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 USS Hector 
Sailors Association

The USS Hector Sailors Association is an organization that was brought about entirely by volunteers
who have been willing to assume a leadership position in the Associationís formation and continued growth.

The purpose of this Association is to perpetuate and memorialize the accomplishments of the men and women
who served aboard the Hector, and to foster goodwill and fellowship among all former USS Hector sailors.

Since 1988 when the first Hector Reunion was organized by Alfred Rule MM2 (Plank Owner) (43-50) (deceased)
and held in Sacramento, California, the roster has grown to over 1,700 names of former Hector sailors, and more
are being added daily. Following is a listing of the biennual Reunions sponsored by dedicated USS Hector shipmates.

1988 Reunion  -  Sacramento, California
Alfred Rule MM2 (43-50)
1990 Reunion  -  Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Bruce Harrell MD3 (46-50)
1992 Reunion  -  Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Robert Pratt MM3 (49-50) 
1994 Reunion  -  Salt Lake City, Utah
 Harley Moore BM3 (71-75) 
1996 Reunion  -  Virginia Beach, Virginia
 Dan Karwoski BM3 (50-51) 
1998 Reunion  -  Buena Park, California
Nick Carter SK3 (50-52) and Carl Taylor EM2 (49-52) 
2000 Reunion  -  Kissimmee, Florida
Francis Ford FN (51) and Dan Karwoski BM3 (50-51) 
2002 Reunion  -  Branson, Missouri
Bob Lea BT1 (49-55) and Pete Pilgrim BT2 (49-53) 
2004 Reunion  -  Albuquerque, New Mexico
Carroll Faris MR1 (50-54) and Jim Friedel FT2 (50-54) 
2006 Reunion  -  Hagerstown, Maryland
Don Muffley MM2 (56-59) and John Blevins EMFN (72-73) 
2008 Reunion  -  Rapid City, South Dakota
Marvin Bonnet BM3 (56-62) and Marvin Acklie RMSN (56-57) 
2010 Reunion  - Branson, Missouri
  Robert Pratt MM3 (49-50) 
2012 Reunion  -  Portland, Oregon
John Roten EN3 (58-60) and Charlie Atkins HT2 (71-74) 
2014 Reunion  - Springfield, Illinois
Ellis Gemberling ET3 (54-56) and Darrel Grider BT2 (54-58)
2016 Reunion - San Antonio, Texas
Michael Field (BM3) 80-83 
2018 Reunion - ???

Please feel free to contact  Ellis Gemberling  for more information concerning the USS Hector Sailors Association.

For a two year membership (Between the bi-annual Reunions), mail a $15 check payable to the USS Hector Sailors Association to:
GENE BARTOLABA
BOX 501
SITKA, ALASKA 99835
gbartolaba@gci.net


Commanding Officers 
of the USS Hector AR-7
Cdr J.W. Long 7-2-44 / 17-7-45 Capt R.R. Managhan 19-11-60 / 30-6-62
Cdr R.P. Noisat 17-7-45 / 28-8-46 Capt L. Grabowsky 30-6-62 / 28-8-63
Capt W.G. Pogue 28-8-46 / 26-2-48 Capt G.C. Foltz 28-8-63 / 1-9-64
Capt T.O. Cullins 26-2-48 / 31-3-49 Capt C.E Statsny 1-9-64 / 1-8-66
Capt H.W. Chanler 31-3-49 / 28-11-49 Capt J.E. Rawls 1-8-66 / 22-9-67
Capt E.P. Creehan 28-11-49 / 9-8-50 Capt J.W. Bennett 22-9-67 / 5-5-69
Capt S.F. Odem 9-8-50 / 9-8-52 Capt H.J. Racette 5-5-69 / 19-6-70
Capt L.J. Barbot 9-8-52 / 19-3-54 Capt J.E. Magee 19-6-70 / 15-9-72
Capt G.K. Hudson 19-3-54 / 20-7-55 Capt R.B. Davy 15-9-72 / 29-8-74
Capt F.P. Luongo Jr 20-7-55 / 5-7-56 Capt R.J. Anderson 29-8-74 / 18-2-77
Capt R.E. Bourke 5-7-56 / 14-9-57 Capt J.E. Lacey 18-2-77 / 7-9-79
Capt G.R. Lee 4-9-57 / 4-11-58 Capt E.F. Jardine 7-9-79 / 11-9-81
Capt F.W. Larson 4-11-58 / 19-1-59 Capt H. Venezia 11-9-81 / 23-9-83
Capt K.S. Shook 19-1-59 / 29-10-59 Capt G.C. Chappel 23-9-83 / 11-10-85
Capt R.G. Jack 29-10-59 / 19-11-60 Capt H.W. Leeke 11-10-85 / 31-3-87
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