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2024 Reunion Reminder

2024 Reunion Reminder

Our coming 2024 USS Yosemite Reunion will be held in Rhode Island. This is just a Quick Reminder about our 2024 Reunion on April 24, 2024Rhode Island is a change of venue for us. We usually have our reunions in the southeast or southwest. The USS Yosemite Association...

2024 USS Yosemite Reunion Update

2024 USS Yosemite Reunion Update

The Hotel is beautiful, just renovated during COVID. I looked at all the rooms that we would have for our events. In all cases, the rooms are bigger and better than the rooms of our previous Reunion in Jacksonville. I was particularly impressed with the room for our...

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Sea Stories

Vincent Diomede’s Story

Vincent Diomede’s Story

Nineteen-Part Video of the USNM Interview with Vincent Diomede The story of United States Navy Veteran, Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Vincent Diomede was presented on July 2022 on the United States Navy Memorial website as the featured article of the month. We didn't...

Buffy Lin Levasseur’s Story

Buffy Lin Levasseur’s Story

Local Veteran Shares Story of Service Aboard Destroyer Tenders in U.S. Navy A young Buffy Lin Levasseur had finished her high school education in 1986 while employed as a sitter for a military family at Fort Carson, Colorado. Inspired by a number of relatives who had...

Jim Jewell’s Story

Jim Jewell’s Story

Read Jim Jewell's Impressions about the Sinking of the USS Yosemite If you didn't get the chance to read Jim's article, click on the link below and scroll down to the photo of the USS Yosemite. The article begins after the photo. Click Here to Read Jim's Story, "USS...

The Busy Lady by Robert J. Cressman

The Busy Lady by Robert J. Cressman

This article can be found on the US Naval Institute website; click to read it on  Historic Fleets - The Busy Lady on the US Naval Institute website.   Or you may read the two-page article below as either an image file or a PDF file if enlarged:   Click on...

USS Yosemite 1957

USS Yosemite 1957

USS Yosemite 1957 was published by Woody's Words This article originally appeared in our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website.  USS YOSEMITE  –  1957 My first shipboard duty was aboard the...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 1

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. The entire Yosemite Ship Saga story was captured and presented...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 2

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. First Chance To Board The Yosemite The next time I went to the...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 3

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Time Was Near For Commissioning Soon, additional crew reported...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 4

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Seasick As the Yosemite steamed south, we passed the rugged...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 5

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Pearl Harbor We hadn't been out to sea but a couple of hours...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 6

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Last Visit With the USS Swordfish On one of my liberties, I...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 7

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. On To Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands The time had...

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Late Breaking News

Our 2024 Reunion is planned for 24 -27 April 2024 in the Crown Plaza Airport Hotel Providence, RI. Mark your calendar!

Membership and Association positions are open to the family of those that served on "The Busy Lady"

Bill Krug is being impersonated by email. Please disregard all fake emails except those from his correct email address, w.krugiii@gmail.com. Thank you.

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Uss yosemit badge Yosemite Sam is the traditional mascot of the US Navy ship that bears his name. In 1979, Warner Brother Studios gave permission to reproduce Yosemite Sam's likeness for the USS Yosemite use.
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