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2005 Reunion San Diego


The USS Rankin Association's Second Annual Reunion was held in San Diego, California, from September 29 - October 2, 2005, at the Red Lion Hanalei hotel. There were 83 people in attendance.
On Friday, two motorized trolleys took us on a tour of San Diego, including stops at the Navy Base, the famous Del Coronado Hotel, and Seaport Village. Afterwards, many of us boarded two amphibious SEAL vehicles for a cruise around San Diego harbor.
Saturday featured visits to the active duty ship USS Decatur (DDG-73) and the museum ship USS Midway (CV-41), followed by an unforgettable close-up view of San Diego Fleet Week's Parade of Ships and Air Show.
We turned some photos from this reunion into a very nice five-part animated slide show, complete with rousing music. Thanks to YouTube, you can see it by clicking the links below:
The record of this reunion consists of this Main Page plus two others. Use the buttons below to view the 2005 Reunion Memory Book, including pictures of all attendees and a recap of all our activities, or to view other photos from the reunion.