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 animated slide show, complete with rousing music. Thanks to YouTube, you can see it by clicking HERE.
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.