Call for Help: USS JFK Rhode Island Project Looking for Area Reps Nationwide

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VADM Herb Browne, Skipper from 1989 to 1990, and his wife Jill (R) speak with JFK sailors at the 2011 reunion. Photo courtesy Bob Haner/USS JFK Association

VADM Herb Browne, Skipper from 1989 to 1990, and his wife Jill (R) speak with JFK sailors at the 2011 reunion. Photo courtesy Bob Haner/USS JFK Association

At the recent reunion held in Norfolk, JFK Project leader Frank Lennon received a warm reception from former crew members eager to learn about progress in our efforts to bring “Big John” to Rhode Island. Many asked what they could do to help bring this dream to fruition.

As a first step, we need to reach out to the 70,000 or so sailors, marines and air crew who served aboard USS John F. Kennedy. So far we have good contact information on only a tiny fraction of those shipmates.

One way to do that is to establish a network of JFK sailors in every state and large city in the nation. We would provide supplies, information and guidance to this team, who would then reach out in their own local areas to spread the word and identify more shipmates.

Several of you at the reunion volunteered to serve in that capacity, and we will be getting more information out to you shortly.

If you are interested in helping out in this way, please contact us using the site’s form, or call HQ at (401) 398-1000.

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