U.S.S. LITTLE  ROCK ASSOCIATION
OFFICIAL HOME PAGE


Navy Anchor Association Logo USMC Globe


"W
elcome Aboard" the Home Page of the
USS Little Rock Association

Founded June 28, 1991
 by:
James Kays,  Donald Schuld,  John Sheppard  &  Ed Caggiano, the USS Little Rock Association is a
not-for-profit corporation, incorporated in New York. The Association offers men who served on the LITTLE ROCK
an opportunity
to renew old friendships, make new ones, and to tell and retell the stories of their youth aboard this fine ship.


This website is dedicated to the Sailors and Marines who,
in the past, manned
USS LITTLE ROCK CL 92 and CLG 4 / CG 4,
and to those who will soon be manning USS LITTLE ROCK LCS 9.

CL92 at Anchor CLG4 1970's LCS1 Underway
U.S.S. Little Rock CL 92 U.S.S. Little Rock CLG 4 / CG 4 U.S.S. Little Rock LCS 9

NEW !  USS Little Rock Association Annual Reunion
For information regarding the 2017 Shipmates' Reunion...
Click
HERE !!!

Last update: 15 Feb 2017

NEW !  News about USS Little Rock LCS 9,
her status and upcoming commissioning
in Buffalo, NY !!!
Click
HERE !!!
Last update: 15 Feb 2017

NEW !  News of the Sixth Fleet Flagship Crew Reunion
 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, France !!!
Click HERE !!!

Last update: 21 Feb 2017


NEW !  The Spring 2017 Workparty
was another resounding success!!!
Click
HERE for names of attendees and action photos (pending).
Last update: 24 May 2017

Please Help Us Keep Our Records Up To Date

Click the links
listed below for
facts about


CL 92
Click the links
listed below for
facts about


CLG 4 / CG 4
New
Click here
forfacts about


LCS 9
CL 92  - History CLG 4 / CG 4 - History LCS 9 - History
CL 92 - Commanding Officers CLG 4 / CG 4 Commanding Officers LCS 9 - Commanding Officers

Information about the Association . . .
Officers, Directors
and
Committees
U.S.S. Little Rock Association
Membership Application
(.pdf file download)


LCS9 Tee Shirt Front



LAST CHANCE !


The "Back With A Vengeance"
LCS 9 T-Shirt which made such
a hit at the last Reunion is still
available in limited quantities.

We have for sale the following
sizes and quantities only ....


(4) Small
(6) Medium

$25.00 each
(Includes shipping!)

LCS9 Tee Shirt Back
LCS 9 T-Shirt Front
w/ LCS 9 Blazon

(Click to enlarge picture)


Want one or more?

EMAIL:  Frank Berglas


LCS 9 T-Shirt Back
w/ LCS 9 motto

(Click to enlarge picture)



CLICK CLICK CLICK
CLICK CLICK CLICK
CLICK CLICK

History & Facts Page

***  "Quick Links Matrix"  ***
for USS Little Rock's History, Ship and Crew Data,
Rosters, Photos, Chronologies,
Navy "Stuff", etc.

( Click HERE !!! )


CLICK CLICK CLICK
CLICK CLICK CLICK
CLICK CLICK

History & Facts Page


NEW !    Information about the Annual Shipboard Work Party . . .
What is it...?
and What Do I Need to Bring?

We Need You !
May 15-19, 2017
Click HERE !!!
Previous Work Parties...
Participants & Photos



Attendees at Past Reunions:

1992 - Buffalo,  NY
1993 - Little Rock,  AR
1994 - Norfolk,  VA
1995 - Buffalo,  NY
1996 - Boston,  MA
1997 - Charleston,  SC
1998 - Buffalo,  NY
1999 - Washington, DC
2000 - Buffalo,  NY
2001 - Phila,  PA
2002 - San Diego, CA
2003 - Buffalo,  NY
2004 - No. Kentucky
USS Little Rock Association's
Annual Reunion


The annual U.S.S. Little Rock Association Reunion is a highlight for hundreds of Association members each year.

Typically, reunions are held in Buffalo, New York every second year, and elsewhere throughout the USA on alternate years. The reunion draws members together from literally all over the world.

Shipmates, spouses, children, grandkids and "significant others" find this event has something for everyone.

Click HERE for photos of the 2016 reunion.
Attendees at Past Reunions:

2005 - Buffalo,  NY
2006 - Boston,  MA
2007 - Buffalo,  NY
2008 - Canada Cruise
2009 - Buffalo, NY
2010 - Portland, ME
2011 - Buffalo, NY
2012 - Wilmington, NC
2013 - Buffalo, NY
2014 - Norfolk, VA
2015 - Buffalo, NY
2016 - Warwick, RI

2017 - Buffalo, NY !
2018 - Portland, ME !

Pay Dues

PayPal

Is your Membership current ?   Want to Donate ?

Your Annual Dues (payable Jan. 1st), and Donations can  be made online with PayPal

Make Donation

PayPal


Read, Contribute to, and Enjoy the . . .

Use Policy                 Message, News & Bulletin Board                 Use Policy

Click HERE to enter.



"News you can use...."

The latest news from the Association, the Buffalo Naval Park, and the Fleet.  

Click HERE


Our most recent website additions & updates....
The pages listed to the right have recently been added or updated. Clicking the highlighted page name (Blue Link) will take you directly to the page. Remember, your feedback is appreciated !

USMC Globe USS Little Rock & 6th Fleet Marines

Enter.... Here...
USMC Globe


USS LITTLE ROCK ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL REUNION

Each year members of  the USS Little Rock Association gather to renew old friendships and kindle new ones.
Reunions are typically held in Buffalo, NY on odd numbered years, and at some other agreed upon location on even numbered years.

The 2017 REUNION (our 26th !!!)
will be held in conjunction with the planned commissioning of USS Little Rock LCS 9 in Buffalo!

* * *   The dates: September 27th through October 1st, 2017  * * *
* * *  Our venue: Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo  * * *

Here are some photos from the (2016) Reunion....Click HERE


USS LITTLE ROCK ASSOCIATION'S LADIES' AUXILIARY

While some may consider it unlucky to have a woman aboard ship, the USS Little Rock Association feels just the opposite when it comes to
having women as part of our group. In fact, the ladies of the Association have their own group within the organization. Click below to get
the latest from the Auxiliary and check back often for updates on how this spirited group interacts with the Association.

The Latest News from the Ladies


USS Little Rock Association's Scholarship Program

Did you know that your Association's Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualifying college sophomores?
Check these links to learn more....

 NEW !  Committee Correspondence
 

 Scholarship Program - 2016 Winners !

NEW ! Descendant Scholarship Program Details - Call For 2017 Applications

NROTC Program Details


Make a Donation to the Scholarship Program using PayPal !



 
NEW MEMBERS IN THE LITTLE ROCK ASSOCIATION

WELCOME SHIPMATES !

Name Rate/Rank Yrs. On Board
Name Rate/Rank Yrs. On Board
• Stout, Robert J. 5/17 (*) PH3 75-76
• Cipriano, Richard 05/17 FTG3 73 - 75 • Alimbuyao, Romeo G. 05/17 (*) SN 73 - 75
• Lewin Jr., James 05/17 (*) FTM3 63 - 66 Walsh, Archie J. 04/17 S1C 46 - 47
Thompson, Richard A. 04/17 (*) LT 73 - 76
Ervin, Gerald W. 04/17 (*) BT3 75 - 76
Killian, Michael E. 02/17(*) LTJG 73 - 75
Torres, Vincent R. 03/17 (*) FTG2 71 - 72
Plain, Kenneth R. 02/17 (*) SK3 69 - 72
Dagil, John G. 02/17 (*) CAPT USMC 70 - 71
Stonebraker, James E. 01/17 (*) BM3 69 - 71
Smith, Frank J. 01/17 (*) LTJG 63 - 65

•  Newest Member(s)

(*)  Indicates new members with their e-mail address listed on the Sailors On Line ("S.O.L.") page.
00 / 00 after a Member's name indicates the Month / Year they joined
the Association.
"AM"
in Rate/Rank column indicates Associate Member.



Historic World Events

Were YOU there? Then your input is needed!


There were many Historic World Events which occurred during the USS Little Rock's life.
Check out the "Historical Events" page and then tell us what YOU recall about those times.



•  •  •  U.S.S. Little Rock Crew Rosters  •  •  •

CL 92
Rosters
(1945  -  1949)

Plank Owners
Crew & Officers
Decommissioning
Crew



Little Rock Association Active Members
Little Rock Association "Sailors On Line"
E-Mail Addresses
Little Rock Crew - Dates of Service Unknown
Little Rock Marines (CL 92 / CLG 4 / CG 4)
All Known Deceased Little Rock Shipmates
Recently Deceased Shipmates
(with Obituaries if available)


CLG 4 / CG 4
Rosters
(1960 - 1976)

Plank Owners
Crew & Officers
Decommissioning
Crew





Photo Galleries of the Ships, the Crews, and the Places We've Been....




CL92 Photos

CLG 4 and CG 4 Photos LCS 9 Photos
(Coming Soon!)
Places
We've Been
Candid Ship
Action Photos
Candid Crew
Action Photos


Have a photo to contribute? Contact the Webmaster.


USS LITTLE ROCK
SAILORS'
"RECOLLECTIONS"

Memories about life on the
USS Little Rock as recalled
by the crew.
"I REMEMBER WHEN...."

"NOW THIS AIN'T NO LIE...."

"ONCE UPON A TIME...."
USS LITTLE ROCK SAILORS'
"ORAL HISTORIES"


Official U.S. Navy transcripts
of Oral Histories given by
Little Rock  crewmembers.

LitComs ...

LitComs ...

LitComs ...
"LitComs" is the official newsletter of the USS Little Rock Association and is a benefit of your membership. LitComs now is transmitted via email. Members who do not have email addresses on file will receive their copy via post, within a week or so after the electronic edition is published. Members are welcome to submit informative articles for re-printing in LitComs. These may be sent to Frank Berglas (contact info at right). Frank E. Berglas
63 Barnes Rd
Stamford, CT 06902-1201

E-Mail: littlerockassn@yahoo.com


The Naval Order of the United States

The Naval Order of the United States is a fraternal organization founded in 1890. Its "charge" is to promote and encourage research and writing on naval and maritime subjects, and to promote the preservation of historic artifacts and memories of our naval and maritime history.

Membership is available to members of the: U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as the Commissioned Corps of:
the U.S. Public Health Service, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, and the U.S. Merchant Marine.

For more information:  CLICK HERE.



Membership Benefits



LitComs Newsletter

Free access to the Ship and to the
Buffalo Naval Park

Annual Shipmate's Reunion

The USS Little Rock Association needs YOU!

The legacy of the Little Rock and of her crew depends entirely on the strength of her Association.

Your membership in the Association helps preserve this legacy and provides a solid network of crew members with whom to share our experiences and memories.

Join with us today by printing out and mailing an Application Form


Want to support the Association financially? Click HERE for a printable form, or HERE for more information on how you can help.


Membership Benefits


Contact Shipmates

Help preserve our U.S. Naval History

Annual Workparty


"Mystery Photos"
Mystery Photo #29

Helo Wipe-Down

(Click on the picture for a larger view.)

Who? What? Where & When ?

Mystery Photos are are way for us to get information about some of the many
different aspects of the USS Little Rock, her life, her crew and her adventures.
They are not trick questions,  but a bonafide search for information....


This Mystery Photo (at the left) shows a gentleman diligently keeping
 LITTLE ROCK's helicopter looking "squared away".
Who is he?  Anyone know his name?

If you have a clue about this, shoot us an e-mail via the "Mystery Photo #29" topic on
the Messages, News and Bulletin Board  or  e-mail the webmaster.

You can view previous Mystery Photos HERE.



WE NEED GOOD DATA !!!!


Please keep us informed of both your CURRENT MAILING and E-MAIL addresses.
Send us your current info....     Do it NOW while you're thinking about it .   Thanks.

Please e-mail your USPS MAILING ADDRESS data to: Frank Berglas,  and your E-MAIL address data to: Woody Donaldson

COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION - INFRINGEMENT PENALTIES

All website browsers are advised that the entire contents of this site, whether prose or graphics, are protected against reproduction by the copyright (copyright © ) laws of the United States. The rights to the contents of this web site are registered by the USS LITTLE ROCK ASSOCIATION for it's exclusive use, and any reproduction thereof is prohibited unless specifically approved by an authorized representative of the ASSOCIATION.  For permission to reproduce any portion of this web site you may apply to WOODS C. DONALDSON at the e-mail address shown below. Permission, if granted, will be by e-mail directed to the requesting party. Those found to be infringing on thecopyright of this website may expect to be notified of their actions, and requested to cease and desist. Failing to do so may result in prosecution of the ASSOCIATION'S rights in the premises. However, failure to so notify does not nullify the ASSOCIATION'S rights to enforce its copyright (copyright ©) privileges.

For permission to use content from this site, please contact WOODS C. DONALDSON at:littlerocksol@verizon.net