Welcome Shipmates, Spouses, Kids:
We are getting together in Wilmington North Carolina for a reunion. If you know anything about the crew or the USS McCloy, you know this will not be an ordinary weekend at the ocean.
Men will arrive in Jet planes and Greyhound buses. They will come from the red states and the blue states. They will have cruise books, ball caps and zippo lighters. You will hear words seldom spoken in “the Real World.” There will be belly laughs, tales told, and maybe a salty tear shed.
For one little window of time all of the trappings and barriers of life will fade, and we will be one crew again. It’s magic and it certainly will be the poorer for each of us if you don’t make it. Tell your daughter to get married any other weekend, reschedule your surgery, do whatever you have to do… we expect you to cross the quarterdeck on time…. perhaps one last time… for muster instruction and inspection.
September 16th 2016 – September 18th 2016