NOTES: from the Yeoman's Desk
The Destroyer Escort Sailor Association, DESA, is an
organization for US Navy and Coast Guard sailors who served aboard a DE,
DER, APD or FF. These ships were active during WWII through the Cold
War, so service at any time during this period qualifies for membership.
DESA is the parent organization for the many local
chapters throughout the United States. CT-DESA is the local chapter for
the State of Connecticut. Thought not required, membership is encourage
in both DESA and the local chapter, if one exist in your state.
CT-DESA is looking for US Navy and Coast Guard personnel
in the Conneticut area who served aboard a destroyer escort (DE),
destroyer escort radar picket (DER), fast attack transports (APD), or
fast frigates (FF) to join our Chapter.
Being active in both groups gives you exposure to the
activities in your local chapter as well as DESA activities such as
reunions, DE day events, other functions which are naval related and
plans for the DESA annual convention. Also, as a member of DESA you will
receive the bi-monthly newspaper, DESANews, that brings you stories,
histories, reunion dates, Chapter news, death notices and much more.
Come aboard and Join Today!
<http://www.desausa.org/join.htm> For more information, contact
The USS SLATER (DE-766) is one of only two remaining DEs
in the United States and has been restored with the WWII original battle
armament and configuration. SLATER is located in Albany, NY and open to
the public. Veterans can relive the memories aboard ship and visitors
have a chance to see what life was like for the sailors who manned DEs.
Also, a vast collection of memorabilia is on display. For more
information, visit the SLATER website.
This site was last updated 08/08/08