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•   William J. Hesse (1965)  24/4
•   D. Mason Wells (1969)  22/4
•   David J. Baudier (1971)  22/4
•   Bt Guy Sharkey (1972)  22/4
•   Mrfn Gary Baxter (1972)  9/3
•   Michael Reinhard (1976)  12/2
•   Charles Church (1970)  8/2
•   George E. Stanley Jr. (1963)  24/1
•   Gary J. Pannell (1977)  16/1
•   Santino Evancho, Mm-3 (1974)  30/12
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Who lives where - click links below to find out.

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
1 lives in Delaware
38 live in Florida
7 live in Georgia
2 live in Idaho
14 live in Illinois
9 live in Indiana
1 lives in Iowa
1 lives 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
1 lives in New Mexico
26 live in New York
14 live in North Carolina
3 live in North Dakota
21 live in Ohio
4 live in Oklahoma
2 live in Oregon
36 live in Pennsylvania
4 live in Rhode Island
6 live in South Carolina
1 lives in South Dakota
7 live in Tennessee
21 live in Texas
37 live in Virginia
3 live in Washington
10 live in West Virginia
11 live in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in New Zealand
1 lives in Ukraine
23 location unknown
55 are deceased


•   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


Know the email address of a missing Shipmate? Click here to contact them!


Percentage of Joined Shipmates: 43.5%

A:   199   Joined
B:   258   Not Joined

Welcome to the USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) 1954 - 1985 web site.

Remember 911 - Pentagon Cermony 2015
The Year of the Goat!
Don't be a Monkey, plan to attend the next reunion 2017 in Fort Snelling, MN!



DATE OF ARRIVAL: Wednesday, September 13

DATE OF DEPARTURE: Sunday, September 17

LOCATION: Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota


▪ 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


TOURS: metroConnections

▪ See information from metroConnections for tour details, prices, and registration form.

 ▪ The Mississippi River dinner cruise fills up fast. To reserve your place, be sure to send your registration form and payment to metroConnections before April 20.


HOTEL: Country Inn & Suites

 ▪ Location: 6003 Hudson Road; Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

 ▪ Call for reservations: 651-739-7300

 ▪ The nightly rate of $89 (double occupancy) applies during the reunion, as well as two nights before and two nights after. Just mention “USS Fort Snelling 2017 reunion” when making your reservation.



 ▪ Provided by Green Mill Restaurant and Bar (attached to the hotel).

▪ Entrée choices are chicken marsala, roast beef in gravy, or roasted pork loin with cherry glaze. Dinners include bread, salad, green beans almondine, baked potato, assorted desserts, water and coffee.

 ▪ The cost per dinner is $44, including all service fees and taxes. The hotel will accept payment for dinners when you check in.


CONTACT: Robert and Kathy Bergant

 ▪ Email:

 ▪ Phone: 262-782-7876

Looking forward to seeing you in Minnesota in 20171


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

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!

Michael Dunbar

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

Andy Anderson

Special Note: I will be sending a DVD to anyone who contributes at least $20.00 for the web site maintenance. If you would like to assist, please click the "Donate Button" on the right. 
Check out this album for photos of the 2011 Reunion:

I have added some photos here:

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

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

Visit the US Navy Site


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 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.


Support our site! If you would like to help support this web site please click the Donate button on the right.  Donations can be made by PayPal, or with a regular credit card if you do not have a PayPal account.  We have to pay for the domain and for the web site.  Any amount will be appreciated. Thanks, Andy


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 and at an IOM study site:

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 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 ( or program associate Jon Sanders (

Lois Joellenbeck, Dr.P.H.
Study Director
Institute of Medicine
The National Academies
500 Fifth St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001