USS Truxtun Association

Ship's Company Reunions

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Slide shows of past reunions are indexed in a list below or in the navigation menu above that links to an individual page. Just above the list is a special section with the latest upcoming reunion plans and a link to a dedicated page to add your name and email to our official newsletter.

Two Bell Ceremony

An important aspect of each reunion is the ceremony where we remember those Truxtun sailors who have gone before us. Details HERE.


Portland Reunion Closing and 2020 Reunion Planning Message

From PJ Byrne, Truxtun Association President:

I hope you all made it back to your respective homes safely.
Again, I would like to thank each of you for your dedication to the USS Truxtun by attending the 2018 reunion in Portland, Oregon.
I sincerely hope that you all had as much fun as my wife and I did. I am soliciting feedback (good or bad) from the reunion as we start planning for the 2020 event.
As a reminder, our next reunion will be in one of the following cities:
Boston, MA
Portland, ME
Providence, RI
Nashville, TN
To provide background for everyone, this is how the planning will work.
A shipmate has volunteered to research one of each of the above cities and provide that feedback to the Association Steering Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and former Presidents).  This research will identify hotels, tours, banquet facilities, logistics, etc.  I have asked for the preliminary search results by March/April 2019, and the Steering Committee will review this information and choose a city. Then based on the city of choice we will figure out the best time of year to have the reunion in the chosen city and I hope to disseminate that information no later than AUGUST 2019 to give you plenty of time to make your plans.
Looking forward to seeing you all again.  Please share all the information about the next reunion with other shipmates that maybe did not or could not attend the Portland reunion.
PJ Byrne

2018 Portland, Oregon Reunion Summary

This summary was derived from the 2016 reunion announcement that appeared here and can serve as a rough template for the kind of event you can expect in 2020:

The 2018 USS Truxtun Reunion was held in Portland, Oregon, October 4-7, 2018 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. The room rate was $129.00 per night (plus taxes). The hotel extended that price for three days before and three days after our reunion should you want to spend more time in the Portland area. The hotel can be reached at (503) 281-2500. Upon arrival at the airport call and they will send the shuttle to pick you up. This free shuttle also goes to the local Shopping/Eatery center.

BANQUET BUFFET: is set for Saturday night October 6th with your choice of Seared Salmon, Prime Rib and Chicken Breast. The buffet will also feature Caesar salad, Mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, Carrot cake, Coffee, Decaf, Tazo Teas, Iced Tea and water.

BONUS: We have a salmon fishing opportunity on the 4th of October only. It is on the Colombia River with Cody Herman of Day One TV show. The boat is only a mile away from the hotel. Cody usually charges $225/day, but for our group it will only be $150/person plus a $20 fishing license. If interested contact Tim Gallagher at You will have to arrive in Portland a day early but our Hotel is extending the same pricing to you if you desire.

BRING A GIFT GET A GIFT: Please remember one of the highlights of the Banquet is the gift exchange following dinner. If you want to participate in this fun event, please bring a gift (not to exceed $25.00) from the State where you live.

TWO GREAT TOURS: The Willamette Valley Wine tour (Friday) and the Mt Hood Loop tour (Saturday).

The Willamette Valley Wine Tour will include:

The Mt Hood Loop Tour will include:


A full slide show with photos of all participants is linked below:

Past Reunions