipmates as possible! Please send me an email and I'll get the ball rolling. This period of our lives, believe it or not, molded who we are today...somewhat!

I ran the ship's store, geedunk,and inventory for over two years. So if you served on the Fort between 1972 and 1975 you know me! If you purchased cigs for 1.25 a carton, you looked me in the eyes.

Let's get acquainted again, it's not too late. My crew was Kevin Gibson, Bobby Whitehead, and Bo Bonds. Bo received an early discharge due to an unknown illness.

Come on Henry, Stevie, Joe, you guys are out there. Email me and I'll make sure we all get in touch! dunbarcbp@aol.com

Michael Dunbar
 


 Click LSD-30 Photos to see some of the excitement we had. 

Andy Anderson ceanders@hiwaay.net
256-345-5711

I have added some photos here:

http://ceanders.jalbum.net/USS-Fort-Snelling-LSD-30-Reunion-2010


Click on Shipmates Profiles, update your profile, add your your photos.

George Passed in 2012 See Obituary in the "Memory" page.

Ken Vey, George Wagner, and James Berry at the Navy Memorial Washington DC 9-24-2011

2011 Reunion Photo - Washington DC
 

Please note: Date you reported on board - It may need updating, I used the best info I had, however, many are incorrect, so please update your profile including your email if possible.

Please send this link to all your USS Fort Snelling LSD-30 friends, ask them to log in and update their profile.  Sign up for the reunion.  Details later.

C.E. "Andy" Anderson, USN, ICFA-IC1 - 1955-1959

ceanders@hiwaay.net
 

Click on the Photos Buffalo, NY for some of the photos of the 2010 Reunion. Go to your profile and add your photos.

Click this link to see US Navy 2008 Pictures Slide Show

http://www.navy.mil/media/OtherMedia/YearInReview/yir08/start_here.html

Visit the US Navy Site http://www.navy.mil/swf/index.asp

ANNOUNCEMENTS

USS FORT SNELLING (LSD-30) 2018 REUNION

Place: PHILADELPHIA, PA (BIRTHPLACE OF OUR COUNTRY)
When: September 12, 2018 until September 16, 2018
Invitees: All Sailors who served aboard her and their families
Why: Brotherhood, education, and to simply re-live our shared memories

The hotel that will serve as “base” during the reunion is the “FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT”. It is located at 4101a Island Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa, 19153. It is approximately 1/2 mile from Philadelphia International Airport. It is just off the Island Avenue Exit from I-95. The room rate is $119.00 per night, plus the associated taxes. A Deluxe Continental Breakfast is included. The items offered with the breakfast are: assorted pastries, sliced bread, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French Toast, fruit, cold cereals, juices, coffee/tea. The items will be rotated on a daily basis. Other amenities are FREE PARKING for those who choose to drive. They offer a 24 Hour Complimentary Airport Shuttle for those choose to fly. Additionally, they offer an outdoor pool, weather permitting, or if the weather is cool, or wet, you would be welcome to enjoy the indoor pool at the Aloft Hotel which is just next door. Also, they have an excellent on-site restaurant.

The Closing Banquet will be in the Montgomery Room. It will be a served meal. The items offered, and the costs will be communicated at a later date (most likely in June).

You may make your reservations by using the following hyper link typed below for the hotel’s website:
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1710311865&key=1D53140

Now everyone can begin making their reservations. If anyone has any issues or trouble – please call Donna directly on the “D” number below. It is her direct line.

Donna Marie Lauria
Group Sales Manager
T 215-492-0400 D 215-863-3407 F 215-863-3431
Four Points by Sheraton
Philadelphia Airport
4105 Island Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19153, United States
GREAT HOTELS, GREAT RATES. FOURPOINTS.COM

All reservations must be made by August 24, 2018, in order to get the rate agreed to for the reunion.


The tours are being offered by CENTIPEDE TOURS, LLC. per the following schedule.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018: (NAVY DAY)
A 54 passenger motorcoach will meet our group at the hotel at 8:30AM and bring them to the Independence Transportation Center to meet our Centipede guide. You will then travel to the Battleship New Jersey for a tour and a barbecue lunch on the fantail with hamburgers and hot dogs.

***BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY from 10:AM to 2:PM
America’s most decorated battleship. Enjoy a 90 minute Fire Power tour which showcases the weapons systems and how the crew lived aboard this floating city. Then enjoy a Battleship Barbecue on the fantail.

***INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM from 2:30PM to 5:PM
After lunch you will visit the Independence Seaport Museum, dedicated to exploring the maritime history of the Delaware River. You will also have the opportunity to tour the USS Olympia, Admiral Dewey’s flagship during the Spanish-American War and the USS Becuna, a classic World War II submarine which are berthed right outside.

***DINNER CRUISE ON THE SPIRIT OF PHILADELPHIA from 7:PM to 10:PM (boarding begins at 6:30PM).

Return to hotel by approximately 10:30PM

Based on a minimum of 40 people the price is $200/person. This includes transportation from 8:30AM to 10:30PM, gratuity for the driver, Centipede guide from 9:30AM to 4:PM, gratuity for guide, admission to the Battleship New Jersey including lunch, admission to the Independence Seaport Museum and the dinner cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018: (HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA DAY)
A 54 passenger motorcoach will pick up our group at the hotel at 8:AM and bring them to the Independence Transportation Center to meet our Centipede guide and begin a ***TOUR OF HISTORIC PHILADELPHIA. Experience history where it actually happened as you stroll through the most historic square mile in the United States. This will include such sites as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Congress Hall, the Betsy Ross house, Christ Church and Elfreth’s Alley. You will go into as many of these sites as time and crowds permit.

You will stop for lunch on your own during the tour.

***MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION from 1:30PM to 3:PM
Journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding. Learn about the causes of the American Revolution, the major events of the war and the experiences of a wide range of individuals from both sides of the conflict.

***NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER from 3:30PM to 5:PM
The first museum that celebrates the freedoms we have from the United States Constitution. Learn what it means to be an American through over 100 inspiring, interactive exhibits along with the powerful, award-winning theatrical performance “Freedom Rising”.

Return to hotel by 6:PM

Based on a minimum of 40 people the price is $87/person. This includes transportation, gratuity for driver, Centipede guide, gratuity for guide, timed tickets for Independence Hall (based on availability when booked), admission to Betsy Ross house, donation to Christ Church, admission to the Museum of the American Revolution and admission to the National Constitution Center.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018:
Centipede guide and 54 passenger motorcoach will meet our group at the hotel at 9:AM for an excursion to Longwood Gardens. There will be time to enjoy lunch on our own in the Longwood Gardens Cafe. Phil and Donna’s personal suggestion is to not miss the Mushroom Soup!!!!!!!

***LONGWOOD GARDENS
Visit one of the nation’s most important horticultural showplaces. Longwood Gardens is sure to delight anyone who loves exquisite flowers, majestic trees and opulent architecture. Here, amid the 1050 outside acres and 20 indoor gardens, you will find perfection at every turn. Spend some time enjoying the water gardens, arboretum, fountain displays and conservatories with their orchid displays, rose garden, bonsai display and desert house.

Based on a minimum of 40 people the price is $82/person. This includes transportation, gratuity for the driver, Centipede guide, gratuity for the guide and admission to Longwood Gardens.

Attached is a spreadsheet that you may use to sign-up and pay for the tours through Centipede Tours, LLC. Centipede must receive your payment by August 15, 2018, in order to make the arrangements for the tours. Also, please note that we must have a minimum of 40 people to get the rates specified.

At the Minneapolis Reunion, it was approved that you could extend invitations to family to join us in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is an amazing historic site, as well as a city with a deep Naval background. There were four shipyards that built many different vessels during WWII and later.

I am looking forward to seeing all of you in “Philly” in September. Home of the 2018 Super Bowl Champion “PHILADELPHIA EAGLES”.




USS FORT SNELLIING 2018 PHILADELPHIA REUNION
COST PER PERSON # OF PERSONS COST PER DAY
Thursday, September 13 (Navy Day) $200.00
Tour and Lunch on the USS New Jersey
Independence Seaport Museum
Dinner Cruise on the "Spirit of Philadelphia"

Friday, September 14 (Historic Philly) $87.00
Walking Tour Historic Philadelphia
Museum of the American Revolution
National Constitution Center

Saturday, September 15 $82.00
Tour Longwood Gardens

TOTAL COST FOR A DAY $369.00
TOTAL COST FOR THE CHECK TO "CENTIPEDE TOURS, LLC"

ALL CHECKS FOR THE TOURS ARE TO BE MADE OUT TO "CENTIPEDE TOURS, LLC"
CHECKS ARE DUE BY AUGUST 15, 2018

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PLEASE PRINT THE NAMES OF THOSE GOING AND WHICH DAY ON THE LINES ABOVE

My father James T. Berry was honored to serve in the US Navy from 1958 to 1962 and his years on the USS Fort Snelling were so special to him. The vanity license plate on his car read: "LSD 30"!

Dad passed away on July 1, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. He was so looking forward to this year's reunion in Newport.

I will be posting many old Fort Snelling photos and reunion pictures on his behalf over the next few months. Please contact me at colleenonline@cox.net if you would like a copy of any photos sent directly to you.

Thank you!

Colleen Berry Conway

Almost there. My wife and I will be heading for retirement in Thailand next month (November 2014). Old shipmates welcome to visit us.

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  RAMON BATIATO
12/15/11 02:14 AM
 
  Hello Andy,

Would you please post this on the Forts page - it is concerning the Fort being Sprayed in 69. Ray

We invite you to share this announcement of a new study at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) with other interested individuals or organizations***


In response to the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010 and an ensuing request from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the IOM has assembled a committee of experts to conduct an epidemiological study comparing the health status of the SHAD veterans with a comparison population. This study will build on knowledge gained from a prior study conducted by IOM between 2003 and 2007.

As part of the data collection process, the committee will plan and conduct meetings to receive suggestions and input from SHAD veterans about their experiences so that the study can be informed by the insights of these veterans.

The first meeting of the Committee on Shipboard Hazard and Defense will take place on January 19-20, 2012, in Washington, DC. A second meeting is planned for February 23-24, 2012 in California.

The charge to the committee and a list of the membership of the committee is available at http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/projectview.aspx?key=IOM-BSP-10-08 and at an IOM study site: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Veterans/SHADII.aspx

Background
From 1962 to 1973, more than 5,800 military personnel, mostly Navy personnel and Marines, participated in Project SHAD (Shipboard Hazard and Defense) -- a series of tests of U.S. warship vulnerability to biological and chemical warfare agents. Only some of the involved military personnel were aware of these tests at the time. Many of these tests used simulants, which are substances with the physical properties of chemical or biological warfare agents, that were thought at the time to be harmless. The existence of these tests came to light many decades later.

In 2007, the Institute of Medicine??s Medical Follow-up Agency (MFUA) published a report on the long term health effects of participation in Project SHAD, based on the results of a health survey (the report is available at http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11900). In the new study, an expert committee will work in conjunction with IOM's MFUA and build on knowledge gained from the previous IOM study. The SHAD II study will use the established list of SHAD participants and the comparison population determined from the prior study.
The results of the study will be reported in a brief IOM report by the study committee and an analytic paper for publication.
Input can be provided to the committee through written comments and materials submitted over the course of the study, and through brief presentations at the committee meetings that will be held in January and February 2012.

Written materials can be submitted to the committee through the IOM staff at the postal address shown below. Please note that any comments or materials submitted to the committee in paper or electronic form will normally become part of the study??s public record.

Questions about the study or providing materials for the committee??s consideration should be directed to study director Lois Joellenbeck (ljoellen@nas.edu) or program associate Jon Sanders (jsanders@nas.edu).


Lois Joellenbeck, Dr.P.H.
Study Director
Institute of Medicine
The National Academies
500 Fifth St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
202-334-1715
ljoellen@nas.edu