Update of July 27, 2004

USS Towers (DDG-9) Reunion 2004 San Diego Sept 30-Oct 3, 2004 Dear Towers Shipmates, Towers Reunion 2004 Sept 30-Oct 03, 2004 at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, For reservation call 1-800-882-0858, be sure to mention you're with the USS Towers reunion. Room rates are $91.00 plus tax. Deadline for the special room rates is Aug 31, 2004. Reunion activities in the plans: Tour of San Diego and San Diego Bay on board an amphibious "duck". Tour of the USS Midway (CVA-41) museum ship. Riding the San Diego trolley to Tijuana from Downtown to the border. Reunion banquet at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, Saturday Oct 2 6 PM. A request has been submitted and is pending for a tour of an Arleigh Burke class destroyer at the Naval Station San Diego. The reunion opening session will begin at 10 AM Thursday Sept 30, 2004. The Towers Association business meeting will held 10 AM Saturday Oct 2, 2004.

The reunion hospitality room will be open each evening as long as shipmates wants to hang around and exchange sea stories. The Towers ship's store will be open at selected time during the reunion. There will be a registration fee of $20 per Towers shipmate to cover the cost of the hospitality room and other reunion expenses. Towers shipmates and their spouses, and guests are all welcomed to all of the reunion activities. Bob Chavez is interested in forming a Towers golfing tournament. Contact Bob at ILytmup@aol.com for details. If you are planning on attending the reunion and have not notified me, please contact me with your intention.

We will need an accurate head count for this reunion to be successful. I feel that with the interest already expressed, this reunion should be the largest we have had. If you know of any Towers shipmates who is not aware of the on going Towers annual reunion, can you share this information with them. I would like to thank PNC Randy Fritz and GMMCS Ray Barnes for all of the hard work that they have devoted toward this reunion.

Raymond Wong President, USS Towers (DDG-9) Association

usstowersddg9@pacbell.net

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Update of May 15, 2004:

USS Towers (DDG-9) Reunion 2004 Announcement Towers Reunion 2004 Sept 30-Oct 03, 2004 at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego. For reservation call 1-800-882-0858, be sure to mention you're with the USS Towers reunion. Room rates are $91.00 plus tax. Cut-off date for reservations is Aug 31, 2004. The reunion dinner is on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004 at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel.

For the reunion committee to be more efficient in planning for the reunion activities, it is important to notify me of your intention to attend this year's reunion at your earliest convenience. Many of the Towers shipmates still resides in the San Diego area. If you are planning to attend the reunion functions only and not stay at the reunion hotel, please inform me of that intention. As in the past, spouses, friends and guests are invited. We are expecting a large turnout for this reunion. There will be a reunion registration fee for each Towers crewmember attending the reunion to cover for incurred expenses. During the reunion, the Towers reunion hospitality room and Towers ship's store will be open. Special note: The USS Midway (CVA-41) museum ship should be opened for tours by the reunion time. The Towers was part of the Midway Battle Group while forward deployed in Yokosuka.

The Towers Association would like to thank PNC Randy Fritz, Towers crewmember 1971-73 for accepting the task as reunion 2004 coordinator. Please share this announcement with other Towers shipmates who may not be aware of the reunion or Towers web site. I have a new e-mail address for Towers related messages. Raymond Wong President, USS Towers (DDG-9) Association usstowersddg9@pacbell.net

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Towers Reunion 2004 Sept 30-Oct 03, 2004 at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, 2270 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, For reservation call 1-800-882-0858, be sure to mention you're with the USS Towers reunion. Room rates are $91.00 plus tax. Special note: The USS Midway (CVA-41) museum ship should be opened for tours by the reunion time. As many of know, the Towers was part of the Midway Battle Group while forward deployed in Yokosuka. Please note my new e-mail address for Towers related messages.

Ray Wong

usstowersddg9@pacbell.net