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USS Knox (DE/FF 1052) Reunion Association! 

 

Today is Thursday, April 24, 2014. You are visitor 12704. Thanks for visiting! This site was established August 19, 2003. Please stop back frequently as items will be added regularly, especially the Sea Stories and photo pages.  

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News:
  • 2/23/13 - 2013 Reunion Registration Documents Available HERE! The 2013 USS Knox reunion will be held September 19-21 at the Deerfield, IL, Embassy Suites hotel. Print out this document to register for the reunion and make your hotel reservations. Also see our USS Knox group page on Facebook for further information.

  • 6/3/12 - 2013 Reunion plans are underway. We will meet (probably) September 2013 in the Chicago area. Plans for the agenda include a special visit to Great Lakes NTC along with a number of other interesting sites. As usual, we will have a big banquet to bring an end to the reunion. Please plan on attending - the more the merrier!

  • 7/3/11 - 2011 Reunion Page Published! Click here to see this preliminary page. I will add more photos and captions as they become available. Enjoy! Attendees: if you haven't already, send me your photos.

  • 6/21/11 - 2011 Reunion a BIG Success! Attendees returned Saturday (6/18) from the 2011 USS Knox reunion cruise aboard Carnival Glory from NYC to the Canadian Maritimes (St. John, NB and Halifax, NS). We had a fantastic time. I will post photos here soon. 

    Thanks to the efforts of our association president, Dave Todd, some attendees also got a VIP tour of the Canadian Navy frigate "Ville de Quebec" in Halifax. This frigate is similar in many ways to Knox and it was very cool to see how technology has advanced to make these ships more effective. 

    Many, many thanks to Denny and Michele White for coordinating this year's reunion! It takes a lot of time and work to make these reunions successful and we need to recognize all the effort they put into it. Let them know how much you appreciate it the next time you see them. 

    It was decided by the association board that the next reunion will be in Chicago in 2013 and we'll shoot for San Diego in 2015. Info about these reunions will also be posted here and on the Knox group page on Facebook as details unfold

  • 3/11/11 - Photos of USS Knox Scale Model Here!

  • 3/4/11 - Knox 2011 Reunion Information! There still may be time to register for a 5 day cruise aboard the Carnival Glory to the Canadian Maritimes out of NYC. Please see the Info page and get your registration form in ASAP. Those of you who have registered should have received an update email from me and Denny recently. If you did not, contact me immediately.

  • 3/26/10 - Planning for our 2011 reunion is now underway. Denny White (Knox RM) is the coordinator. Denny was part of the original Knox crew and has attended all of the past reunions, and is a member of the Association board. He is currently researching possible locations and venues, some of which include Gettysburg or a 3-4 day cruise. Once the location has been determined, Denny may need your assistance. I will let you know more as details unfold. We're looking forward to your attendance!

  • 1/3/10 - The membership roster has been updated to include most of the recent membership applications. I'm working on it!

  • 1/2/10 - Due to a variety of reasons, including detected phishing attempts, I have removed the crew and missing crew lists from the site. I have received a large number of membership applications in the past year but time and resources have been scarce and I've not spent the time to update the roster. My apologies. If you did submit an application, you received an acknowledgement from me and have been added to the official and email rosters. So when I send out Association info, and as long as your email address is valid, you will get the email. I hope I will have sufficient spare time this year to get the member roster caught up. Remember, all officers of the Association are strictly volunteers - we get no compensation for keeping this organization running or for coordinating the reunions. That applies to me, as well, with this website. If you had to pay dues and the officers were compensated, the member roster would very definitely be up to date. But for now I can only make changes to the site as my personal time permits. I hope you understand. This applies to photos or stories you may send me, as well. We don't have infinite resources or space for this website - we're charged extra if we exceed certain limits. Since no one pays dues, we have to carefully manage what monetary resources we have and spend them wisely.

    Also, if you object to any of the emails I send, let me know. You can opt out from receiving Association related emails entirely by sending me an email with "OPT-OUT" in the subject line. I try to send only those messages I think the majority of the membership would like to see. Remember, you also have the option to use the DELETE key if the email is unwanted...

  • 9/14/09 - Order USS Knox Ball Caps and T-Shirts!

  • 7/2/09 - 2009 Reunion Photos now available! Click here.

  • 7/2/09 -  Many of the email addresses I have on file for crewmembers are coming back to me as invalid. If you have not been receiving emails from me in the past two months, please contact me to update your email address.

  • 3/15/09 - 2009 Reunion Webpage Published! The USS Knox reunion is ready to go! We want every one of you to be able to come, therefore we're publishing the following information so you can plan well enough in advance to attend:  

    Dates: June 18 to 20, 2009

    Place: Historic Charleston, SC 
    Hotel: Hampton Inn - Historic District
    Itinerary: Reunion webpage


    Hope to see you there!
     

  • 03/11/08 - Have You Been Exposed To Asbestos? - Asbestos exposure is a common occurrence among Navy vets. It can cause a number of deadly diseases including Mesothelioma. Symptoms often do not appear for decades after exposure. Visit the Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center to learn more about it and find valuable resources.

  • 02/29/08 - RAO Update. Excellent bulletin from the RAO director in the PI that gives extensive information of benefit to all Veterans.

  • 02/22/08 - New table uploaded outlining the Awards and Commendations Knox received from November, 1970 to June, 1990. Twenty years of service to her country. Click here...

  • 11/01/07 - New photos on the 2007 reunion page. Thanks to Bob and Noreen Henke!

  • Association selected as Official Partner of the Veterans History Program. After a detailed application and screening process, the USS Knox Reunion Association has been granted official Partner status in the Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. We join many other organizations who are dedicated to preserving our history - such as the American Legion and the Vietnam Veterans of America. You can see more Partners here: http://www.loc.gov/vets/partners/.

    We are now charged with actively collecting and telling our stories as veterans. All our experiences we collect as sailors aboard Knox will be preserved for everyone to see, read, and enjoy. Start collecting photos, write down your sea stories. Then send them to me.

  • That was then, and this is now... Have you ever been curious about how well preserved your former shipmates are today, or how they've survived the past 20 or 30 (or 40!) years? Those of us who have attended the Knox reunions know what some of our shipmates now look like. But many more of you, for one reason or another, haven't come to the reunions and probably don't have a clue what your shipmates look like today or what they're doing. 

    Now's your chance to let your shipmates know what you've become. I will start a gallery here of before and after photos to bring everybody up to date. Dig up a favorite picture of yourself from the Knox era and one of you now. Submit your pictures in JPEG format (at least 300x300 pixels, but try to keep the file sizes under 500K) to me at jbosworth@roadrunner.com so I can include them on the Knox Association website with the rest of the Knox scalawags! I'd also like you to include a brief biography - married? family? what are you doing these days? etc. so we know what you became after Knox. Allow me a few days to get your images up on the site. See it here...

  • Knox is Sunk!  7 August 2007, Knox was used as a target and sunk in 6700 feet off the coast of Guam. USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) participated in the sinking. It took a combination of Mavericks, GBU-12's and GBU-16's to take her down. Former Knox ET2, Jim Burnette (now a LT and the Combat Systems Maintenance Officer of Stennis), witnessed the event. More details to follow...

  • 2007 Reunion is a Success! The reunion in Bremerton was a great time for all who attended. BRAVO ZULU to Rick Walton and Dave Todd (and spouses) for their hard work making a great reunion experience. Preliminary banquet photos can be seen here. I'm still looking for photos from others who attended!

  • Knox Is Gone. Around 1 July 2007, Knox was quietly towed from Bremerton to Guam to be used as a target in an exercise. No notification was given to the Reunion Association. The reunion attendees had hoped to see her one more time but some government bureaucrat decided otherwise...

  • Reunion Association Membership Fees Waived. Until further notice, we will not charge membership fees. You can become an Association member for free. Please fill out the Online Application if you haven't already so we have accurate contact information.

  • If your email has changed recently, please send your most current address to me (Jeff Bosworth)!

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