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All those who served aboard the most decorated fleet tanker in the US Navy, the USS Neches AO47, any time between her commissioning in 1942 and decommissioning in 1970 are welcome to join the Association. Contact Johnny Hanlon.  Email address johnnyhanlon@cox.net.  or by phone 1-918-245-8881 or by writing to him at 400 West 31st Court, Sand Springs, OK. 74063 . The 2014 reunion will be held in St Louis, MO.  The dates for the reunion will be September 10-14, 2014.  Click on "Upcoming reunion" for the details about the location and activities, when they are determined.  Steve/Bev McCarthy and Butch/Margie Bequette will be the co-host coordinators for this reunion and Steve can be reached by email at mixormatch@aol.com.  The organization has more than 125 members including several from the original USS Neches AO5 which was lost off Hawaii in January, 1942.

Membership dues are $15.00 per year.   We have a reunion each year,    Our last reunion was held in Charleston, SC. and a recap of the activities there will be found at "Previous Reunion".  If you know of any former crewmembers who may not be aware of our organization and may be interested in joining, please let them know where to reach us or let Johnny Hanlon know where he can contact them.   In order to surf this site use the "buttons" located just above the heading.   To return to this page, click "Home" from any page.  

When emailing to Johnny Hanlon, make sure you put "USS Neches AO-47" in the subject line. 

For those who wish their military records go to http://vetrecs.archives.gov/ for information on how to obtain them.

For those interested in purchasing military hats and other gear through the internet, I suggest you go to PriorService.com.  They have it all and are good people.

To find a navy ship, go to www.hullnumber.com and click on the type of vessel you are looking for. Example: To find Tankers: Click on unrep ships and scroll to the ship hull number (as in AO-47) and click.                            

Johnny Hanlon, President USS Neches Reunion Association

Ed Anderson, webmaster

This page was last updated on 10/29/13.