The following article appeared in the March/April issue of DESANews
 

PORTUGUESE SAILOR SETS UP JOINT DE 440/509 REUNION

The USS MCCOY REYNOLDS DE 440 and the USS FORMOE DE 509 are holding a combined reunion. This came about through efforts of sailor Ramiro (Ray) Martins who served on both ships in the Portuguese Navy. Both ships were transferred to Portugal in 1957 under the "Mutual Assistance and Defense Treaty".

The USS MCCOY REYNOLDS has a Millennium Reunion planned in Fort Mitchell, KY (south side of Cincinnati) for 2000. Chair for the reunion is Bob Gehring.  Bob has invited the USS FORMOE DE 509 to attend the USS MCCOY REYNOLDS reunion being held October 11-15, 2000 to meet Ray Martins.

Submitted by Ramiro "Ray" Martins
ramiro.martins@btopenworld.com

USS McCoy Reynolds DE 440  |  NRP Corte Real F 334 Photo 1  |  F 334 Photo 2  |  F 334 Photo 3  |
1987 Reunion Letter  |  2000 Reunion DE 440
 

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