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The Destroyer Leader Association is
a nonmilitary, nonsectarian, nonpolitical, and nonprofit organization
of sailors who served aboard the U.S. Navy's only five ships to
have been classified as a Destroyer Leader. The overall objective
of the Association is to provide coordinated means for these veterans
to meet periodically and to serve as a resource for the preservation
of historical information and events related to the ships and
their crews. The Association also is an intermediary to the public
for its better understanding of the contributions of its members'
naval service. Annual reunions of the combined membership are
the primary means for camaraderie and reminiscing.
In 1997, members of the ships established an informal
group known as the "Destroyer Leader Group." Since then,
the group had been growing with its objectives becoming expanded
and more defined and managed. As a result of this refinement,
the members decided that formal recognition of the group was
appropriate. At the Business Meeting during the reunion in Colorado
Springs, Colo. on 28 September 2002, the members elected to incorporate.
On 12 November 2002, the group officially incorporated as the Destroyer
Leader Association under
the leadership of a Board of Directors and other officials.
The result is a fine-tuned outfit of which its members are proud.
We encourage all veterans of the respective ships to join the
Shipmates & Family and Friends! Join
us at the 2013 Reunion in Warwick, RI September 30 to October 3. Download
the revised 2013 Call-to-Reunion
Packet and the Registration
Form to sign
up before for good friends
and good times.
May 2013 newsletter is online.
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do so. Sorry for the inconvenience.