The reunion was held at Lake Wright Resort in Norfolk, VA again this year. About 52 Crewmen along with their families and guests attended.
On Thursday we again had a Pizza Party giving everyone a chance to meet some crewmembers that were not at the 1997 reunion and to rekindle old friendships.
Again Lake Wright seemed to go all out to accommodate REDFIN. We had Dominion Hall for our daily meeting place where donuts, coffee, beer, soda and chips were available all day.
Friday was set aside for touring Norfolk and doing “our thing”. Friday evening we had our pictures taken for the Memory Album and then our Banquet Buffet.
On Saturday we toured the submarine, USS JAMES K. POLK (SSN-645). It is scheduled to be decommissioned in January 1999 after almost 33 years of service. After the tour we again visited around Norfolk to see the many changes that had been made. It doesn’t look like the same city, or Navy Base.
Back to Lake Wright for our evening Banquet Buffet dinner and drawing of prizes. It was discussed as to where and when we would have our next reunion and Manitowoc, Wisconsin won out.
Again we said so-long to our REDFIN Family until 1999.