Missouri arrives at Ulithi on May 9. On May 14, Captain William M. Callaghan, USN is replaced by Captain Stuart S. Murray, USN, who assumed command of Missouri. At the ceremony of transfer, Captain Callaghan repeated some words he used at Missouri’s commissioning: “Be loyal to God, who created you; to your parents, who bore and raised you; to your wives, children and sweethearts who love you; and to your country, which gave you the opportunity to pursue happiness in liberty. As I said then, I humbly repeat now, that no man can administer this ship without the help of your skill, intelligence and loyalty in pursuing our common responsibility. You have fulfilled your parts well in action against the enemy. You should be proud of what you have accomplished. I am. This ship will have an important future action in this area. I know you will give the same loyal service to your new commanding officer as you gave me.”

Thursday 9/19

Check-in time is 3:00 PM or later, but the Hospitality Room will be open and manned at 1:30 PM. Please come to the Hospitality Room upon arrival to check in with the USS Missouri host to receive everything you will need for the reunion. If your room is not ready when you arrive, you may store your luggage in the Hospitality Room until it is ready. The evening meal will be on our own, but there will be shipmates who can give you directions to area restaurants. The Hospitality Room will be open that evening until midnight for your enjoyment

Friday 9/20

We are working to get a ride to the Capital to view the model of USS Missouri BB-63. We may also potentially be able to meet
with the Governor while we are there. The hospitality room will be open. The auction begins at 7:00 PM of special items. Prior to that will be an opportunity for you to bring your cruise book or any other special items from USS Missouri that you think others would like to see. Please respect all memorabilia, for it belongs to one of your shipmates. This will be from 8:00 – 9:00 PM.

Saturday Morning 9/21

The Association Executive Committee will meet at 9:00 AM, followed by the General Business meeting at 10:00 AM. Everyone is encouraged to attend the General meeting. We will vote on the locations for the 2025, 2026 and 2027 reunions. Only members can vote, so make sure to pay your dues before Saturday. If you have any questions about either meeting or Plan of the Day please
contact Jerry Miller or Larry Geyer. The Hospitality Room will be open from 12:00 noon until 4:30 PM.

Saturday Evening 9/21

The Banquet Room will open at 6:00 PM with a cash bar. All shipmates are encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to dress up and have your photo taken. Dress will be semi-formal (west coast.) At 6:30 PM, all will take their seat and the Memorial Services will commence.
Directly following the Memorial Services, the meal will be served. There will be recognition of some of our
shipmates following the meal. The banquet will end around 9:30 PM. Once the banquet is complete, we will
move to the Hospitality Room.

Sunday 9/22

Breakfast for Missouri hotel guest and say our farewells… until next reunion.

Three things you need to do to attend the reunion:

Be a member of the Association. Click here to pay your dues online or at the reunion.

Register for the reunion online!
Or, print and fill out this form, write a check and send it to:
Jerry Miller • 205 Hollis St. • Bono, AR 72416

Reserve your room at Capital Plaza: (573) 635-1234
The deadline for hotel reservations is August 19.

Thanks to all our shipmates in advance, for making this a great reunion!