CL 92



Notice of Passing
Ronald C. Hopple - GySgt (68-69)
October 23, 2022

Notice of Passing
John A. Gammell - BTFA (70-74)
February 20, 2023

Notice of Passing
Aurand, David Lee - SN (73-75)
March 16, 2023

New Association Member
George F. Miller - Assoc.

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What is the future of USS Little Rock LCS9 ?

At the present time the commissioning of USS Little Rock LCS9 is seen as the ship's only "bright moment" prior to her being decommissioned at Mayport Naval Station Florida at the end of March this year.

At a media briefing almost a year ago the Navy announced that nine Freedom-class LCS's would be decommissioned as a consequence of design flaws which have crippled the ships from the start.

"That's a lot of money going, literally, right down the drain," said Mike Vogel, president of the Buffalo Lighthouse Association. "It was a very expensive ship that had all kinds of potential, and it was certainly an honor to have it commissioned here in Buffalo. It's kind of heartbreaking to see it a little bit later being decommissioned and probably scrapped."

The $762 billion defense budget for fiscal year 2023 included a request from the Navy to decommission 39 warships, including nine Freedom-class littoral combat ships.

On the "bright side" there is "talk" at the Buffalo Naval Park of perhaps bringing LCS 9 back to Buffalo as a museum ship where she could give visitors a close-up look at modern Navy ship features.

"We're going to certainly take a look at any opportunity that could possibly bring her back to Buffalo as a museum ship," Marzello said. "It would be an interesting opportunity to see a 1940s ship called the USS Little Rock versus a 2017 version... It didn't look like much from the outside, but the inside is a technological marvel."

2023 Spring Shipboard Work Party

The USS Little Rock Association Spring Workparty
on board LITTLE ROCK will be:

Monday May 22nd thru Friday May 26th

Click HERE for Information about the Work Party and to volunteer.

USS Little Rock Association Annual Reunion

Our 2023 Annual Reunion will be held at the Sheraton Norfolk
Waterside Hotel in Norfolk from August 23rd to August 27th

Click HERE for further information as it is posted.

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USS Little Rock Association's Scholarship Program

Did you know that your Association's Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to qualifying college sophomores?

NEW !   2022 Scholarship Winners

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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.

New Members in the USS Little Rock Association


Name Rate/Rank Yrs. On Board
• Miller, George F. 3/23 Assoc. Assoc.
• Puskey, Helen G. 2/23 Assoc. Assoc.
• Stewart, Mary Q. 2/23 Assoc. Assoc.
• Brown, Bud 2/23 ET1 71-72
• Drinkard, Gerald T. 2/23 BT3 67-69
Vinogradov, Angela M. 1/23 Assoc. Assoc
Name Rate/Rank Yrs. On Board
Suter, Jane 1/23 Assoc. Assoc
Deen, James R. 12/22 SH3 72-74
Thyne, John R. 12/22 Assoc. Assoc.
Hermesch, Kenneth F. 12/22 RM3 67-69
Roland, Ralph D. 11/22 Assoc. Assoc

Newest Members
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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.

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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 "20th Century Historic Events" page and then tell us what YOU recall about those times.


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
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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.


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