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"Welcome 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 board 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 manned
USS Little Rock CL 92 / CLG 4 / CG 4 & LCS 9

CL 92 at Anchor CLG 4 1970's LCS1 Underway
USS Little Rock CL 92 USS Little Rock CLG 4 / CG 4 USS Little Rock LCS 9

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2020 Shipboard Work Party Has Been Cancelled !

"USS Little Rock as a Hospital Ship ?"

"The Buffalo Naval Park has volunteered the use of museum ship USS Little Rock as a floating
hospital for people testing positive for the Covid-19 virus according to Park officials.

The Park estimates Little Rock could accommodate between 175 and 200 people depending on distancing requirements.

The Spring opening of the park has been delayed indefinitely due to the virus."

"The full article can be read HERE."

USS Little Rock Association Annual Reunion
The 2020 Shipmates' Reunion has been CANCELLED
due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic!

  Click HERE for further information.

Last Updated: February 8, 2020

Information about the Association

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.

Membership Benefits

LitComs Newsletter
Free access to Buffalo Naval Park
Annual Shipmate's Reunion
Contact Shipmates
Help Preserve Naval History
Annual Workparty

Name Rate/Rank Yrs. On Board
•Malloy, Michael D. 02/20 (*) MU2 68-69
•Lovett, Allen J. 01/20 (*) FTG3 69-71
•Miller, Robert E. 01/20 (*) FTM3 63-66
•Thomas, Kenneth R. 01/20 (*) BMSN 67-68
•Fair, Michael R. 12/19 (*) ET3 73-74
•Schiers, William W. 11/19 (*) YNSN 59-60
Name Rate/Rank Yrs. On Board
•Cook II, Frederick J. 10/19 (*) RMSN 67-68
•Trumbauer, David S. 9/19 (*) LCDR 73-74
•Chapman James H. 8/19 (*) LT 69-72
•Jirsa Jr., Joseph E. 8/19 (*) E5 70-71
•Pugliese, Paul T. 8/19 (*) SK3 69-71

Newest Members
Indicates members with their names listed on the Sailors On Line ("S.O.L.") page.
After a Member's name indicates the Month/Year they joined the Association.

USS Little Rock Association's Annual Reunion
  • The annual USS Little Rock Association Reunion is a highlight for hundreds of USSLRA 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.


Unfortunately, our 2020 reunion has been cancelled due to concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned here and see future editions of LitComs for information about the 2021 reunion. Questions or comments may be addressed to our Reunion Chairman, Ray Cutter.

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"News you can use...."
The latest news from the Association, the Buffalo Naval Park, and the Fleet.
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Our Most Recent Website Additions & Updates
News of Interest Recent News of Deceased Shipmates

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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

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.

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

CL 92 Photos CLG 4 and
CG 4 Photos
LCS 9 Photos
(Coming Soon!)
We've Been
Candid Ship
Action Photos
Candid Crew
Action Photos

Have a photo to contribute? Contact the Webmaster.


Memories about life on the
USS Little Rock as recalled
by the crew.



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

LitComs ...
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"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


"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.


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