29 September 2023
28 August 2023
1 August 2023
  • Updated the 2024 Reunion page to show that reunion will be held in Long Island, Wading River, New York from July 28, 2024 to August 2, 2024. Refer to the 2024 Reunion Page for more information.
  • Released the August Big Nickel Newsletter.
27 May, 2023
23 May, 2023
  • Added a new page for the next reunion (2024?). Location and dates TBD.
20 May, 2023
  • Sadly added STG3 Christopher Lee "Chris" Chamness to the Crew Taps Page.
14 April 2023:
4 March 2023:
  • I've updated the 2023 Reunion Reservation setup to allow you to use the online PDF form to either fill out online or print and then fill out. I've also included a link to a Microsoft Word Reunion Registration document that you can save, open, print out, and fill out by hand. If you have problems or are confused, you can email me and I'll send you either or both forms.
10 February 2023:
  • Sadly added FC1 John Adams to the Taps Page.
22 January 2023:
  • Added Beverly Slack, wife of Carl Slack to the Family Taps Page.
  • Updated the 2023 Reunion Page, 2023 Reunion Survey, 2023 Reunion Schedule, and 2023 Reunion Registration Form to account for a possible work party for the USS Orleck DD-886 moored accross the St. Johns River from our hotel. This work party, if it happens, will possibly happen during the time of the tour of St. Augustine, meaning that shipmates (and spouses/significant other's) who would rather be part of the work party would be reimbursed their tour fee when checking in at the reunion.
The Big Nickel Site Updates
for 2023