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The Hugh Purvis Reunion Association charter is to plan and arrange reunions, assist our members in locating other shipmates/crewmembers and provide important information from the V.A. and other sources that you may need. Membership in the HPRA is granted to those men who served on the USS Hugh Purvis DD-709 in any year, for any length of time, in any rank or rate. Information on membership is available here...


Remember, the HPRA, this Web Site, the Shipmate Directory and the Newsletters are not possible without your financial support.

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A FREE HAT For ALL New members!!

   Have you ever served aboard the USS Hugh Purvis - DD709? If so,  we would like to have you become a member of the Hugh Purvis Reunion Association (aka HPRA). The HPRA provides a directory of your shipmates, plans the annual reunion to interesting places with great tours, the annual business meeting and the formal dinner. The reunions are for members and their spouse or significant other, or you can just come alone and still have a great time. You will make new friends or see some old ones. Membership is just $20 a year. Also, an age dependent lifetime membership is available (see the membership information link above). The value for our dues is one of the best for reunion associations.

    For an example of our reunions, select the "Norfolk, Va. 2013" button in the right hand column on this page. These reunions are what we all look forward to. Planning starts one to two years in advance by the reunion chairman (VP George). Ideas of choices for the reunion location are presented by members and voted on during the annual business meeting. 2014 is in Jacksonville, Fl. This one will be in April

    So, join up and receive this great free hat (includes shipping). It is similar to the one in the picture above (click on it) shown in a light color; the actual hat is navy. Then come to Jacksonville and be ready for a fine time. See the next newsletter or the reunion recap page on this site for more information.

2013 Reunion Attendees  (Select for larger image)

2013 Norfolk Slideshows and Albums are in progress! Check back often!

(2013 and Previous)


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"Wes Hoch" (58-60) - Presented at 2013 HPRA Reunion Dinner by Jerold Larson (59-62)

"I Was A Sailor" - Contribution from Sal Contello (multiple sources)

"SIX BOYS AND 13 HANDS" - Written by Michael T. Powers and submitted by George Baker

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