Sunday, January 04, 2015

Tin Can Sailors - The National Association of Destroyer Veterans

Tin Can Sailors - The National Association of Destroyer Veterans

Here are some events you can attend in 2015 with other destroyer vets.  Our next ship reunion will be in Pensacola in 2016.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Reunion- San Antonio - 2-6 OCT 2013

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio – Downtown
502 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.| San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: 210.388-0355 | Fax: 210.224.9130 | Hotel: 210.224.7155
Our rates are $99.00 a night and includes breakfast for 2
Approximate taxi fare from the Airport is $27.00

Reunion schedule
Wednesday Oct 2ndReunion begins – Meet and greet in hospitality room
Thursday Oct 3rdHop on hop off tours of San Antonio are $19 for one day and the hotel shuttle will take us to the pickup point. There is also an air conditioned trolley tour for $29 with a 2 day pass (days do not have to be consecutive) that will pick us up at the hotel. – Tours to be taken at your leisure – Hospitality room in the evening.
Friday Oct 4thBus trip to Fredericksburg WWII museum - Entry cost is $8 each. We are estimating transportation plus the entry cost to the museum to be approximately $30 each – Lunch is on your own and there are many nice restaurants close by the museum – Hospitality room in the evening
Saturday Oct 5thRiver cruise. The cost is $6.00 each and the hotel will be providing free shuttle service
Farewell Dinner
Sunday Oct 6thShift colors - ship underway - until next year

Thursday, October 25, 2012


For the next few months - consider getting some ships store items from Joseph Allen who keeps these for sale for the organization.  Here is a link to the information you need. Print out the page and make up an order. Caps - crests - rockers - etc.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

And The Banjo Played On | USO

And The Banjo Played On | USO
USS Franklin has a close relationship to USS O'Callahan.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Agent Orange - blue water navy

Agent Orange claims ease
for shipboard sailors -

There may be some USS O'Callahan sailors who served in these units as well. This link was contributed by Joseph Allen. One sailor had earlier asked if the deck log of O'Callahan might show of his temporary assignment to a PBR and shore activity that would verify his exposure to agent orange. I am not sure if those logs would show the unit assigned but the logs are housed in naval archives in Washington D.C.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Information from

USS O'Callahan: Information from
Our ship is featured in !
Nice detail entry with photos.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

From Here To Eternity Tribute

Just for fun folks. Maybe we should all rent this movie and watch it again soon. This was my only impression of Hawaii before O'Callahan pulled into Pearl.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

USS Blue DD-744 WestPac 1969 - 1970 part 1

Enjoy the footage. Some of these ships were with O'Callahan in Pacific deployments.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Return to the Philippines

This article by RADM McKinnon is a must read for anyone who ever was in port in Subic Bay or Cubi Point.