Help us commemorate the USS Anchorage LSD36
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Proud veterans of the United States Navy who served on the USS Anchorage LSD36 are pleased to offer you a unique opportunity to show your support. Our ship, commissioned in 1969 and decommissioned in 2003, saw 34 years of honorable service and completed 19 Western Pacific deployments from her home port of San Diego. She earned the distinction of being the most decorated dock landing ship on the West Coast.


The USS Anchorage LSD36 transported U.S. Marines home from Vietnam. She has assisted in various humanitarian responses and has supported every major operation in Afghanistan and Iraq. She was one of the ships that responded to the bombing of the USS Cole DDG67 in Yemen, and just before decommissioning she participated in the largest amphibious task force ever assembled to combat global terrorism.


Now we are organizing a reunion of those who served on the USS Anchorage LSD36, but we cannot do it without your help. The reunion weekend in San Diego is scheduled for October 9-11 2020, and we are seeking your sponsorship support. Please help us commemorate this great ship, its important place in history, and our shared commitment in service to country. The year 2020 is significant, because that is the 10-year anniversary of the final sacrifice our ship made. After being decommissioned, she came out of retirement to be used as a target during the 2010 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval training exercise. The RIMPAC Exercise is the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise, vital to the security of the USA and our global allies.


We welcome financial assistance to defray the cost of hosting our reunion. We need to pay for resources such as group transportation, guided tours, and meals. There will be a Welcome Reception on Friday, a Main Reunion Event on Saturday, and two Sunday events. If there is enough support, we can provide door prizes, print t-shirts, challenge coins, caps, or customized M&Ms. We would also like to offer a photo collage mural of the ship through its 34 years of service that can be raffled as a memorable souvenir.


All support is given our enthusiastic “Thank You” and our sincere gratitude for years to come. Visit our website, LSD36.COM, to learn more.


Best regards,

Michael P. McGrath, DAV
P.O. Box 191013
San Diego, California 92159-1013

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NOTE: Your name will also be listed on a 'Thank You' flyer handed out at our reunion
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