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Site Last Updated: 11/18/2015

Two Crews – One Association

This site is dedicated to the ship and her two crews who served from 19 August 1943 – 16 July 1946 and 4 June 1951 – 2 May 1960.

This site is sponsored by the USS Gatling Reunion Association. For more information, please click on the Reunion Association link.

Check out the Upcoming Reunion page to get date and location details on the next DESRON 30 reunion

Leave a message in the Message Board for Gatling Reunion Association Shipmates.

If you have Gatling memorabilia that doesn't fill a need for you, let us add it to the Gatling Archives, where it will be preserved for others to reminisce and made available as a memorable resource. The Gatling Archives consist of 9 binders for the `43-`46 crew, 17 binders for the `51-`60 crew and 1 binder for each Reunion. Please contact us for more details.


The USS Gatling (DD-671) Reunion Association gratefully acknowledges the following people who contributed to the construction of this website:

Gail Woodward Lippincott, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Technical Communication, University of North Texas

Robert A. Lippincott, Captain, USAF (Ret), webmaster

Melissa McCracken, graphic designer,
Daughter of Gail, granddaughter of Gene

Louellen Coker, Wendy Johnson, Bryce Kennedy, and Kelly Rogers, Technical Communication graduate students, University of North Texas

Tom Peltin, President of Tin Can Sailors

The Shipmates, Ladies, and Associates who provided personal information, pictures, and comments.

Gene Woodward CS2-CS1  Sec/Treas
Recommissioning (June 4, 1951 - February 11, 1954)