9th REDFIN Reunion
The 9th REDFIN Reunion was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh Green Tree from Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 1st, 2006.
Thursday was dedicated to checking in and later the Pizza Party. About 72 persons attended the reunion including three of our WW II vets, Ted Breisch, Everett Butler and Charles “Red” Schwertfeger.
Many took advantage of the cool, dry, sunny weather to tour Pittsburgh. What a beautiful city, Pittsburgh is. This is not the city to visit if you do not want to buy Pittsburgh Stealers or Pirates sporting items.
The USS REQUIN (SS/SSR-481) was visited and toured by many of us. The group that keeps her in shape should be very proud of themselves. It was a pleasure to make the tour.
The buffet meals on Friday and Saturday were very good with plenty of food on hand.
As it was mentioned last year, Ken Small announced to us that there would be no more reunions unless someone would take over all the duties associated with the future reunions. The original organizers found it necessary to retire from the duties. We did have four volunteers to step forward. They were; Steve Buski, Jack March, James Martin and Larry Rash.
The 2007 reunion will be held in Norfolk, Virginia at the Lake Wright once again. It will be held from Thursday, October 11 to Sunday, October 14, 2007.